Kelvin TOP-SET Ltd

Kelvin TOP-SET Inc
12 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1100
Houston,  TX  77046

United States
713-940-0646
http://www.kelvintopset.com
  • Booth: 1161


Professional Investigation & Problem Solving Company

Enhancing business performance and safety management with courses, e-Learning, proven methodologies, and easy to use tools and software. Investigation, Visual Risk Assessment, and Root Cause Analysis from world leaders Kelvin TOP-SET with over 30 years experience solving problems in the oil sector.


 Press Releases

  • David Ramsay, President and Managing Director, established Kelvin TOP-SET in 1986 to help companies learn from incidents and improve operating processes. He has a wide industrial and consultancy expertise at senior level and his qualifications include technical and business degrees as well as other skills including air-crash investigation.  

    Q. Please start by telling us a bit about the company, a brief history of Incident Investigation and an overview of your business today.

    A. Kelvin TOP-SET has operated around the world and in numerous industries for 30 years. Our primary focus is the teaching of incident investigation with the aim of improving safety, reducing downtime, and improving operational effectiveness.  Headquartered in Scotland with an office in the USA and a presence in Brazil, we also have consultants in several other countries. Operating in in over 40 countries, TOP-SET is a leading expert in incident investigation.

    Q. Please tell us about the company’s products

    A. We do 3 things: 1) we teach incident investigation courses at varying levels depending on client’s requirements 2) we lead and facilitate investigations and 3) we offer world-leading incident investigation software.

    Courses are offered in the UK, USA, Middle and Far East and are also available in-company. The highly interactive courses lead participants through every aspect of investigation so that they can effectively investigate workplace incidents. To support the courses we have an e-learning Root Cause Analysis programme and various other software products.

    Q. What would you say makes your business unique?

    A. It’s not what we say, but what our customers say; “Simple to use with consistent results”. Also, we hold appropriate ISO Standards and offer steps to Certificate in Professional Development (CPD).  

    Q. How can our readers find out more about your company?

    A. For more information, visit www.kelvintopset.com, call +1 713 940 0646 to speak to VP Karen Hatler, or stop by Booth #1161 at this year’s OTC Exhibition in Houston. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Kelvin TOP-SET 3-Day Senior Investigator Course for lead investigators teaches how to find the root causes of all types and levels of incidents.

    The Kelvin TOP-SET 3-Day Senior Investigator course is designed for professionals and managers who may be required to lead significant incident investigations.

    This is an intensive course that teaches attendees the highly effective TOP-SET methodology.  The course covers every aspect of investigating an incident, including creation of the investigation team, formulation of the incident statement, planning of the investigation, gathering and analysis of data, interviewing techniques, Storyboarding, Root Cause Analysis and development of recommendations and reports. 

    Human Factors and Human Behaviour are important components of the course, dealing both with the performance of the investigators and the causes of the findings.

    About Kelvin TOP-SET

    With over 30 years’ experience delivering and rolling out global investigation development programmes, Kelvin TOP-SET is a leading authority in the field of incident investigation.  The company has an impressive background in education, technical publishing, course delivery, software development and incident investigation. In addition to working in over 40 countries with blue-chip clients from a wide array of industry sectors, Kelvin TOP-SET played a major part in the investigation of the Deepwater Horizon investigation in 2010. Kelvin TOP-SET also has a network of associates across the globe who can be called upon at any time to share their expertise and knowledge to assist our clients.

    Kelvin TOP-SET offers world-leading Incident Investigation Courses, Software and Services; courses can be run in-house or delegates can attend one of the many public courses on offer.

    For more information, visit www.kelvintopset.com, call VP Karen Hatler on +1 713 940 0646 or stop by Booth #1161 at this year’s OTC Exhibition in Houston. We look forward to hearing from you.


 Products

  • Kelvin TOP-SET 1-Day Investigator Course
    Learn to use the TOP-SET system to enhance your investigation skills and become an active member of your incident investigation team....

  • The 1-Day Investigator course is specifically designed for managers, supervisors and safety representatives who are required to take part in incident investigations but not necessarily required to lead the investigation team. The course introduces delegates to the Kelvin TOP-SET incident investigation system and teaches participants the specific steps of investigating an incident using the TOP-SET process. A variety of short case studies and worked examples are used to stimulate discussion and reinforce the concepts being taught. 

    Some of the concepts explored during the course include the significance of change, and how missing barriers and defences and the by-passing of controls can influence the circumstances leading to an incident. The course also pays particular attention to the investigation of near hits and minor incidents as a method of preventing more serious incidents from occurring. The learning objectives are similar to that of the Kelvin TOP-SET 3-Day Senior Investigator Course but at a much more basic level.

    After attending this course delegates will be able to actively participate in an incident investigation team and will have a good understanding of how to investigate an incident using the TOP-SET methodology.

    This course is run on an open basis in the UK and internationally and can also be run as an in-house course on request.

  • Kelvin TOP-SET 3-Day Senior Investigator Course
    Learn to fully utilise the TOP-SET system to guide your team to investigate methodically with confidence and unearth the real root causes of an incident....

  • The Kelvin TOP-SET 3-Day Senior Investigator course is designed for professionals and managers who may be required to lead an incident investigation team. This is an intensive course that teaches attendees the ideas underpinning the TOP-SET methodology, and the specific steps of the process of investigating an incident using TOP-SET. The course covers every aspect of investigating an incident including creation of the investigation team, formulation of the incident statement, planning of the investigation, gathering and storage of data, interviewing techniques, Storyboarding, Root Cause Analysis and creation of standardised reports and SMART actions. In addition much time is spent uniquely, in demonstrating and discussing human behaviour in terms of both the investigators and those involved in the incident itself. During the course, the behavioural bias of investigators is demonstrated, along with the consequential pitfalls. Throughout, the ultimate responsibilities of humans in all incidents is discussed and debated.

    Delegates undertake a range of practical exercises and interactive case studies to reinforce the learning points. Active participation is encouraged throughout the course to give attendees the chance to share experiences and interact with each other and the Kelvin TOP-SET tutors. Our tutors are all experienced investigators with senior expertise in diverse fields.

    Continuous assessment with feedback is included in the course, along with homework exercises to maximise the learning experience and to ensure mastery of the process.

    Participants are also given free 30-day access to the e-RCA online Root Cause Analysis course and the option to purchase a full life-time e-RCA licence at a preferential rate.

  • Kelvin TOP-SET 'Train the Trainer'
    Adopt One Standardised Incident Investigation System Throughout Your Company - Become a Kelvin TOP-SET Tutor...

  • If you are an experienced investigator and would like to learn more about the TOP-SET system in order to teach these world-leading incident investigation techniques and skills to your colleagues then the Tutor Development Courses will be of interest to you.

    office), successful completion of the Tutor Development Course will allow you to become a Kelvin TOP-SET Tutor of 1-Day Investigator Courses within your own organisation. The course begins with a short introductory session of the first afternoon where you will be set a task to complete prior to the following days course.

    On completion of the Tutor Development Course, participants are also given a FREE personal login to the e-RCA online Root Cause Analysis course. This is intended to be used for their own professional development and is valid for as long as they continue to pay their annual tutor licence fee.


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