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Post-use inspection

Perform this inspection after the last deployment of the day. Documentation is not required but recommended.

Tools / Test Equipment: None


Paper Towels


Corrosion Preventive, Fluid Film (MSDS)

Post-Use Inspection Procedures

Step 1: Remove all survival equipment from the pockets

Step 2: Rinse the harness and survival items with fresh water.

  1. 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:

  1. Chest bayonet fittings and buckles
  2. CO2 cartridge threads
  3. 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.