An Accuracy Controlled Enterprise ACE 3T Standard Operating Procedure Protects Against Human Error and Mistakes

With thousands of opportunities to make human errors and mistakes in a job an ACE 3T standard operating procedure is a powerful way to get work done right-first-time. When the situational risk from errors is too high a Plant Wellness Way EAM System-of-Reliability uses ACE 3T SOPs to ensure work tasks and activities are correct and error-free.


We’re all human and humans make mistakes—lots of them everyday. The image below warns that 10 to 30 errors per 100 opportunities is typical for trained people not using a standard operating procedure. Mistakes happen to all of us. The more complicated the job and the more stressful the situation the higher is the human error rate. A PWW EAM System-of-Reliability protects against human error by giving people an ACE 3T standard operating procedure to follow and be 100% successful.

If you think you do top class work, you’re being very generous to yourself. It’s impossible to be human and to always be that good, unless you follow a prescribed process for sure success. Only robots can reach and sustain perfection in their work because they always follow a program guaranteed to do work perfectly (which explains why robots will be used to replace humans every where possible). You too will make few mistakes if you follow a scripted program intentionally constructed to get 100% successful results.



Everything that you do, every decision you make, and every action you take can go badly wrong in ways you can imagine, and in ways you would never imagine. When the consequences of failure are unacceptable, then maximize the chance of success by removing randomness and unintended variability in a task that might lead to disaster. Write and explain in an ACE 3T standard operating procedure exactly what to do to proactively eliminate those unwanted and the unknown risks.

You protect yourself against failure and guarantee the utmost chance of job success by exactly following a clearly defined and highly detailed ACE 3T standard operating procedure. With an ACE 3T SOP you build a ‘system-of-work-success.’ It defines how to do a task successfully in a prescribed way, and done only that way, because following the procedure guarantees the utmost successful outcomes. Experimentation and trialing of new ideas are welcome in an ACE 3T standard operating procedure, but they are done in controlled experiments and tests. Only when a new approach is proven to bring greater success does it supersede the existing practice.


Build a System-of-Work-Success within an Accuracy Controlled Enterprise ACE 3T Standard Operating Procedure

A system-of-work-success is a sure way to guarantee maximum success in jobs with bad consequential risk. A system-of-work-success is built to system reliability engineering principles because the methodology maximizes the chance of job task success.  An ACE 3T standard operating procedure gives you a system-of-work-success with the right way to do each task and get the best possible results. Writing ACE 3T SOPs start by developing a detailed flow chart of all the tasks and their activities to complete a job. Next, you explain each task and activity in a clearly described and detailed SOP. You set measurable, defined work quality performance standards needed to do each task right. In  and to tell you when a task is done badly.

In sites using a Plant Wellness Way EAM System-of-Reliability the ACE 3T standard operating procedure methodology is used to design and build job procedure for 100% success. Follow this link to read about Human Error Prevention with Accuracy Controlled Enterprise 3T SOPs.

Because you’re heavily biased in favor of yourself you can’t write sound ACE 3T procedures for yourself. You’ll miss recording all the details since you already know them and think some are so obvious that they don’t need to be explained. It’s the reason that aircraft procedures are written by the designer and not the pilot or the maintenance technician. The first question an aircraft mechanic asks on any job is, “Where’s the approved procedure?” They have been inculcated to only trust and follow the one specified way to do successful work.

It’s easy to understand why following an ACE 3T standard operating procedure system-of-work-success is best. It contains the best way known to always be 100% successful. ACE 3T SOPs are written by subject matter experts. They’re developed in controlled conditions by people with clear heads and the time to think without the worry and stress of other work. They contain all the right information about each task’s required outcomes and how to do them perfectly. The contents of draft 3T SOPs are reviewed by other experts and improved. They are trialed in laboratory tests and refined. They become quality controlled documents always kept up to date with the most current knowledge and methods to be used. It’s hard to fail if you follow the approved system-of-work-success in an ACE 3T standard operating procedure.

Technology now lets you be 100% successful forevermore. Heads-up display glasses and mobile computer devices can proactively guide you through a procedure. They let you know what’s coming up. They let you check yourself against the prescribed method. They connect you with subject matter experts who you can ask for information. They track the history of a job task-by-task so you can spot causes of problems. They let you do experiments and trials and then compare the new outcomes against the old practices to see which one gets the best results.

We all make mistakes. In fact we need to make mistakes to learn—that’s how the design of the human brain works. But you can’t have mistakes when it brings on disaster. So protect yourself with an ACE 3T standard operating procedure.