ELECTRIC SHOP OPERATIONS
2-1. General Shop Rules. The practices and
procedures described in this chapter pertain to the repair
functions of aviation activities and are applicable to all
levels of maintenance. Because of the many types of
Army aircraft, each shop within the manufacturing and
repair section must, of necessity, have personnel trained
in general practices and procedures to the extent that
different type and model aircraft do not upset a smooth
Responsibility. All supervisory personnel in the
manufacturing section are responsible for a continuing
and effective shop safety program. To implement and
maintain this program, shop supervisors will utilize
bulletin boards, signs, and any other effective method.
Shop personnel will cooperate in the shop safety
program by making helpful recommendations, and
continually exercising care and caution in the operation
of all shop equipment. All shop personnel will strive to
improve the safety program and be especially alert to
observe and correct unsafe shop practices. All
accidents, no matter how minor, shall be reported to the
shop supervisor, and all published instructions regarding
safety shall be strictly adhered to. Also, safety
engineers and safety officers will ensure that proper
safety procedures are adhered to in accordance with AR
385-10, Army Safety Program; AR 385-30, Safety Color
Code Markings and Signs; AR 385-32, Protective
Clothing and Equipment; TB 385-4, Safety Precautions
for Maintenance of Electrical/Electronic Equipment; The
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1971, OSHA
1910. 251; all applicable fire codes, NFPA 410; and
other accepted civilian and military safety practices.
Shop Housekeeping. Housekeeping is the
yardstick by which the shops in the manufacturing
section are judged. A dean, well-arranged shop is a
safe shop and reflects credit on all personnel concerned
with its operation. The following shop practices shall be
Oil pans or drip pans shall be used where
leaking oil, grease, and similar materials may cause
hazardous accumulations on equipment or floors. All
spills shall be cleaned up immediately. Approved
sweeping compound may be used to remove these
materials from the floor.
Floors shall not be cleaned with
volatile or flammable liquids. A
flammable film may remain and
cause a fire hazard.
Floors shall be maintained smooth and
clean, free of all obstructions and slippery substances.
Holes and irregularities in floors shall be repaired to
maintain a level surface free from tripping hazards.
All unnecessary materials on walls shall
be removed and projections shall be kept to a minimum.
Aisles shall be dearly defined and kept
free of hazardous obstructions. Where possible, aisles
shall be suitably marked by painting.
All machines, work benches, aisles, etc. ,
shall be adequately illuminated.
Equipment Safety Unsafe equipment shall be
reported immediately. The following equipment safety
practices shall be observed:
Machines shall be located to provide
operators with sufficient space to handle materials and
perform job operations without interference.
Substantial low resistance conductors
shall be used to ground all stationary and portable
machines, equipment, or other devices where static
charges may be generated, or which require electrical
circuits of a hazardous nature.
Shop machinery shall be operated only by
qualified personnel observing safe practices.
interlocks, automatic releases, and stops, shall always
be kept in operating condition.
Ensure that all unauthorized personnel
are clear of area before opening valves or energizing
electrical circuits for starting machinery.