Introduction to Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

  • Course Duration: 1 day


Organisations waste very large amounts of time and money dealing with failures in products, services and processes after they occur. Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a powerful tool that identifies potential for failure and systematically prevents it.

This 1-day course comprises a series of interactive tutorials and practical exercises which cover every step in the FMEA methodology. This learning-by-doing approach ensures that the training is effective and enjoyable.

Who should attend

Any professional who wishes to develop a portfolio of practical, improvement skills will benefit.

The course is particularly appropriate for:

  • Product developers, focussed on new product introduction strategies and “time-to-market”.
  • Design engineers who wish to improve customer definition and manufacturing feedback.
  • Quality engineers and reliability engineers.
  • Process engineers involved in developing the manufacturing control plan.
  • Auditors who wish to be able to perform audits on FMEA work internally or in contractors’ companies.


  • Participants will have a basic, practical understanding of FMEA and how to apply it.
  • Sponsor organisations will enhance their ability to improve customer satisfaction, reduce product reliability risks and reduce costs that would arise from product failure.

Key Topics

  • Purpose of FMEA
  • Types of FMEA including DFMEA, PFMEA, SFMEA and FMECA
  • When to conduct FMEA
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Step by step through the FMEA process
  • Using the FMEA form
  • Constituting and managing the FMEA Team
  • How to avoid common pitfalls with FMEA
  • Deploying FMEA effectively in your company


This 1-day course comprises a series of interactive tutorials, examples and team-based exercises. Each participant will receive a set of course notes and a certificate of attendance.

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