The index of operation will be completed as illustrated in Figure 1-5.
1. Column 1. Indicate the operation number.
2. Column 2. Identify the building or site where the operation will be conducted. Identifying numbers
will coincide with site plan drawings submitted.
3. Column 3. Insert the bay or room number to show the exact location of operation. Bay numbers will
coincide with line layout drawings submitted.
4. Column 4. Indicate the total explosive limits for individual bays listed in column 3. Small arms
ammunition and chemical ammunition without bursters may be listed by number or rounds.
Explosive limits in a bay will include all items in transit, such as on conveyors, skids, or trays.
Special care should be taken to determine the explosive limits that will be permitted in each bay or
analysis of operation timing, transportation methods, size of the item, and the chemical and physical
characteristics of the material. More stringent limits will be used for the more sensitive or hazardous
material. Except for operational necessity, supplies exceeding approximately a 4-hour work
requirement should be kept in a service storage building.
5. Column 5. Insert a description of the operation, such as unpack, disassembly.
6. Column 6. Enter the page number of the SOP that this specific operation is listed on.
7. Remarks. Insert a brief description of the work to be performed. List waivers, exemptions, or
approved deviations which apply to this operation. Insert the reason for a change or revision. If an
SOP is superseded by an SOP of a higher number, an explanatory statement and notice of
supersession should be made. List references used to prepare the SOP in addition to any listed on line
6 of cover sheet.
The fifth element for the SOP that must be prepared is the operations format (See Figure 1-6). The illustrations of
the operations format as shown in Figure 1-6 are not intended to cover all situations, and the reflected information
may not have complete or accurate steps. The illustration has been added for clarification of lines A through L.