About The Phoenix RCA Method
The Phoenix Method is a business-oriented, consequence-focused, significance-driven investigation process successfully applied for over 20 years in organizations and industries with a strong desire to avoid repeating mistakes and to prevent serious accidents or events from recurring. The Phoenix Method, developed and implemented by Dr. William Corcoran, may be utilized to evaluate any event for which the adverse consequences can be defined - if the pain is describable, the Phoenix Method is applicable.
The Phoenix Method selectively applies a variety of analytical tools to address the “eight questions for insight” . . . . . . .
Phoenix-derived corrective actions, if conscientiously implemented, significantly reduce both the frequency of future similar events and the severity of future event consequences.
The Method has been used to analyze the causes of accidents and substandard results in the following applications and environments:
Personnel, Organizational, & Programmatic Applications
Organizational/ Programmatic Failures
Regulatory Compliance Failures
Regulatory Enforcement Issues
Management Issues within Commercial Organizations
Substandard Project Performance
Procurement Errors & Weaknesses
Hardware and Physical Applications
Physical Equipment Failures (Structural; mechanical; electrical)
Physical System Breakdowns
Facility Re-start Performance Issues
Site Remediation Breakdowns
Diesel Generator Malfunction
Diesel Pump Operational Failures
Environments in Which Phoenix has been Applied
Offshore Oil Platforms
Fossil Electrical Generation
Nuclear Electrical Generation
Finance and Accounting
For additional information regarding the Phoenix Method, contact the following individuals:
Both Dr. Quinn and Mr. Swanson are licensed to provide training on the Phoenix Method of event investigation.