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Inspection

The MEDEVAC Litter shall be subjected to a Place-In-Service Inspection and a Special Inspection. Refer (Table 1) for required inspection cycles.

Place-In-Service Inspection

The Place-In-Service Inspection shall be performed in accordance with Special Inspection paragraph, steps 1 a-d, 2 a-d, 3 a-g and 4a-e.

Special Inspection

To perform the Special Inspection of the MEDEVAC Litter, proceed as follows:

NOTE

All components of the MEDEVAC Litter shall be serialized with the serial number from the frame assembly. Re-serialize new components as necessary.

  1. Frame assembly:
    1. Inspect metal and welds for cracks, bends, corrosion.
    2. Inspect bolts for security of attachment.
    3. Inspect frame locking couplers for cracks, bends, corrosion, and ease of operation. Push in coupler locking pins and look inside cavity with flashlight to check for corrosion. Lubricate couplers in accordance with Cleaning instructions, step 6.
    4. Inspect serial number tag for wear and readability.
    5. Clean in accordance with Cleaning instructions.
    6. Repair or replace in accordance with Repair instructions.
  2. Litter mounted cables and Vertical hoisting sling:
    1. Inspect swaging sleeves for corrosion on sides and ends.

NOTE

Kings Point Inc. slings/cables will have three crimps on swaging sleeves. LifeSaving Systems Corp. slings/cables may have three crimps on swaging sleeves or a single 1/2-inch crimp. Both are acceptable.

    1. Inspect cables for corrosion, worn or broken wires at swag sleeves and along cable.
    2. Inspect lifting rings for security, wear, damage and deformity.
    3. Serialize vertical hoisting sling, with serial number from frame assembly.
    4. Verify serial number during Special Inspection.
    5. Repair or replace in accordance with Repair instructions.
  1. Nylon frame cover, Flotation pads and all webbing restraint straps and pads:
    1. Inspect for cuts, tears, broken or separated stitches, fraying and security of attachment.
    2. Inspect for contaminants.
    3. Inspect all adjustable fittings for cracks, corrosion and ease of operation.
    4. Inspect slide fasteners for broken teeth and ease of operation.
    5. Inspect for deterioration of flotation pads.
    6. Inspect all webbing restraint straps for security of attachment, cuts, tears, broken stitches.
    7. Inspect patient restraint straps for double stop tabs and proper location of straps, chest (gray/silver), waist (red), thigh (blue), and foot (green).
    8. Clean in accordance with Cleaning instructions.
    9. Repair or replace in accordance with Repair instructions.
  2. Inspect Carrying Case and adjustable harness (2 ea):
    1. Inspect webbing for cuts, tears, broken or separated stitches, fraying and security of attachment.
    2. Inspect adjustable fittings for cracks, corrosion and ease of operation.
    3. Inspect for contaminants.
    4. Inspect slide fastener for broken teeth and ease of operation.
    5. Serialize carrying case and harness with serial number from frame assembly.
    6. Verify serial numbers during Special Inspection.
    7. Repair or replace in accordance with paragraph Repair instructions.
    8. Clean in accordance with Cleaning instructions.
  3. Perform a Load Test (Conditional Only) in accordance with Load Test instructions.