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Initial / 90-Day / Post Use Inspection

Tools / Test Equipment:

Vernier Caliper, NIIN 00-554-7135

Expendables:

None

Consumables:

Corrosion Preventive, Fluid Film (MSDS)

Inspection

Step 1: Preliminary procedures:

CAUTION

If the litter has been exposed to bio-hazards (body fluids), decontaminate all parts of litter and installed equipment on the litter as described in the Post Hazmat Inspection.

  1. If used in a saltwater environment, all parts of the litter and the installed equipment shall be washed with fresh tap water and completely dried.
  2. Remove the blankets, litter shield (if installed), and other easily removed items.
  3. Assemble the upper and lower sections.

Step 2: Perform folding stokes litter inspection as follows:

NOTE

If any structural repairs are beyond unit's capabilities, remove litter from service and contact LSC for repair disposition.

a: Examine all of the weld beads for cracks. If cracks are suspected, assign a qualified mechanic to perform a fluorescent dye penetrant inspection.

b: Inspect the tubes and flat stock for deformation and cracks. If discrepancies are found, remove litter from service and contact LSC for repair disposition.

c: Inspect the litter's upper and lower four-point attachment system for corrosion and alignment. Minor corrosion may be removed with emery cloth. Align the attachment points and insert them together. If you are unable to align these points, remove litter from service and contact LSC for repair disposition.

d: Inspect the 5-pound ballast bar (if installed) attachment hardware for security and corrosion. If corrosion is found, replace hardware.

e: Inspect the flotation covers for tears and cleanliness. Clean and repair, or replace as necessary.

f: Inspect the plastic net basket for cleanliness, condition, and security of attachment. Clean and repair, or replace as necessary.

h: Inspect the litter insert for cleanliness, condition, and security of attachment. Clean and repair, or replace as necessary.

i: Inspect the optional litter shield (if installed) for cracked, broken, or corroded hardware. Replace any cracked, broken, or corroded components.

WARNING

The only authorized replacement hoisting sling is the Lifesaving Systems Corp. Hoisting sling, P/N 193-A.

NOTE

Trimming of broken hoist sling cable wires shall be documented (with cable location) in the Inspection Log remarks section.

j: Inspect the hoisting sling cable for broken wires. Any single strand in the cable having 2 or fewer broken wires may be trimmed as needed. Any hoisting cable having 3 or more broken wires requires a hoisting sling change.

Measure the compression on each compression sleeve for proper tolerances, 0.375 to 0.405 inch, using a caliper. If discrepancies are found, replace the hoisting sling assembly in accordance with the Sling Replacement procedure.

* QA REQUIRED - QA1

K. Inspect the hoisting sling cables for kinks. If kinks are found, replace the hoisting sling in accordance with the Sling Replacement procedure.

WARNING

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.

l: Apply a light coat of Fluid Film to the hoisting sling. Wipe off excess compound.

m. Inspect patient restraint straps for security of attachment, cracks, distortion, and excessive wear. Remove any corrosion, sharp edges, or burrs with emery cloth.

n. Ensure that all patient restraint strap bayonet fittings lock into the buckles and do not release until both buckle releases are pressed simultaneously. Lubricate the bayonet fittings and buckles with Fluid Film. Wipe off excess compound.