Lesson 2/Learning Event 2
An inspector should be alert for the presence of unusual
Abnormal odors may be due to electrical circuits shorting out,
overheated motors or other components, lubrication failure, or leaks.
strong smell of gasoline or other fuels should not be present.
which should be investigated.
Stowage. Most major items are used with some ancillary or basic issue
list items of equipment, and the methodical stowage of such material is
indicative of good preventive maintenance. The location and positioning of
tools, accessories, and repair parts in stowage must be such that they are
Any stowed material must be
Doors, catches, hinges, and handles on stowage compartments
must be secured and functional.
Periodic, routine airing of canvas,
camouflage, nets, and blankets is needed to dispel mildew and mold.
MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT INDICATORS
No organization or unit which does its own organizational maintenance is too
small to perform some maintenance management functions.
evaluation of maintenance management within his organization is coequal in
importance to determining the status of equipment.
One or more of the
management indicators of maintenance, at one level or another, is generally
the source to which equipment problems can be traced.
shows an incomplete checklist of
The checklist is organized as follows:
The paragraph title shows the subject area covered by the indicators.
A suggested guide for the frequency of checks appears in parentheses
after the title.
Specific checks are cross-referenced to the six key supervisory
management, supervision, motivation, skill, and resources.