METHODS FOR CORRECTING MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR DEFECIENCIES. Planned
shore facilities inspection is the principal work generation method for upkeep
of facilities. Inspections are planned, scheduled, and systematically
Performed by qualified Public Works Department inspectors and operators.
In-house capability is augmented by specialists, (such as boiler or elevator
inspectors), specialized inspections conducted through EFDs and contract
inspection. Other work generation methods include observations by personnel
who are not part of the prescribed group of public works department inspectors
and operators, such as tenants and military inspections.
SHORE FACILITIES INSPECTION SYSTEM. The Shore Facilities Inspection
System deals with existing facilities and equipment. It identifies
deficiencies and initiates corrective action to bring these facilities and/or
equipment up to a desired condition. Properly administered and supported,
these inspections should detect deficiencies in early stages of development,
reduce the number of breakdowns and cost of repairs, provide for a more
constant flow of important repair deficiencies for correction by shops or
contract, and permit better planning for utilization of labor and material
through predetermination of forthcoming work. This inspection system is not
concerned with requirements for new construction, addition, expansion,
extension, or improvements that may be considered desirable or necessary as a
result of changes in the mission of the activity or changes in operational
procedures except where the above influences the level of maintenance to be
performed. Shore facilities inspection should be performed by personnel
familiar with the facilities and equipment to be maintained, who know the
accepted condition standards and guides, and who operate on a planned
schedule. The full benefits of the facilities management system are realized
when the maximum amount of repair work results from inspection.
Administration of planned inspections is the responsibility of the Work
Generation Branch Manager under the Director, Facilities Management
Engineering Division. See NAVFAC MO-322, Inspection of Shore Facilities, for
Complete information regarding the Shore Facilities Inspection System.
CATEGORIES OF SHORE FACILITIES INSPECTION. There are four inspection
categories: Operator Inspection, Preventive Maintenance Inspection, Control
Inspection, and Specialized Inspection.
a. OPERATOR INSPECTION. Operator inspection consists of examination,
lubrication, and minor adjustments of equipment and systems for which the
Public Works Officer is responsible and to which a specific operator is
assigned. Frequency and details of the inspections should be contained in
standard operating procedures developed for the operator. Deficiencies beyond
the capacity and authority of the operator should be reported to the cognizant
supervisor or to Work Reception and Control.
b. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION (PMI). PMI is the examination,
lubrication, minor adjustment, and minor repair of equipment and systems for
which a specific operator is not assigned. PMI is concerned primarily with
items that, if disabled, would (1) interfere with an essential operation of
the field activity, (2) endanger life and/or property, -or, (3) involve high