Quality Management & Training


Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) is a powerful, widely-recognised method for determining system reliability and possible risks. It is a logical technique for analysing and deducing the various combinations of hardware and software failures and human errors that could result in the occurrence of specified undesired events (usually referred to as the top event) at the system level. The deductive analysis begins with the top event, then attempts to determine the specific causes of this top event. The main objective of FTA is to determine the probability of this top event. The calculation involves system quantitative reliability information, such as failure probability or failure rate. FTA provides key information regarding the likelihood of failure and the means by which failure could occur. Focussing on and refining the results of the FTA can be used to minimise risk and improve system safety and reliability.

Also see Failure Mode Effects Analysis


Course delegates will be able to as a consequence of this course:

  • Be aware of the aims, objectives and benefits of FTA.
  • Be aware of the other Risk Analysis techniques such as; Failure Mode effects Analysis, Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), PDPC.
  • Identify the most appropriate Risk Analysis tool to employ.
  • Identify the need for completing an FTA.
  • Be capable of interpreting for application purposes the FTA process.
  • Be capable of completing an FTA
  • Coherently answer questions regarding the FTA.
  • Provide the opportunity to make real major financial saving through QM&T’s pre and post course supported assignment scheme.
  • Be QM&T validated and certificated as a Risk Analyst and FTA provider.


  • Quality Professionals and Senior Management wishing to introduce and complete an FTA.
  • Quality Auditors


Items covered include:

  • Explanation of the principles of Risk Analysis
  • Introduction to other Risk Analysis Techniques; Failure Mode Effects Analysis, Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and PDPC.
  • Explanation of the principles of FTA
  • FTA theory and practice
  • FTA application
  • FTA exercises
  • Case studies of typical situations and applications


The lecturing team is comprised of professionals who have been especially selected for their recognised knowledge and experience in the field of Risk Analysis, quality assurance training and consultancy.


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