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
Check marker light batteries. Replace or
Marker light bat-
recharge as necessary.
teries not charged
Keep life vests away from lubricants and
fuels. If splashed with oil, lubricants, or fuel
oil, wipe off immediately. Then wash clean
with soap and water. Rinse thoroughly.
Never store wet life vests or other lifesaving
items in a closed storage container. Hang in
a well-ventilated space until completely dry.
When dry, brush life vests and inspect other
items for damage or wear before returning
lifesaving equipment to its authorized
Check that fife vests are clean and free of
oil, lubricants, or fuel oil. Clean with
soapy water, rinse and dry as necessary.
Ensure that clean and dry life vests are
stored in a clean, dry stowage area.
Monobromotrifluoromethane liquid or gas
Or serious injury if personnel fail to observe
Inhalation of monobromotrifluo-
romethane gas (Halon 1301) at concen-
trations of 5% to 6% for more than 4 or 5
minutes may result in serious cardiac or
central nervous system effects.
Liquid Halon 1301 (including the spray in
the immediate vicinity of discharge) may
freeze the skin (frostbite) on contact.
Wear protective clothing and eve protec-
tion to avoid such contact. In the event of
frostbite, warm the affected area quickly
to body temperature. Immerse hands in
warm water or place hands in armpits.
Get medical attention promptly.