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5 whys will never get you to the REAL root cause of your problems

5 whys will never get you to the REAL root cause of your problems

Stop asking why 5 times! COMET Essentials is a simplified Investigation and Root Cause Analysis process which enables organisations to consistently identify Root Causes across their full spectrum of incidents. 

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How powerful would it be to finally unlock the improvement opportunities from low level, high volume incidents?

Typically, given resource implications, organisations often struggle to apply consistent investigation and root cause analysis across their full spectrum of incidents.

This frequently leads to an inconsistent approach to investigation and root cause analysis, often relying on open source subjective techniques such as 5 whys.

COMET Essentials solves this issue as it enables all manner of incidents to be investigated and analysed by a single investigator in a short period of time, delivering root causes within the fixed COMET taxonomy.

Applying the COMET Essentials philosophy across your business unlocks the full spectrum of root cause and greatly enhances the potential for incident prevention and organisational improvement.

A simplified tool for performing consistent investigations.

COMET Essentials allows all manner of incidents to be investigated & analysed by a single investigator in a short period of time.

COMET MEthodology Discover, Analyse, Action
A consistent process
Unlike typical open source tools, like 5-Why's, COMET Essentials delivers a robust outcome eliminating investigator bias.
Creating and Audit template in COMET Assured
Scalability
Applicable across your entire spectrum of incident types from low level to most serious.
COMET Investigation evidence gathering on a SID Grid
Reduce incident backlog
Through ease of use of COMET Essentials, investigations are robust and completed efficiently, removing unwarranted investigation bureaucracy.
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Time efficient
Typically a single investigator with reasonable knowledge of the incident can conduct the investigation and RCA in an hour.
COMET Root Cause Analysis
Coded Root Cause Taxonomy
Identify root causes across COMET’s five unique Root Maps - Communication, Operating Environment, Management, Equipment and Training.
Assigning Preventive Actions in COMET
Effective Preventive Actions
Use action prompts to help create a strong preventive action programme that prevents repeat incidents and makes a lasting difference. 

Want to see COMET Essentials in action?

Book a 60-minute personalised demo session with one of our COMET team members.

What our clients think

Testimonials

COMET helped us understand the systemic root causes

"The main value to LR of adopting COMET is the newfound organisational leadership education and enlightenment as to the reasons behind incident types, particularly  those which hurt us most in terms of frequency. A recent example was repeat microsleep incidents affecting our surveyors. COMET helped us understand the systemic root causes and gave the Board sufficient confidence to invest over £2 million in a preventive action programme which is already bearing fruit in terms of this type of incident reduction."

James Pomeroy,
Group Director HSEQ at Lloyds Register
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We’re maximising its value across the business

"Viridor is a relatively recent adopter of the COMET RootApp tool but is already beginning to really reap the rewards of a first class investigation system.
We’re maximising its value across the business through consistency of approach and ensuring we really do get to the root cause of our incidents so we can set the right actions to prevent recurrence.

The STC team has been hugely helpful and supportive in getting this new process implemented."

Richard Robinson,
Head of SHQS at Viridor
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Probably the best root cause analysis process and toolkit

"Probably the best root cause analysis process and toolkit. But beyond enabling us to adequately identify root causes, COMET also allows us to track trends using the root cause codes to help address systemic opportunities in our management system."

Bertrand Piredda, Director of HSES Cummins Power Systems
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Feels more like a partnership

"Borr Drilling adopted COMET across the business in 2017/2018 and since then our relationship and trust with the STC INSISO COMET team has grown immensely.

Any issues are quickly resolved or addressed and a feature of the relationship I enjoy most is that it feels more like a partnership than that of a more traditional vendor/client arrangement."

Thomas Sunde, QHSE Director at Borr Drilling
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Positive and encouraging feedback

"STC INSISO recently delivered the 3-day COMET practitioner course to GSK R&D (UK) engineering and safety professionals.

The COMET team created a bespoke course that was well received by GSK R&D with lots of positive and encouraging feedback."

Ray Duffy, EHS Manager - Projects & Engineering at GSK
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