Overview of IS EN IEC 60812:2018 Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA and FMECA)

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IS EN IEC 60812:2018, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA and FMECA) was published in October 2018 and replaces the 2006 version of the standard. The standard describes how to perform a systematic failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA). An analysis of this kind establishes how a product or process might fail to perform its […]

Building a successful 5S team

The most important stage in implementing a 5S in an organisation is choosing a team of people to lead the effort. Having a 5S team ensures a certain level of focus around the 5S implementation process and gives momentum for a group effort to complete the project. The 5S implementation team should consist of a […]

Effective use of 5S floor marking for social distancing

In the current climate the more visual stimulation to re-iterate the message of good social distancing practices the better to limit the spread of COVID-19. Markings need to be clear and concise. If the visuals do not make sense, rules will be broken as people will not understand what is being asked of them. The […]

ISO 9004 Overview April 2018

In April 2018, ISO published ISO 9004: 2018 Quality management – Quality of an organisation – Guidance to achieve sustained success.