Requirements. These markings will
indicate danger areas, voltage and power ratings,
towings instructions, and similar precautions. Major
safety precautions shall be placed in a conspicuous
location on the equipment.
Color of markings. All safety
markings shall have letters and numerals in white on red
markings shall be applied to all ground support
equipment to instruct operating personnel of duties and
maintenance, such as tire pressure, fuel octane rating,
oil grade, and operational controls.
· Equipment without adequate operational
compartment may have the name or
duty performed by the lever, switch,
valve, or pedal, stenciled near each,
and the use or direction of movement if
· The stencil shall be the smallest
abbreviations may be used.
· Such items as TIRE PRESSURE, NO
STEP, SPEED LIMIT, etc. , shall be
stenciled immediately adjacent to the
particular part involved.
· Special towing instructions shall be
stenciled near the towing attachment.
· Safety markings shall be positioned in
an easily observed area and shall be of
such size to be legible at a minimum
· Danger areas shall be clearly marked.
· Where fire extinguishers are carried in
concealed locations, the locations shall
be adequately marked.
· Equipment with an exhaust system
which is a hazard to personnel shall be
· Lifting capacities of aircraft jacks and
similar lifting devices will have capacity
Agency markings. Agency identification
markings shall be applied to indicate that the unit of
equipment belongs to the Department of the Army.
Reconditioning markings. Reconditioning
markings shall be applied to indicate of overhaul and
Location of markings. The various types
and models of ground support equipment prohibit the
establishment of detailed instructions for the application
of marking for each type or model.
Colors and sizes of markings. Color,
style, and size of markings will be as follows:
accomplished using black paint, color number 37038,
Federal Specification A-A-1558, on yellow or gray
surfaces. However, letters and numerals for all safety
markings shall be accomplished using white paint,
Federal Specification A-A-1558, on red surfaces.
Block type letters and numerals of
1/2-inch, 1-inch, 2-inch, 3-inch, or 4inch size shall be
used for marking.
Maintenance of markings. Markings shall
be clearly maintained on all items of equipment at all
times, with the following exceptions:
Upon transfer within the Department
of the Army, all organizational markings shall be
Upon assignment under bailment
contracts to private contractors, all exterior markings
shall be removed.
disposal agencies or upon sale to commercial
contractors, all Department of the Army markings shall
be obliterated or removed.
When the requirements for camouflage or
concealment outweigh the requirement
prescribed herein may, by direction of the
obliterated by some readily removable