The TOP-SET system is currently used by major airports including Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester and is now heading to Ascension Island in the South Atlantic.
Janet Marshall the Airport Manager on Ascension Island has recently signed up to use the Kelvin TOP-SET online Root Cause Analysis (e-RCA) Program. She sees it as helping to get real, useable information out of any ‘failure’ she might investigate, or finalise process improvements she might be trying to achieve.
The airport at Ascension is tiny; though at one point it had the world’s longest runway. The island itself only has a total population of 832!
Kelvin TOP-SET is well-known for its ability to handle incidents both large and small, so the system will be as valid in Ascension as it is in the major airports where it is already being used (as mentioned above). TOP-SET, the system, has been used for over 30 years to investigate everything from IT failures to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. TOP-SET is used in diverse industries such as Oil and Gas, road and rail & the Emergency Services.
Additionally, Maersk companies world–wide use TOP-SET so we were very interested to learn that the local fueling ship for Ascension Island is the Maersk Rapier.