Analysis of failure modes, their effects and criticality

Course description

FMECA (or FMEA, its non-quantified version) is a tool for safety, operation and quality management. Sometimes better known by the acronym FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) or FMECA (Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis), this technique aims to identify and prevent problems in both the product design and manufacturing processes.

By prioritizing potential problems, based on the severity of potential failures, their occurrence and the controls in place, this technique can greatly assist in implementing preventive actions aimed at identifying in advance the risks and impacts of defects that may occur during product use by the customer, or during product manufacture by the manufacturer.

This technique fits directly into the preventive/risk management approach required by ISO 9001 and its sector-specific applications such as IATF 16949 and AS/EN 9100.

The course's hands-on approach, discussions, exercises and workshops all encourage interaction with the instructor and exchanges between colleagues.

Target clientele

The course is aimed at personnel involved in analysis, as well as managers, at suppliers of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) or replacement parts, and at secondary suppliers of parts.

The course is relevant regardless of the nature of the organization's activities.

Course objective

This one or two-day course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and techniques to :

  • understand the basic principles of analysis
  • discover and understand the applicable requirements
  • be able to apply the methods or techniques recommended in the AIAG FMEA manual.


The course covers, among other things, the following:

  • technical basics
  • reliability and related terminology
  • general objectives of the analysis
  • Risk factors and Risk Priority Number
  • contents of a manufacturing process FMEA table (PFMEA)
  • (in the 2-day course) content of an FMEA product design table (DFMEA).


Without being a prerequisite, a general knowledge of the requirements of IATF 16949 or AS9100, or other similar industry standards, or of ISO 9001 will contribute to the effectiveness of the learning process.


1 or 2 days (7 or 14 hours)

The schedule can be adjusted as needed for in-company sessions.



Available Dates

If the available dates are not suitable for your schedule, contact us to be added to the waiting list or request a private session.

No public sessions are currently planned for this course.

Conditions de rabais


Rabais pour plusieurs inscriptions dans une commande

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