Operator 1

This course covers the basic training needed to start working on the shop floor.

Foreign Object Damage (FOD) Prevention

What is FOD?

FOD is a safety and quality control concept for a variety of sectors including aerospace, aviation, manufacturing, military, warehouse and even shipping. FOD training helps prevent damage to manufacturing equipment.

There are two different meanings for the acronym FOD: Foreign Object Damage and Foreign Object Debris.

Define Foreign Object Damage and Foreign Object Debris?

  • is damage to a manufactured item which then compromises the quality, functionality or economic value of such item
    Foreign Object Damage
  • any object, particle, or substance that is not where it is suppose be
    Foreign Object Debris

What is object damage?

  • Incorrect Material
  • Nicks, dings, and/or chips wedged into manufactured part
  • Incorrect Revision of Drawing

Which of the following is NOT an example of foreign object damage?

What is object debris?

When packaging boxes it is important that no other objects have accidentally fallen or are placed inside the boxes. Debris such as __________, tumbling media, ___________, staples, incorrect parts, tooling bits or _____________ should all be prevented.

Which of the following is NOT an example of debris?

How can we prevent FOD?

We can prevent FOD by being more vigilant and aware of our surroundings. In addition one should notify a supervisor or the inspection department if you come across a situation that may cause damage to manufacturing parts or equipment.