FOD incidents (operational problems and system/component failures directly related to FOD) must be documented and investigated. An Incident Report form is used to document the problem and the findings. The sample incident report below may be used as a more detailed document to record critical details and outcomes at the time of an occurrence. Enter the information from the report into the FOD database to provide tracking/trending
Remember that problem resolution is dependent upon identification of the root cause (primary contributor) of the FOD incident. The sooner that information can be collected the better.
This is a more thorough form (there is a shorter FOD Incident Report available) that can be used to record more detailed information about suspected causes, impacts, immediate actions taken, and impacted products/assemblies.
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