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 maintenance schedule you received to help in job production 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 tools.
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.
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 you start.
THINK safety, and ACT safely at all times.
Obey safety rules and regulations; they are for your protection.
WEAR proper clothing and protective equipment.
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 immediately.
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 safely.
TOOL HABITS "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 breakage.
KEEP YOUR TOOL ALLOWANCE COMPLETE. When you are issued a toolbox, each tool should be placed in it when the tool is not in actual use. When possible, the too lbox should be locked and stored in a designated area.Continue Reading