Executive Summary

Root cause analysis allows people to get to the root of their problems and come up with solutions that could solve their problem forever. RCA can be used for a number of different things. Basically, RCA is a structured 3 part approach to first evaluating the consequences of the problem while isolating the problem, finding the causes of a problem and lastly intervening to stop that chain of events that caused the failure or accident. Maintenance is made up of a hundred problems every day. Good maintenance professionals can solve most of them at the first shot without too much pain. But typically there are some problems that defy the easy way and lend themselves to a more structured approach.