Small mistakes, big consequences
The electrician that installed the lighting didn’t mean to leave wire nuts on the bar joists.
The HVAC installer forgot about the pile of screws he left on top of the ductwork.
The welder has always left hot electrode remnants on purlins—he didn’t want them to be a hazard on the floor!
All of these examples are very real and typical.
Problems with FOD
Starting up a new production line in a room that has recently undergone a major renovation can produce problems associated with FOD. Sometimes it’s only after vibration from operational activity that FOD falls to earth—or into a place where you do not want it.
Consider the possible aftereffect of a sheet metal screw in an aircraft engine or a piece of wire in a doughnut.
“An Ounce of Prevention is worth a pound of cure” (Benjamin Franklin)
Blackwell’s, Inc. assisting our GMP and aerospace partners
For many years we have assisted our GMP and aerospace partners with deep cleaning. We know how to strategically and effectively search for, find, and prevent FOD issues.
FOD prevention is not just a slogan or mantra—the significance is known and of paramount importance.