How FOD Containment Services Make Commercial Projects Efficient
The activity present in industrial and commercial facilities produces significant amounts of debris. If not properly contained or promptly cleared away, this debris – often called Foreign Object Debris (FOD) – may contaminate surfaces, damage assets, and create occupant health and safety hazards. Foreign object debris examples include failing building components, office supplies (e.g., paper clips, pens, staples), tools, loose parts and hardware, gear, concrete or metal fragments, and more. Simply put, if an object is somewhere it doesn’t belong, it falls under the umbrella of FOD.
FOD containment is designed to prevent damage and other issues caused by FOD by erecting barriers to separate work zones. The best FOD containment protocols make for safer, more efficient facilities. Let’s explore the many ways in which FOD containment services increase the efficiency and safety of your commercial projects.
Ways FOD Containment Services Increase the Efficiency and Safety of Commercial Projects
Prevent Costly Asset Damage
Loose debris can damage aspects of your facility in a number of ways. Abrasive materials might scratch and wear down your assets when flung during repairs and renovations; corrosive materials can erode floors; small objects can land inside machinery and cause it to malfunction; the list goes on. Investing in quality FOD containment services mitigates these risks, reducing the cost and severity of your facility maintenance needs (e.g., repairs and replacements).
Keep Personnel Safe and Productive
Foreign Object Debris produces various hazards for workers within your commercial facility. Larger materials can cause slips, trips and falls, which may result in injury. Meanwhile, tiny dust particles lingering in the air can trigger respiratory concerns. If left unchecked, then, FOD can hinder your active labor force and rack up liabilities, slowing down production and increasing costs. FOD containment mitigates these health and safety concerns so your team continues to operate at full capacity.
Reduce Distractions on the Job
The negative effects of FOD aren’t limited to asset damage and safety concerns – FOD and the activities that can produce it are also significant distractions for everyone else. The work being done in one area of your commercial facility may be noisy, messy, and filled with debris. A commercial flooring resurfacing project, for instance, can get in the way of regular operations – even if there’s some distance between projects, the noise and material can spill over into other work zones. This interference slows down production on both ends. Proper containment allows each project to occur at the same time with a stronger degree of separation and sightline management. The fewer the distractions, the smoother your operations.
The aforementioned distractions, safety concerns, and asset damage can all contribute to work stoppages and injuries which every facility should work to eliminate. At Kaloutas, our space containment systems are part of a proactive approach that maximizes productivity and mitigates work stoppage. We know how difficult it can be to oversee multiple projects at once inside your facility without pumping the brakes somewhere. This is why we carefully plan and contain our commercial and industrial projects, taking into account your facility’s unique needs and schedules. Simply put, we work the way you work – this is the key to improved safety and efficiency.
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