Examples are aircraft embarkation (PRCP 902), M-16 rifle use and familiarization, disaster recovery, and heavy rescue (PRCP 979).
5. Crew Experience Skills (PRCP 1000A- 1010A). These skills are attained by working with others on specific projects. Most of these projects are related to advanced base construction, such as an observation tower (PRCP 1002A), fire fighting (PRCP 1009A), and bunker construction (PRCP 1008A).
A skill inventory has three principal steps. First, each skill is accurately defined and broken down into task elements. Second, a standard procedure for obtaining the information is developed. This procedure helps to ensure that the information, regardless of where it is collected or by whom, meets standards of acceptability. The third step is the actual collection of the skill data and includes the procedures for submitting the data to the data bank.
When you become a crew leader, it will be your responsibility to your crew members to provide them with the opportunity to learn new skills. This can be done through training or by assigning your crew to various types of work whenever possible. You and your crew members can gain a higher skill level by determining the training requirements needed and satisfying them. Then you, as the crew leader, should report these newly acquired skills to the PRCP coordinator, who will add them to your other skills and to the skills of each crew member. It is your responsibility to see that this skill information is kept current and accurate. For additional information on the PRCP program, interview techniques, and procedures, refer to the
NCF/SEABEE 1 and C, NAVEDTRA 12543.
As a petty officer, you must be familiar with the safety program at your activity. You cannot perform effectively as a petty officer unless you are aware of the importance of the safety program. You should know who (or what group) comprises and establishes the safety policies and procedures you must follow. You should also know who provides guidelines for safety training and supervision. Every NCF/NMCB unit and shore command are required to implement a formal safety organization.
In the Seabees, everyone is responsible for safety. According to the
NCF Safety Manual, C O M - SECONDNCB/COMTHIRDNCBINST 5100.1 (series), the battalion safety office administers the battalion safety program and provides technical guidance. Overall guidance comes from the Navy
Occupational Safety and Health Program Manual (NAVOSH), OPNAVINST 5100.23 (series). If you have any questions concerning safety on the jobsite, the safety office is the place to get your questions answered.
It is not the responsibility of the safety office to prevent you from doing something you know or suspect is unsafe, but they do have the authority to stop any operation where there is impending DANGER of injury to personnel or damage to equipment or property. Safe construction is your responsibility, and ignorance is no excuse. It is your responsibility to construct safely.
The safety organization of the NMCB provides for (1) the establishment of safety policy and (2) control and reporting. As shown in figure 1-6, the Battalion Safety Policy Organization is made up of the policy committee, supervisors' committee, equipment, shop, and crew committees. The SAFETY POLICY COMMITTEE is presided over by the executive officer. Its primary purpose is to develop safety rules and policy for the battalion. This committee reports to the commanding officer, who must approve all changes in safety policy.
The SAFETY SUPERVISORS' COMMITTEE is presided over by the battalion's safety chief and includes safety supervisors assigned by company commanders, project officers, or officers in charge of detail. This committee provides a convenient forum for work procedures, safe practices, and safety suggestions. Its recommendations are sent to the policy committee.
The EQUIPMENT, SHOP, AND CREW COMMITTEES are assigned as required. Each
Figure 1-6. - The Safety Organization Chart of the NMCB.Continue Reading