Fault Tree Analysis Fundamentals

Course Overview

Fault Tree Analysis is a top down, deductive failure analysis that identifies combinations of events that would lead to an undesired system event. This technique is mainly used in safety and reliability engineering to understand how systems can fail, to identify the best ways to reduce risk and quantify the probability of undesired events.

This course covers the fundamentals of Fault Tree Analysis with the following aims:

  • Familiarise delegates with Fault Tree Analysis principles (terminology, process, symbols).
  • To equip delegates with the skills to construct a basic fault tree.
  • To enable delegates to evaluate basic fault trees numerically.


Public & On Site Courses


Live Course: 1 Day - Course commences at 9:00am and finishes at approximately 5:00pm.

Course Fee

Public Course: £500, includes lunch and refreshments.

On-Site Course: Please complete the form opposite or contact us for onsite training prices, including discounts for multiple delegates and courses

Online Courses


Online Course: Split into 3 sessions in 2 hour slots.

Course Fee

Online Courses: Please complete the form opposite or contact us for online training prices, including discounts for multiple delegates and courses.


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Who Should Attend?

This course is intended as an introduction to the subject, for people that are required to construct, evaluate and critique fault trees.

The course does not assume any prior knowledge on the subject of Reliability or Safety Engineering, with fundamental concepts and terminology being introduced.

This course is not intended to provide specific training on software tools, if these are of interest there are follow on courses that cover more detail.

Public Course Venues

Stockport Traning Venue

Wilde Analysis Training Facility
Whitworth House, 28 Charles Street
SK1 3JR First Things First

  • Background to Fault Tree Analysis
  • Purpose of FTA
  • Symbols and Definitions
  • Fault Tree Analysis Process
  • Fault Tree Construction
  • Boolean Logic
  • Top Event Definition
  • Construction Guidelines
  • Fault Tree Evaluation
  • Cut Sets
  • Basic Probability Theory
  • Performing Probability Calculations for AND/OR gates with up to 3 events
  • Additional Considerations
  • Documenting FTA
  • Common Cause Failures
  • Unrevealed Failures
Course Agenda


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