(6) Operational shields.
(7) Personnel and explosive limits.
(8) Safety tools and equipment.
4. Safety requirements for renovation. Renovation operations require a thorough knowledge of the
activities involved, hazards to be guarded against, and precautionary methods necessary for greatest
protection to personnel and property. Before starting any operation involving ammunition or explosives,
an adequate SOP shall be developed and approved by the commander of the establishment or by a
qualified member of his staff to whom the commander has delegated the responsibility for review of, and
authority for approval of the SOP. Controlled tests may be necessary in order to establish SOPs for
certain operations. This SOP shall include, as a minimum, such items as safety requirements, personnel
and explosive limits, equipment designation, and location and sequence of operations. No deviation
from this procedure shall be made without approval of the commander or his designated representative.
5. Prompt action will be taken to control any hazard. If a dangerous item or situation is encountered, all
operations in the immediate area will shut down. Personnel will be evacuated to a safe site. The incident
will be reported immediately through the proper chain of command. Explosive Ordnance Disposal
(EOD) or other authorized personnel will be called for help in eliminating the hazard. Operations will
not be resumed until the hazard has been eliminated.
PART C: MAINTENANCE PLANNING
1. The Technical Support Section in a using unit receives notice of necessary maintenance by receiving a
work authorization from the chief of the operations section. There are two primary reasons an
authorization has been generated. Either an inspector at any level has found a substandard lot, or a using
unit turns in what it considers unserviceable ammunition. The inspector issues a DA Form 2415
(Ammunition Condition Report) (ACR) (Figure 1), and the using unit submits a DA Form 2407
(Maintenance Request) (Figure 2, page 6).
2. Before maintenance on any item can be started, however, each operation (step) to be performed must be
thoroughly planned. Most of the technical data necessary to the planning at any maintenance level is in
the depot maintenance work requirements (DMWRs). The Technical Support Section obtains the
DMWRs and any other necessary documents, such as specific technical manuals and packaging
drawings, from the operations and surveillance sections.
3. The Technical Support Section then studies all reference material along with the work request. Vitally
important in this study are safety requirements, which must be included in the planning and be in force
throughout the maintenance operation. Upon completion of the study, there should be enough
information to fill out a process flow sheet. If not, more references may be requested from the operations
and surveillance sections.
a. Ammunition Condition Report (ACR) (DA Form 2415).
(1) The condition of ammunition is determined through inspections conducted by ammunition
surveillance inspectors, who will identify the degree of serviceability using ammunition