Foreign Object Debris Prevention Signs
Foreign Object Debris Prevention Signs are one of our most popular items for the growing number of companies that rely on production cleanliness and high standards of house keeping to ensure the integrity of their products.
A3 Size – 297mm x 420mm
Foreign object debris (FOD) is a substance, debris or article alien to a vehicle or system which would potentially cause damage.
Foreign object damage is any damage attributed to a foreign object (i.e. any object that is not part of the vehicle) that can be expressed in physical or economic terms and may or may not degrade the product’s required safety or performance characteristics. FOD is an acronym often used in aviation to describe both the damage done to aircraft by foreign objects, and the foreign objects themselves.
FOD has been part of accidents and unscheduled maintenance reports since the earliest days of flight. Propeller nicks, tire damage, and fabric tears go way back. But the problem of foreign objects really came into focus with the introduction of the jet engine.
FOD includes loose hardware, tools, parts, pavement fragments, catering supplies, building materials, rocks, sand, pieces of luggage, pens, coins, badges, hats, soda cans, paper clips, rags, trash, paperwork and even wildlife. Anything that can find its way into an aircraft engine or flight control mechanisms is a recipe for foreign object damage.
And, this damage can result in anything from minor repairs to catastrophic events. FOD can be found anywhere in the aviation environment–from the manufacturing plant to airport terminal gates, cargo aprons,taxiways, runways, and run-up pads.