TourTourTrain derailment investigated by Root Cause Analysis
Root Cause Analysis (RCA): RCA is a procedure designed to identify the root causes for a failure and the actions necessary to prevent recurrence in future. It helps professionals determine what happened, how it happened and why it happened. FMEA can be considered a proactive way to avoid failures that have not occurred before. RCA is generally initiated when a failure has occurred. Failure Analysis (FA) refers to the understanding and categorization of a failure, not necessarily to find the root causes that resulted in the failure.