What is TapRooT?
TapRooT® is an investigation and root cause analysis methodology used by major industries to solve problems and achieve world-class performance.
Developed in the 1980’s for the investigation of process safety incidents in the nuclear industry, TapRooT® set out to develop a problem-solving technique, that would change the philosophy behind investigations from one of blame and fear, to one of cooperative problem solving.
The systematic investigation process and robust TapRooT® tools, help people who have never had extensive human factors training, investigate human errors and equipment performance issues – find the real root causes, and fix them with effective corrective actions.
Few in-house investigators such as plant personnel and engineers have human factors training. The TapRooT® tools such as the RooT Cause Tree® and dictionary have ‘imbedded intelligence’. This allows investigators to see beyond their current knowledge to find root causes they previously did not have the training to identify. Taproot® Tools are based on proven and extensive research into why people make mistakes and why equipment fails. The tools give the user advanced in-depth knowledge behind human error and human performance to help them know the right questions to ask and the right places to look.