Section II. OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
GENERAL. Table 2-1 (Operator PMCS table) has been provided so you can keep your Self-Contained, Toxic
Environment, Protective Outfit-Interim in good operating condition and ready for its primary mission.
Before You Operate. Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS. Perform your before operation (B),
PMCS prior to the equipment leaving its containment area or performing its intended mission.
While You Operate. Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS. Perform your during operation (D),
PMCS when the equipment is being used in its intended mission.
If Your Equipment Fails To Operate. Turn it in to unit maintenance. Report any deficiencies using the proper
forms. See DA PAM 738750.
OPERATOR PMCS PROCEDURES.
The Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services table lists the inspections and care of your equipment
required to keep it in good operating condition.
Use the "Item No. " column of the PMCS table to supply the item number used in the "TM Number" column of
DA Form 2404.
The interval column of the PMCS table tells you when to do a certain check or service.
Perform the before operations PMCS if:
You are the assigned operator and have not operated the item since the last PMCS.
You are operating the item for the first time.
The item to be inspected column of the PMCS table tells you the piece of equipment and the part to be
The procedure column of the PMCS table tells you how to do the required checks and services. Carefully follow
Equipment is not ready/available if: column tells you when and why your equipment cannot be used.
If your equipment does not perform as required, turn it in to unit maintenance. Report any malfunctions or
failures on DA Form 2404, or refer to DA PAM 738750.