5 Why Analysis Template

Using a 5 why analysis template is an effective method for finding the root cause of a problem, injury, or incident. Through relentless questioning of surface-level causes, you can tackle the underlying issues that create negative downstream effects.

This template provides the framework for conducting your own investigations. You can use it to investigate:

  • Process inefficiencies
  • Injuries
  • PIT accidents
  • Near misses
  • Recurring repairs
  • Structural issues

The template is customizable. Add your company logo and any additional information (like the time, date, and location of the event), to make it even more comprehensive. Then, share the template with your EHS team and site leaders so they can complete a thorough 5 why analysis on any issue they come across.

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