Perform this inspection after the last deployment of the day. Documentation is not required but recommended.
Tools / Test Equipment: None
Post-Use Inspection Procedures
Step 1: Remove all survival equipment from the pockets
Step 2: Rinse the harness and survival items with fresh water.
- Remove CO2 cartridge and rinse cartridge and inflation valve assembly interior with fresh water.
Step 3: Dry the survival items with paper towels.
Avoid eye and skin contact with corrosion preventive, fluid film. Avoid inhalation or ingestion. Use in a well-ventilated area. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling or exposure. Remove contaminated clothing immediately.
Step 4: Apply Corrosion Preventive, Fluid Film to the following items:
- Chest bayonet fittings and buckles
- CO2 cartridge threads
- Any appropriate survival items in need of protection (knives, clips, etc.)
Step 5: Hang the harness on a wooden hanger until dry.
Step 6: Stow the survival items in the equipment pockets.
Step 7: Screw the CO2 cartridge into the inflation valve until it is fully seated, plus 1/4 turn.