Seeing that tools are returned to their proper
place at the end of each day
A requirement to conduct a biweekly inventory/
inspection ensures that tools are maintained and ready
for use. Whenever you have missing, broken, or worn-
out tools, submit NAVSUP 1250-1, signed by your
division/company commander or chief, for
replacement. You may also be required to start action
on a survey form (NAVSUP Form DD 200) for lost,
destroyed, or damaged by other than normal wear. For
help in filling out these forms, ask your crew leader,
first-class supervisor, or chief.
When using tools, use them the way they were
designed to be used. Adjustable wrenches should not
be used as hammers; screwdrivers should not be
used as chisels, and so forth. Not only can you
damage what you are working on, but you can injure
yourself or someone else. Keep tools clean and free
of grease, oil, and dirt. When you are through with a
tool, put it back in its proper place. Tools requiring
maintenance must be turned into CTR/CSR for
immediate replacement. Do not take chances. For
instance, a chisel with a mushroomed head where the
mushroomed portion of the head has just the
slightest split when struck with a hammer, a piece of
the metal may become an airborne piece of shrapnel.
Normally, preventive maintenance is performed on
all power tools at least monthly. Be sure you comply
with the maintenance inspections of your command.
Plan ahead. Use the prepared preventive main-
tenance schedule you received to help in job produc-
tion and save the time lost to inspection.
As mentioned before, you are responsible for all
tools assigned to you. The tool user is also responsible
for tool safety and accountability. If you borrow a tool,
be sure to return it to its proper place. Report any
problems you have with tools. Remember tools are
expensive. It also takes time to replace lost or broken
Protect your hands from injury as directed by the
applicable safety instructions whenever you use tools.
You may be working under a severe handicap without
the full use of both hands. Make it a habit to FOLLOW
ALL SAFETY RULES.
TEN RULES OF TOOL SAFETY
Several important aspects of safety should remain
uppermost in your mind when you are on the job. The
ten rules are as follows:
LEARN the safe way of doing your job before
THINK safety, and ACT safely at all times.
Obey safety rules and regulations; they are for
WEAR proper clothing and protective
CONDUCT yourself properly at all times;
horseplay is prohibited.
OPERATE only the equipment you are
authorized to use.
INSPECT tools and equipment for safe
condition before starting work;
ADVISE your superior of any unsafe conditions
or practices promptly.
REPORT an injury to your superior
SUPPORT your safety program and take an
active part in safety meetings.
Additionally, there are several good tool habits to
help you perform your work more efficiently and
A place for everything and everything in its
place is just common sense. You cannot do an
efficient, fast repair job when you have to stop and look
around for each tool you need. The following rules will
make your job easier:
KEEP EACH TOOL IN ITS PROPER STORAGE
PLACE. A tool is useless when you cannot find it.
When you return each tool to its proper place, you
know where it is the next time you need it.
KEEP YOUR TOOLS IN GOOD CONDITION.
Protect them from rust, nicks, cracks, burrs, and
placed in it when the tool is not in actual use. When
possible, the too lbox should be locked and stored in a
KEEP YOUR TOOL ALLOWANCE COMPLETE.
When you are issued a toolbox, each tool should be