Quantified risk assessment techniques – part 1 (failure modes and effects analysis – FMEA)

A health and safety briefing provided by the IET.

Other Health and Safety Briefings have discussed risk assessment:

  • Risk Assessment - Practical Application in the Workplace
  • Risk Assessment - Legal Position and Interpretation

In this and in two subsequent Briefings, some specific risk assessment techniques will be outlined. The first technique to be covered in this way is Failure Modes and Effects Analysis - FMEA. It must be emphasised that this brief treatment is intended to be illustrative rather than definitive.