FOD policies

Is the ramp clear and free of FOD?

Are areas around the aircraft free of FOD?

Do aircraft and stands have FOD containers that are easily accessible to maintainers?

Are FOD containers being emptied at the end of each shift?

Are FOD containers clearly labeled?

Are consumables and hardware maintained in a manner consistent with procedures?

Are trash containers emptied regularly?

Are safety wire clippings,tie wraps,etc. being discarded as maintainers work in or around the aircraft?

Are the aircraft and aircraft stands clear and free of debris,trash,etc.?

Are all removed parts tagged and stored properly to prevent damage?

Are proper plugs,caps,covers,and barriers installed to prevent FOD migration?

Tool Policies

Are personal tool boxes inventoried and signed off appropriately? Choose a random toolbox.

Are the tops of toolboxes clear of unnecessary items?

Is the employees name on the outside of the toolbox?

Is there a QC stamped tool box inventory sheet in the personal toolbox?

Are all tools properly etched?

Are all tools accounted for?

Is the box free of FOD and debris?

Are personal items stowed in ziplock bags as required?

Are all company owned tools accounted for?


Are daily inspections complied with prior to use!

Are discrepancies documented properly?

Are items with unsafe conditions tagged as inoperable?

Are technicians following procedures in regards to inoperable conditions on AGSE?

Are periodic inspections performed at recommended intervals?

Are these records maintained and stored in electronic format?

Other DCMA initiatives

Are personnel following posted signage?

Are hangared aircraft properly grounded?

Are drip pans in use?

Are they free of foreign objects?


Is area appropriately marked during aircraft jacking or aircraft jacked condition?

Is there a jacking supervisor?

Are all members of the jacking team certified for the operation?


Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.