About the course

In June 2019, after 3 years in development with the American and German automotive, a new AIAG-VDA FMEA handbook was issued. The manual is structured around a seven-step approach applicable for both Design and Process FMEA. Although compliance with the manual is not mandated by the global automotive specification IATF 16949, it could be through customer specific requirements.

Whether or not compliance is mandated, the techniques to develop FMEA’s outlined in the manual represent global best practice, giving any organization the opportunity to improve customer satisfaction and internal performance.

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Course Outlines

Prior Knowledge

A previous understanding of IATF 16949 and FMEA would be beneficial but not essential.

Course Objectives

The course objectives are:

  • To understand the key differences with the AIAG 4thedition FMEA manual
  • To understand the seven step approach to developing a process FMEA
  • To understand the use of understanding of the process steps and work elements related to the 4M conditions required to manufacture conforming products
  • To understand the method of scoring severity, occurrence and detection
  • To understand the use of action priority (AP) rankings to prioritise risk

Course Content

The course outline includes:

  • Introduction to the AIAG-VDA handbook
  • Introduction to the seven-step approach
  • Overview of the differences with the AIAG 4th edition FMEA manual
  • The 4M conditions needs to produce a conforming product including risks
  • The scoring criteria of Severity, Occurrence and Detection
  • Using the AP ranking to prioritise improvements

What are the Benefits?

The benefit of attending is delegates will gain the practical skills needed to develop a PFMEA or update existing PFMEA’s with an aim to improve customer satisfaction and reduce the cost of poor quality.


Delegates attending this workshop will get a Tuning Fork/Quality Partner certificate of attendance.


Course Details


8 Hours


Full day


09.00 till 17.00

Request a quote by email to: training@tfork.com or call 21377934.


Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements.

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Who Should Attend?

The course is applicable to anybody who has been or is planning to be involved in the development or improvement of Process FMEA's.


AIAG-IATF FMEA Handbook Workshop


This one-day tutor-led workshop, is delivered in conjunction with Quality Partner UK. It focuses on Process FMEA, explains the seven-step approach, and uses “learn by doing” case studies to ensure a practical understanding.

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