Obtaining accurate information is a critical step towards preventing FOD. Without it other elements of your FOD Prevention Program may be misguided, and a waste of valuable time and resources. Audits / Inspections are the best way to obtain real-time information and can play a key role in determining the health of any program. Random daily or weekly checks of work and operations areas will help ensure compliance to standards, regulations, and procedures. An effective audit checklist will document the date/time of any inspections, the auditor, the shift, the area, and any problems found. Use codes whenever possible to reduce the auditor’s time, ease data entry, and facilitate and standardize sorting the data for reports. Download example inspection template: FOD Inspection Checklist (.pdf) FOD Inspection Checklist (.xlsx) Want to learn more? Contact us for guidance on improving your FOD control program.