Lesson 3/Learning Event 2
Learning Event 2
GARRISON MAINTENANCE SITES
Maintenance units operating in a garrison-type environment usually operate
These may be expressly designed as shop buildings,
warehouses, aircraft hangars, or similar structures.
In this type of
operation, the size of the area and the number, types, and sizes of
available buildings determine the area layout. A well-organized motor pool
is essential for control, management, and support of maintenance operations.
The unit mission and type of equipment will determine the type of facility.
Garrison maintenance facilities include buildings, hardstands, water supply,
electrical power, road nets, fences, and other real property. The largest
shop area is used for wheeled and tracked vehicles. Maintenance facilities
Provide easy access.
Be readily secured.
Be centrally located.
Have storage space for supplies, repair parts, tools, and equipment.
Have a source of water.
Have a rest/break
operators and mechanics.
Provide sufficient light.
The facilities layout will depend on the size and location of the unit and
the facilities available. Major layout considerations include--
Establishing a control point.
Selecting equipment holding areas.
Designing the shop area.