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Electrical and Instrument Maintenance Procedures and Practices - Vol. 4
1-1. Purpose. This volume provides general information pertaining to the electrical and instrument maintenance procedures and practices. Specific maintenance practices are found in the individual aircraft maintenance manuals. This volume is of maximum benefit to the mechanic who desires information about electric shop operations, electrical maintenance practices, and instrument shop operations. This volume furnishes the mechanic a source of information about how to perform various mechanical functions which are used on all aircraft. This volume is not a requisitioning authority, and applicable repair parts and special tools list should be consulted to obtain the
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 running shop. a. 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.