The Civil Engineer Support Office (CESO) determines the contents of the kits. CESO is located at the Construction Battalion Center (CBC), Port Hueneme, California. Kit contents may change as new tools become available and as the need for a particular assembly is pointed out to CESO by Construction Electricians in the field
The requirements associated with tool kit accountability sometimes vary from one activity to another. You are responsible for tools checked out to you from the central toolroom (CTR). Tools are not only expensive but are essential equipment for those who use them in constructing a quality project. The proper tools must be available when and where they are needed. The only way to be certain the right tools are available when needed is to keep track of them at all times.
Kits from CTR should be maintained at 100 percent of kit assembly allowance. Damaged and worn tools should be returned to CTR for replacement in kind. Tools requiring routine maintenance, such as power tools, should be turned in for repair and reissue. You will be required to submit NAVSUP Form 1250-1s (fig. 1-26) signed by a designated officer for tools and/or consumables needed to replace consumed, lost, or missing items in the kits. Normally, these NAVSUP Forms 1250-1s will be attached to the biweekly inventory sheets (fig. 1-27). EXCESSIVE SHORTAGES BETWEEN INVENTORIES ARE TO BE INVESTIGATED.
The crew leader must plan ahead for tool stowage and security. When there is no secure place to stow tools at the jobsite, you may need to make arrangements to haul them back to the camp each day. "Gang" boxes are sometimes used to secure all the tools of a crew at a jobsite. These are large lockable boxes constructed of wood or steel and are sometimes equipped with wheels. Even though these boxes may have sloped roofs and be waterproofed, they should be placed on high ground in case of local flooding. Once you have considered storage and security of tools, you need to decide how to keep up with them through the workday.
You are responsible for the security and safe operation of your tools. Crew members may want to carry their toolboxes to the jobsite or leave them in the gang box or secure area. Toolboxes are best kept locked. Tools used daily may be kept in a pouch. For safety and tool-security reasons, you should be especially careful not to leave small hand tools lying around.
Figure 1-26. - Single-Line Item Consumption Document (Manual), NAVSUP Form 1250-1.Continue Reading