Lesson 4/Learning Event 3
contents, while the toolroom attendant is responsible for the locked tool
kit. Each tool kit is identified by a control number and is receipted for
by the users in a manner similar to other tools issued by the toolroom. A
storage rack is normally provided for storage of the tool kits.
additional security, at the end of the work period a chain may be run
through the tool kit handles and secured to some object.
Equipment, sets, and special tools are made available to mechanics on an as-
The small tools contained in shop equipment sets may be stored in
cabinets or other containers.
A locator system allows the toolroom
attendant to find the needed tools. If more than one tool has the same NSN,
a separate card should be prepared for each tool.
Frequently used larger tools may be displayed on a locally produced
This shadow board makes it easier to identify, issue, and
control frequently used tools.
When space is limited, prime storage space should be given to
frequently used items.
Less frequently used items can be stored in less
The commander should prescribe policy for storage and issue of bolt
The toolroom should provide both security for the tools and convenience for
the mechanics by limiting access to unauthorized personnel.
expedients and limited access should be used to provide storage and security
in the field. The unit MTOE may permit use of a shop van or a cargo vehicle
to support field operations.
The unit motor sergeant is usually in charge of toolroom operations:
A primary and alternate toolroom attendant should be appointed.
The toolroom attendant checks the condition of tools before issue
and after return. Tools should be cleaned by the user before return. The
attendant is responsible for cleaning dirty tools found in the toolroom.
Tools should be returned to their storage location immediately upon return
and acceptance. The attendant checks for tools not returned by closing time
and notifies the motor sergeant.