PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) means the systematic inspecting and servicing of your
equipment, so that any defects will be found and corrected before they result in serious damage or failure.
Always do your PMCS in the same order, so it gets to be a habit.
You should note defects found during operation of the set for future correction, to be made as soon as an
operation has ended. Stop an operation that would damage the equipment if use were to continue.
Do your AFTER PMCS just after using the set.
Do your WEEKLY PMCS once a week.
Do your MONTHLY PMCS once a month.
Use DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet) to record any faults or deficiencies that
you find before, during, or after operation, unless you can fix them. You DO NOT need to record faults that you
2.3. PMCS PROCEDURES.
Your Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (Table 2-1), lists inspections and care required to keep your set in
good operating condition.
In the ITEM NO. column, checks and services are numbered in chronological order regardless of interval. The
ITEM NO. column is used as the source of item numbers for DA Form 2404 when recording results of PMCS.
The INTERVAL column tells you when to do a certain check or service.
The ITEM TO CHECK/SERVICE column identifies which items you have to inspect.
The PROCEDURE column tells you how to do required checks and services.
The NOT FULLY MISSION CAPABLE IF column tells you when your set is not mission capable. It contains the
criteria that make your equipment unable to perform its primary mission.
If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404 and report it to your supervisor.
Keep all lab ware as clean as possible. Clean with mild soap and water and dry with a clean, lint-free cloth or
Many chemicals and reagents have a limited useful lifetime. Each bottle or container has an expiration date
printed on the label showing its shelf life. Items with an expired shelf life should be replaced.
Keep all containers capped and sealed to prevent accidental spillage/leakage and to increase shelf life.