Quality Control and Safety. It is the responsibility of all personnel to follow correct maintenance
procedures according to the applicable environmental laws, regulations, and procedures. It is also necessary
for supervisory personnel to spot-check personnel activities to ensure compliance with these requirements.
In addition, laboratory maintenance SOP should be specific in addressing procedural steps to minimize
safety risks to personnel.
PART F - CONDUCT FOLLOW-UP CHECKS ON DEFERRED MAINTENANCE
AND PARTS ORDERS TO VERIFY THAT ACTION OCCURRED
DA Form 2407. Operators are required to complete DA Form 2407 for defective/faulty equipment. All
copies of DA Form 2407 are sent with the faulty equipment to the support activity. The receipt copy is sent
back to the owning organization where it is kept on file until the equipment is returned.
Status Checks and Follow-up. Support maintenance personnel are required to make annotations on
the same DA Form 2407. They enter information concerning initial inspections, discovered faults,
deficiencies, symptoms, parts ordered, the need for onsite or deferred maintenance, and final inspections.
Laboratory personnel may check with the support maintenance unit or inspect the DA Form 2407 to
determine the current status of the requested maintenance.
PART G - VERIFY PERSONNEL HAVE LICENSES TO OPERATE
EQUIPMENT, IF APPLICABLE, AND CONDUCT TRAINING PROGRAMS TO
LICENSE THOSE WHO DO NOT
Maintenance Training - External Considerations. The proper methodology for conducting
general training programs is found in FM 25-100. Various external challenges have been identified that can
spell success or failure for a proper maintenance training program. Some external factors the commander
cannot influence are personnel turbulence, personnel shortages, key NCO inexperience, complexity of
equipment, and first-term operator inexperience.
Maintenance Training - Internal Considerations. Internal challenges can be influenced by
commanders. Their effects can be minimized to ease the effects of external challenges. Some internal
Garrison maintenance only.
Lack of operator maintenance.
A poor maintenance training plan or none at all.
Maintenance not system oriented.
First-line leaders not involved in maintenance operations.
First-line leaders with little or no maintenance training.
Little or no operator/crew maintenance training.
Personnel not having or using maintenance publications.
Improper use of assigned personnel.
Test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment (TMDE) not being used.
Poor quality control procedures.
Available training assistance not being used.
Technical experts not consulted on maintenance problems.
No assumptions should be made about what the operator or supervisor/leader knows.
All units must have their own testing and training programs.
The company or unit commander must know what all equipment operators and their leaders know.
All personnel must know what they are checking and what to do when they find a problem.
The supervisor must know what the operator knows.