Compressed air used for cleaning purposes shall not exceed 30 psi. Use only with effective chip
guarding and personnel protective equipment (goggles/shield, gloves, etc.). Do not direct
airstream towards self or other personnel.
Keep it clean: dirt, grease, oil, and debris only get in the way and may cover up a serious problem.
Clean as you work and as needed. Use dry cleaning solvent (P-D-680) to clean metal surfaces. Use
soap and water when cleaning rubber or plastic materials.
Bolts, nuts, and screws: Check that they are not loose, missing bent or broken. You cant try them all
with a tool, of course, but look for chipped paint, bare metal or rust around bolt heads. Tighten any bolt,
nut, or screw that you find loose.
Welds: look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. If you find a bad
weld, report it to Direct Support.
Electrical wires and Connectors: look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires and loose or broken
connectors. Tighten loose connections and make sure wires are in good condition.
Hoses and fluid lines: look for wear, damage, and leaks. Make sure clamps and fittings are tight. Wet
spots show leaks, of course, but a stain around a fitting or connector can mean a leak. If a leak comes
from a loose fitting or connector, tighten the fitting or connector. If something is broken or worn out,
either correct it or report it to Direct Support Maintenance (see Maintenance Allocation Chart, Appendix
LEAKAGE DEFINITIONS FOR UNIT PMCS.
It is necessary for you to know how fluid leaks affect the status of you equipment. The following are definitions of the type /
classes of leakage you need to know to be able to determine the status of the forklift. Learn and be familiar with them and
REMEMBER - when in doubt, notify your supervisor.
LEAKAGE DEFINITIONS FOR UNIT PMCS
Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration) not great enough to form drops
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops, but not enough to cause drops to drip from the item being
checked / inspected.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that fall from the item being checked / inspected