Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Prevention is always better than cure! Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) was originally developed in the 1960's in the aerospace industry as a systematic method of identifying and investigating potential design or process weaknesses.

This training course is delivered in-house and covers the following areas:

  • Introduction - Purpose, Background & Benefits
  • Steps in Design FMEA
  • Project Planning
  • Design Intent, Failure Modes, Effects on Customer
  • Cause of Failure
  • Calculation of Risk Priority Number (RPN)
  • Design Verification
  • Overview of Process FMEA
  • Implementing FMEA
  • Where to apply
  • Common Mistakes 

Who should attend?

  • Those involved in the design or specification of products, processes or services
  • Those involved in business improvement or process improvement management
  • Managers wishing to understand the benefits of FMEA before company implementation
  • Team members involved in a support role 
Get to grips with Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

What will I learn?

  • Understand the purpose and benefits of FMEA 
  • How to implement FMEA

How will I benefit?

  • FMEA is now widely used to evaluate and manage risk in both product and process design
  • Through the recognition and evaluation of potential areas of failure, an organization can identify preventative actions and therefore minimise the risk of system failure

What's included?

  • You will gain 8 CPD points on completing the course
  • This course can only be delivered as in-company training

Course resources

Course Guide (PDF) 


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