Auditing Training Courses
A 1-day course that aims to explain the process of Root Cause Analysis; how to identify the root cause issues and how to put in place preventative measures to meet BRCGS Standard requirements
£415 +VAT (per person)
£800 +VAT (for 2 people)
All course fees are payable in advance.
A one-day course that aims to explain the process of Root Cause Analysis; how to identify the root cause issues and how to put in place preventative measures to meet BRCGS Standard requirements. By examining practical industry examples delegates will gain the understanding and awareness necessary to implement an effective Root Cause Analysis strategy.
This course is ideally suited for Production, Quality and Technical Managers and operational team leaders, or those dealing with systems management in the workplace. It is also suitable for HR Managers dealing with corrective action plans for Ethical Audits.
No specific entry requirements needed.
Delivered face to face at our training centre in Skipton, North Yorkshire UK.
Delivered Live and online so you'll require a computer and Internet connection
Full details and logging in information given before the start of the course
|What is Root Cause Analysis?|
|The Process of Root Cause Analysis|
|Problem Solving Techniques Used in Root Cause Analysis – 5 Whys|
|Problem Solving Techniques Used in Root Cause Analysis – Fishbone Diagrams|
|Practical Workshop using Techniques Learned|
By the close of the course you will have the necessary knowledge to identify root cause issues and put in place preventative measures to meet BRCGS Standard requirements and to implement an effective Root Cause Analysis strategy.
Verner Wheelock certificate of attendance
£415 +VAT (per person)
£800 +VAT (for 2 people)
All course fees are payable in advance.
* Classroom courses only
Put simply, root cause analysis is the process of getting to the source of why a problem has occurred. In food manufacturing, catering and packaging environments there are often recurring problems, which are picked up during internal audits. These are problems that continue, even though they have supposedly been fixed. Sometimes a quick fix has been used to save time, however the only way to stop the problem from occurring at all in the future is to drill right down and find out why it happened in the first place.
It is called ‘root cause’ because often the underlying cause is unseen, just like the roots of a plant. So, you need to dig deep to get to the bottom of the issue.
This course, written by a root cause analysis specialist for Verner Wheelock Associates, is quite wide-ranging and will appeal to anybody dealing with systems management in the workplace. Specifically it is ideally suited to Production, Quality and Technical managers in the food and food packaging industries. Any HR Managers dealing with corrective action plans for ethical audits will also benefit from this training.
This one-day intensive course covers the whole spectrum of the subject of root cause analysis. It begins with an investigation of what root cause analysis actually is. It then goes into the importance and benefits of root cause analysis. An essential section focuses on the BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety requirements for root cause analysis since root cause analysis is a key focus within Issue 9 and appears throughout the Standard.
Specific BRCGS Issue 9 clauses referring to root cause analysis are 1.1.2 – senior management requirement; 3.7.2 – the identification of failures; 3.10.2 – complaints requirement; 3.11.2 – product withdrawal and recall; 2.3.2 – audit non-conformances; and Appendix 8, table 6 – example of evidence.
Section 2 of the course is all about the process of root cause analysis which comprises: defining the problem, collecting data, evaluating possible causes, identifying and implementing a Corrective Action Plan. The Corrective Action Plan then needs analysing to determine its effectiveness.
There are a couple of very effective problem solving techniques used within root cause analysis. These are ‘5 Whys’ and fishbone diagrams (also referred to as ‘cause and effect diagrams’). Each method is examined in detail, including why and how to use each type.
The day culminates in a practical workshop where delegates get the opportunity to put their new-found knowledge into practice.
Our Root Cause Analysis course is tutored by a trainer who has a wealth of knowledge in the subject, having spent several years in as a Technical and Production Manager within the food industry. The training is illustrated by real life examples and delegates are encouraged to interact and share experiences during the day.
There is a no examination for this course, however all delegates will receive a Verner Wheelock Certificate of Attendance. By the end of the course all delegates will have the necessary knowledge to be able to identify root cause issues and put in place preventative measures to meet BRCGS Standard requirements. They will also be able to implement an effective root cause analysis strategy.
As with the majority of our training courses, you can choose whether you wish to attend in person, or remotely via Zoom. For those attending in person, our training centre is located in Skipton, North Yorkshire. It is close to the train and bus stations and around 5 minutes’ walk to the town centre. If you are driving to our premises, we have parking spaces available nearby.
Whichever way you choose to attend, all courses begin promptly at 9.30am and finish around 4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided for face-to-face delegates and all delegates receive a course binder and notes.
You can find the next scheduled Root Cause Analysis course on our training calendar Alternatively, if you have 5 or more staff to train, you might like to consider our in-house training option.
Verner Wheelock offers a whole suite of auditing courses, ranging from Auditing Skills and Lead Auditor to Supplier Auditing and Auditing Refresher. These are all certificated by FDQ. Additionally we offer two BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 9 Update courses.
The Root Cause Analysis certification course is a comprehensive 1-day training program. It is divided into five sections, covering the introduction to Root Cause Analysis, the process, problem-solving techniques, and practical workshops.
The course is designed for Production, Quality, and Technical Managers, operational team leaders, and HR Managers dealing with corrective action plans for Ethical Audits. It's suitable for those involved in systems management in the workplace.
This course equips managers with the skills to identify root cause issues and implement preventative measures. It aligns with BRCGS Standard requirements, enhancing the overall quality control and problem-solving capabilities within the organization.
No specific entry requirements are needed for this course, making it accessible to a wide range of professionals interested in Root Cause Analysis.
The course provides practical insights into defining problems, collecting data, evaluating possible causes, and implementing corrective action plans. It includes hands-on workshops using techniques like the 5 Whys and Fishbone Diagrams.
Both options are available. The course is delivered face-to-face at the training center in Skipton, North Yorkshire, UK, and also remotely via live online sessions.
The course covers the importance of Root Cause Analysis, the process, problem-solving techniques like 5 Whys and Fishbone Diagrams, and practical workshops to apply the learned techniques.
Participants will receive a Verner Wheelock certificate of attendance, acknowledging their understanding of Root Cause Analysis.
The course fee of £415 + VAT per person or £800 + VAT for two people includes all materials and, for classroom courses, lunch and refreshments. All fees are payable in advance.
Yes, participants will receive a course binder and notes, providing valuable resources for implementing Root Cause Analysis in their workplace.
The course offers practical tools and techniques for identifying root causes and implementing effective preventative measures. It's applicable across various industries, enhancing problem-solving and quality control processes.
One example is the 5 Whys technique, a method of asking "Why?" five times to drill down to the root cause of a problem. It's a simple yet powerful tool taught in the course to identify underlying issues.
Yes, Root Cause Analysis is a globally recognized approach used across various industries to identify and address the underlying causes of problems, ensuring long-term solutions and continuous improvement.