Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Prevention


The ACI Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Prevention course assists airport personnel to understand the threat posed by FOD and explores the key elements of a FOD program that can help airports to successfully manage this threat.


On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand what FOD is and the serious threat is poses
  • Explain the fundamentals of FOD management programs
  • Outline specific FOD training requirements and program content
  • Understand how effective FOD prevention procedures can improve safety
  • Understand recommended FOD inspection procedures and detection technologies
  • Identify effective FOD removal procedures and equipment
  • Understand the importance of, and how to, analyse FOD data and evaluate FOD program effectiveness

Who should enrol?

  • Airport managers, supervisors or personnel with safety responsibilities
  • Managers with responsibility for FOD prevention and management
  • Airport ground staff
  • Airport and ground operations service providers
  • Anyone interested in a career in airport operations and/or safety

Course Content

The FOD Prevention course contains the following sections:

  1. Welcome
  2. Overview
  3. Introduction to FOD
  4. FOD Prevention
  5. FOD Detection
  6. FOD Removal
  7.  FOD Evaluation

This training course includes an integrated online assessment. Candidates must successfully complete the assessment to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course info

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Level: Short Course
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$95.00 CAD