The first step in almost all quality and safety endeavors is to define your process. Unless you know what you're doing, or are planning to do, it is very difficult to do it safely and properly.
The three generic process maps presented below form the basis of our Flexible Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
They're really helpful as a starting point if you're planning to implement one of the processes described, but they are also useful if you're reviewing your current processes.
It is important that you spend a few of minutes browsing through these processes, you'll want to be familiar with them when you move on to the Flexible FMEA.