Quality Name Plate AS9100 Quality System

QNP AS9100 Main Index



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FOD Program: OP-751-01 Revision B

Effective Date:1-6-15
Owner Approval by Brian L. Darby, AS9100 Coordinator, on 1-6-15
Management Approval by Craig O. Garneau, President, on 1-6-15

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    To establish the requirements and procedures to be used for the detection, elimination, and prevention of Foreign Object Damage to product and equipment within Quality Name Plate.


    The table below identifies the people and their responsibility relating to this procedure:




    QNP Management and Quality Assurance Personnel

    Provide FOD training, and maintain awareness of the FOD program.

    Conduct periodic reviews and audits of the FOD program to determine effectiveness.

    Investigate cases of foreign object damage to product and equipment, and provide corrective action as appropriate.

    Department Supervisors and Lead Personnel Oversee and direct the FOD program within their departments. Help employees detect, eliminate, and prevent FOD within their departments.

    All QNP Personnel

    Maintain a clean work station and ensure that their work area is free from any potential FOD conditions.


    The table below identifies the number and the title of the forms and references that are applicable to this procedure;

    Form/Reference Number



    Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations

    FM-710-01 Shop Order/Quality Plan
    OP-710-01 Quality Planning
    OP-722-01 Review of Contract Requirements


    Control of Non-Conforming Product

    OP-852-01 Corrective Action
    OP-853-01 Preventive Action


    UTAS - Foreign Object Damage/Debris Prevention


    1. FOD - Foreign Object Damage and Foreign Object Debris.

    2. QNP's program for the detection, elimination and prevention of FOD is applied throughout all stages of production, including final inspection and shipping.

    3. FOD training should be reviewed for all employees at least once a year. FOD training discusses the following topics;
      • The causes and effects of FOD within the aerospace industry and how it applies to QNP,
      • Handling and protection of product. Ref: OP-755-01 Preservation of Product,
      • General housekeeping,
      • The basic principles of 5S and Clean As You Go practices,
      • Tool, Hardware, and Consumable control/accountability.

    4. Product manufactured at QNP does not contain moving parts or assemblies which may be potentially damaged by FOD or electrostatic discharge.

    5. FOD risk for product manufactured at QNP is identified and mitigated during Contract Review, OP-722-01, and Quality Planning, OP-710-01. Special instructions for FOD control, cleaning, protection, and handling are identified on the shop order, FM-710-01, and within the Pricecard database.

    6. Hazardous waste handling training is provided to the appropriate employees, and reviewed at least once a year.

    7. Signs posted throughout the factory are to serve as reminders of QNP's FOD program.

    8. Examples of FOD found at QNP may include;
      • Dirt or abrasive particles on skids of stock material
      • Dirt, dust or hair embedded in printed or lacquered parts
      • Burrs on machined parts
      • Chips and bits of metal generated during machining
      • General workplace clutter.

    9. When working with adhesive, employees should avoid using silicone-bearing materials such as cosmetics, silicon wristbands, lubricants, or silicone based hand lotions.

    10. Employees are responsible for ensuring their work areas are clean, organized and free from potential FOD conditions. When applicable, employees should participate in a 5S program for their work area.

    11. Any escapes or non-conformances caused by FOD should contained and resolved per OP-830-01, Control of Non-conforming Product and OP-852-01, Corrective Action.

    12. Employees should bring to the attention of their department supervisors or management any condition that may lead to a potential FOD induced failure or non-conformance. Potential FOD risks should be addressed per OP-853-01, Preventive Action.

    13. As applicable, United Technologies ASQR-15.1 should also be referenced for the application of QNP's FOD program.



    FOD Prevention throughout production.


    FOD responsibilities


    Ensure that stock is free of excess dust or dirt.

    Buff stock as appropriate.

    Screen Printing

    Maintain a clean work area to prevent the accumulation of dust or dirt.

    Ensure that stock is free of dirt, dust or foreign particles before printing.

    Store wet flats in such as way as to prevent dirt or dust from settling into drying ink.


    Maintain a clean work area to prevent the accumulation of dust or dirt.

    Ensure that flats are free of dirt, dust or foreign particles before applying lacquer.

    Store wet flats in such as way as to prevent dirt or dust from settling into drying ink.

    Machine Department

    Remove chips and bits of material from machined parts.

    Clean presses and tools as necessary to prevent accumulation of particles that may damage equipement or parts.

    If necessary, deburr sharp edges

    Final Inspection & Shipping

    Ensure final product is free of FOD.

    Package parts in such a way as to prevent FOD contamination during shipping.

    Observe any special customer packaging and shipping requirements.

    Employees with training in handling hazardous waste.

    Ensure that hazardous waste is handled in a safe manner in accordance with all applicable policies, and is segregated in such a way as to prevent damage to personnel, product, or equiment.



    The retention duration for records referenced in this procedure are available on-line in the FM-423-01 Master Document List with Revision History.
    Records are maintained in accordance with OP-424-01 Control of Quality Records.


    Revision, approved date, effective date, and a document change summary for this document is located on-line in the FM-423-01 Master Document List with Revision History.