Constructing the FMEA Table
1) Function – This field describes the function of the Product/Process.
2) Failure Mode – This describes the various potential failure modes.
3) Effects – This describes the effects of each potential failure mode.
4) Severity Rating – This is a numerical ranking describing the severity of the failure effect.
5) Cause – This is used to identify and document the potential causes for each failure.
6) Occurrence Rating – A numerical ranking describing the probability of occurence.
7) Current Controls – These are the controls which are used to prevent the cause of the failure.
8) Detection Rating – An assessment of the likelihood of detection of the failure.
9).Critical Characteristic – Measurements or indicators that reflect safety or compliance with government regulations and need special controls.
10) Risk Priority Number – This is a multiple of the various numbers and is an indicator of the overall risk. It's used to prioritize items for action.
11) Recommended Actions and Target Completion Date – This ensures a fixed target date for incorporating the recommendations.
12) Action Taken: This is a follow up to the recommended action.