Tools are usually components of a larger set, kit, or outfit (SKO).
Responsibility is assigned using a hand receipt or hand-receipt annex which
lists existing shortages. All components which make up the SKO are listed
on the hand receipt. The responsible person signs for all the items listed
on the receipt. When more than one SKO is maintained in the toolroom, the
tools among the SKO should not be mixed.
Formal inventory requirements are outlined in DA Pan 710-2-1.
commanders usually establish an increased inventory requirement. Tools are
Upon change of hand-receipt holder.
Upon change of responsible officer.
Under special circumstances as directed by the commander:
Prior to and following major field exercises.
Upon discovery of forced or unlawful entry.
Upon discovery of open or unattended storage area.
Upon destructive or illegal action by responsible individuals.
Silhouette layout mats are available to assist in the inventory of general
mechanics' tool kits. The tools are placed on the corresponding silhouette
on the mat. Shortages are readily apparent. A layout may be ordered for
each tool kit.
control of general mechanics' tool kits, the tools and equipment in the
organizational shop equipment sets, and the physical construction and
operation of the toolroom itself.
Tool kits are usually hand receipted to the users, kept locked by the
mechanics, and stored in the toolroom. At the beginning of the work period,
the toolroom attendant issues the locked tool kits to the mechanics, who
return the locked tool kits when finished.
The users are responsible for