Table 17-4. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
for Workboat, Lifesaving, and Firefighting Systems (Continued)
D - During
A - After
D - Daily
H - Hourly Interval
CHECK FOR AND HAVE
IS NOT READY/
REPAIRED OR ADJUSTED
B D A D
a. Check fuel tank for leaks and cracks.
Class III leaks.
During fueling operations, neither open
flame nor smoking is permitted within 25
feet of fueling operations. Only minimum
number of persons necessary to conduct
fueling are permitted in area. Make sure all
electrical accessories are off before a refu-
eling operation begins.
Check fuel gauge on instrument panel. It
necessary to refuel, follow these proce-
ELECTRICAL HIGH VOLTAGE CAN KILL YOU
Electrical high voltage cannot be seen but it
can kill you. Electricity is unlike most other
dangerous things you can come in contact
with because it gives no warning and no
symptoms to be wary of. Its effect is imme-
diate. It can kill you, render you uncon-
scious, or severely burn you. To ensure your
safety and that of other maintenance per-
sonnel, always observe the following pre-
ALWAYS make sure the unit is properly
Secure engine compartment hatch.
Attach ground wire from barge to
workboat, assuring good contact
from clamp to metal part of workboat.
Use Perko special key or large screw-
driver to open fuel filler cap on port-
side aft of cabin.
Monitor fuel gauge on instrument
panel at operator's station while filling
tank. Do NOT fill fuel tank full. Leave
room for expansion of cool fuel com-
ing from voids storage tank into
warmer workboat fuel tank.
Close fuel filler cap.
Remove ground wires and reattach to
Clean fuel spills immediately.