8D Report

List 8D Team Members

Full Name, Role and Signature

Briefly describe the problem

Does the problem statement contain the 5W2H? (Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, How much/often)

Clearly restate the problem


Are there interim containment actions for this problem?

Briefly describe current interim containment actions

What temporary fixes can be integrated for preventing this problem from getting worse until a permanent solution is implemented?

Rate effectiveness (1 = low, 10 = high)

Identify the root cause of the problem

Take/attach relevant photos as verification of the root cause

Does the root cause of the problem reveal flaws in business processes?

Why was the problem not detected and resolved at the time it occurred?


What permanent corrective actions can be developed to solve the problem?

Take/attach relevant photos as proof of effectiveness of corrective actions
Implementation date of corrective actions

Did we communicate the changes to all stakeholders?


Are additional measures needed to prevent similar problems?

Briefly describe additional measures

What lessons are learned and can be applied to other problems?

Were procedures and work instructions updated?


How can the team be rewarded to boost motivation?


Additional Recommendations

Full Name and Signature of 8D Team Leader
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.