GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT
9-1. General. This chapter will familiarize all personnel
with equipment used to support aircraft maintenance.
Practices and procedures in this chapter are relative to
common types of ground support equipment used by the
Department of the Army. General information contained
herein should be used as a guide for inspection and
maintenance of ground support equipment. For
operational and maintenance instructions on a particular
piece of equipment, consult the applicable operation and
service instructions manual.
a. Inspection. The various types of inspections in this
chapter are a general guide for maintaining ground
support in a serviceable condition. The most common
type inspection performed by using organizations are
daily and periodic inspections. The regularity with which
these inspections are performed is determined by
frequency of operation and conditions under which the
equipment is operated.
b. Maintenance. Maintenance requirements out-lined
in this chapter provide the reader with a general overall
serviceability, equipment should be kept clean, and
scheduled maintenance performed as necessary.
9-2. Safety Practices and Procedures. The shop
safety practices and procedures outlined in Chapter 2,
paragraph 2-8, also apply to ground support equipment.
However, there are hazards associated with painting
ground support equipment that require special safety
measures. These are described in the following
regulations are applicable to all chemicals
Precautionary measures shall be taken to
prevent paint and paint removal waste
from contaminating lakes and streams.
Some of the chemicals utilized for
treatment or other special control prior to
disposal. Disposal of materials shall be
accomplished under the direction of the
installation facility engineer and MEDDAC
accordance with applicable directives,
and in a manner that will not result in
violation of local, state and federal
pollution criteria. Guidelines for disposal
are cited in AR 200-1.
All painting personnel shall take all
requisite safety precautions with regard to
toxicity and other health hazards, and
flammability hazards in accordance with
existing instructions and regulations. All
safety precautions regarding personnel
grounding, storage of coatings, area
preparation, use of vapor proof lights,
etc., are mandatory.