Introduction to Mistake-Proofing


Introduction to Mistake-Proofing is an online training course designed to introduce learners to the prevention-focused mindset that is the cornerstone of mistake-proofing. Learners will also become familiar with mistake-proofing concepts, tools and techniques used to formulate (and evaluate) mistake-proofing solutions.

For more in-depth, step-by-step training on how to conduct Design and Process FMEAs please see our FMEA Training online course.

System requirements include:

  • Operating system: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows-7 through Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Browser: IE-6 or higher, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari Most recent versions of all.
  • Audio capability including speakers or headphone is required.

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1 - Mistake-Proofing in Everyday Life
  • Lesson 2 - Effects, Outcomes and Solution Types
  • Lesson 3 - Formulating Solutions
  • Lesson 4 - Evaluating Solution Candidates


 Upon completion of this eLearning, you will be able to:

  • Understand the mistake-proofing mindset.
  • Be familiar with the 4 mistake-proofing effects, 2 forms of outcomes and 8 types of mistake-proofing solutions.
  • Be acquainted with basic root cause analysis tools needed for mistake-proofing solutions.
  • Be aware of how to assess potential solutions to determine if they are practical, feasible, cost-effective, robust and sustainable.

Target Audience

Supervisors and managers who oversee functions responsible for mistake-proofing.

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Time Requirement


Web-Based 2 hours $34.50

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