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CPR training will be documented on the individual's AF Form 55, Employee Safety and Health
Record. The team should practice once per year.
11.7. Tank Entry Coordination. Before entering the tank, coordinate with the following:
11.7.1. Coordinate entry date with FMF. Before FMF lowers the fuel level, set the floating roof or
pan adjustable legs to the 1.8-meter (six-foot) level. Follow confined entry requirements and refer to
API Publication 2026, Safe Access/Egress Involving Floating Roofs of Storage Tanks in Petroleum
11.7.2. Notify Environmental Management (CEV) of scheduled operations to ensure adequate waste
disposal containers are available and disposal procedures are identified.
11.7.3. Upon coordination with FMF, request permission from the MAJCOM fuels engineer for tank
entry at least fifteen workdays before the desired entry date. Include the dates of work, facility/tank
number, size, type of fuel, purpose of entry, and name of the TES.
11.7.4. Notify base Ground Safety (SEG), Fire Protection (CEF), and BEE during this fifteen-day
period to ensure adequate procedures are in place for safety, fire prevention, and rescue during the
11.8. Tank Entry Preparation.
11.8.1. Ensure the entire area next to the work site is secured and cleared of all non-essential
personnel. If the area cannot be isolated by using existing fencing, use rope to establish a perimeter
at least 15.2 meters (50 feet) from the tank openings. Provide warning signs (e.g., "DO NOT ENTER
TANK ENTRY IN PROGRESS") to identify the area. Post appropriate vehicle and pedestrian
guards as necessary.
11.8.2. Remove all ignition sources from the surrounding area. Personnel entering the area must
leave all flame-producing devices at a previously determined location.
11.8.3. Inspect the work area, equipment, and tools for identifiable hazards and make all necessary
corrections prior to tank entry. Place equipment upwind of tank openings and at the highest elevation
possible, never in an area lower than the surrounding terrain.
11.8.4. Inspect grounding and bonding cable connection points, wires, and clips for good condition,
and check electrical continuity with an ohmmeter. Replace damaged and broken items immediately.
11.8.5. Turn off cathodic protection prior to disconnecting pipelines from the tank.
11.8.6. Verify PPE is available, in proper working order, and all personnel are trained in its use.
11.8.7. Test the area around the tank for explosive vapors using a combustible gas indicator before
any equipment is started which may be a source of ignition.
11.8.8. Ensure an emergency shower/eyewash is available in the immediate area.
emergency eyewash units are authorized, but should be as recommended by the BEE.
11.8.9. Consider weather conditions. Stop work if an electrical storm is threatening or in progress, or
the direction of the wind might carry vapor into any area where it could produce hazardous