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Safety and Reliability Society Western Branch Lecture
27th January 2015
Room 1 BAWA Leisure Centre,
589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG
18:45 for 19:00
Root Cause Analysis – What’s the purpose?
A presentation by
David Tooth
Managing Director, Sologic Ltd
David Tooth is founder and Managing Director of Sologic Ltd. He is also CEO UK and
Consulting and Training Director of the Worldwide Centre for Organizational
Development (WCOD).
David has over 30 years experience in the Industrial Gases Industry, most recently as
a European Operations Director for Air Products plc with primary responsibility for
Bulk Distribution & Customer Installations. Prior to that he spent almost 5 years as
the Company’s European HS & E Director during a period when Air Products attained
an industry leadership reputation for its Health & Safety commitments &
During his time with Air Products he chaired many Trade Association Committees,
both British & European & drove the development of a worldwide Safety, Health &
Environmental Management System.
In the summer of 1998 David became the ‘management sponsor’ for Air Product’s
European introduction of a consistent Root Cause Analysis process. This process has
been adopted by Air Products around the world as the preferred tool for
accident/incident investigation and a powerful means of solving problems across a
wide range of disciplines.