Table 17-4. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
for Workboat, Lifesaving, and Firefighting Equipment Systems (Continued)
Q - Quarterly
S - Semiannually
A - Annually
CHECK FOR AND HAVE
IS NOT READY/
REPAIRED OR ADJUSTED
B D A D W M Q S A
All life vest and lifesaving equipment must
be inspected and certified by the United
States Coast Guard (USCG) not less than
once every 12 months. Immediately correct
or dispose of equipment not passing inspec-
tion. Replace life rafts and contents and
obtain new USCG certification every 5 years.
Visually inspect life rafts for damage,
Life rafts damaged
loose or missing fasteners.
tighten or replace as necessary.
Clean life rafts with soap and water.
Make sure rafts are installed and secured
in their designated position.
Check that hydrostatic release is not
damaged or jammed with foreign mate-
Check that painter/lanyard is intact,
securely attached to cradle or bulkhead,
and free from damage.
Wipe container clean.
Visually inspect rings for damage, loose
or missing fasteners.
Repair, tighten or
replace as necessary.
Inspect ropes for frays and breaks.
Ropes frayed or
Replace as necessary.