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22.214.171.124.2. Absence of any elements affecting the equipment form, fit, or function.
126.96.36.199.3. Evidence of defective or damaged hardware elements, including distorted hooks
or faulty hook springs, tongues unfitted to shoulder buckles, loose or damaged mountings, non-
functioning parts, cracks, sharp edges, deformation, corrosion, chemical attack, excessive
188.8.131.52.4. Evidence of defective or damaged straps or ropes, including fraying, splicing,
unlaying, kinking, knotting, roping, broken or pulled stitches, excessive elongation, chemical
attack, excessive soiling, cuts, tears, abrasion, mold, undue stretching, alteration, needed or
excessive lubrication, excessive aging, contact with fire or other corrosives, internal or external
184.108.40.206.5. Alterations or additions that may affect efficiency, absence of parts, or evidence
220.127.116.11.6. Damage to or improper function of mechanical devices and connectors.
11.18.16. Maintenance and Storage Requirements.
18.104.22.168. The user organization maintains and stores equipment according to the manufacturer's
instructions. Contact the manufacturer about unique issues that may arise due to conditions of use.
Retain the manufacturer's instructions for reference.
22.214.171.124. Tag equipment in need of scheduled maintenance as "unserviceable" and immediately
remove from service.
126.96.36.199. Protect equipment from environmental damage caused by heat, light, excessive
moisture, oil, chemicals and their vapors, or other degrading elements.
188.8.131.52. Respirators will be cleaned and sanitized at the end of each day in which the respirator
was used, and will also be cleaned and sanitized before being worn by a different individual. See
AFOSH Std 48-137, Attachment 14, for cleaning procedures.
184.108.40.206. Use AF Form 1071, Inspection/Maintenance Record, to record the inspection and
maintenance of SCBA equipment. See AFOSH Std 48-137, Attachment 14, for instructions.