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CHAPTER 4
OPERATOR TRAINING
Section I. PRELIMINARY OPERATOR INSTRUCTION
employed at depot level.
The importance of the
18.  General.  This phase of instruction teaches the
operator's/crew's position in organizational maintenance
student administrative procedures that must be performed
must be emphasized and the student must be shown
by the operator-how the equipment is constructed, how to
where and how the operator fits into the maintenance
keep  the  equipment  operating  properly,  and  how
system/program.  Students must also be told why a
operating faults are detected and corrected. For students
thorough knowledge of their job and proper performance
previously qualified to operate equipment, this part of
of the individual's duties are essential for an efficient
their training may be shortened to include only subjects
organization (AR 750-1).
peculiar to the specific item on which training is being
conducted.
21.  Publications, Forms, Reports and Equipment
a. It is essential for the student operator to become
Logbook. The equipment operator is directly concerned
familiar with the major components of the equipment and
with publications, forms, reports and equipment logbooks
functions they perform, services for which the operator
used  in  the  daily  operation  and  maintenance  of
and other crew members are responsible, emergency
equipment.  Instructions will include familiarization with
repair; field expedients, how to start and warm up the
the following forms and publications to insure proper
engine; and safety precautions.
maintenance and control of military equipment (DA PAM
b.  The instructions/training must be designed to
738-750).
permit student operators to gain sufficient experience, to
enable them to demonstrate through performance a
a. Equipment Logbook.  The Army Equipment
general  knowledge  of  and  familiarity  with  proper
Logbook assembly is a major element of the equipment
operation, maintenance and safety procedures. Thorough
records system.  It was designed to be the primary
operator and maintenance training will enable the
historical record for each individual item of equipment.
operator to obtain maximum trouble free operation with
This record begins at the time of delivery by the
minimum mechanical difficulty.
manufacturer and is maintained until the equipment is
c.  The instructor and assistant instructor must
"phased out" of the Army inventory. The most important
assure
that
correct
operating
techniques
are
use of the equipment logbook is to provide commanders
demonstrated on each new exercise before the student
with up-to-date knowledge of materiel readiness of their
operator attempts the exercise.
equipment.
(1) Identical records are not maintained on all
19.  Safety.  AR 385-10 prescribes the Army's Safety
equipment.  Therefore, the instructor must insure that
Program and assigns safety as a command responsibility
emphasis are placed on those records prescribed in DA
Emphasis must be placed on safety throughout the course
PAM 738-750 and local command directives for the
of instruction/training.
specific equipment on which instruction/training are
a.
Specific safety precautions that must be
conducted.
emphasized during the course of instruction/training are
(2) The student operator should be required to
identified in pertinent technical manuals.
prepare the pertinent records throughout the training
b. The student operator must receive adequate
course.
instructions on safe practices throughout the training
b. Publications. The operator's manual pertaining
course
to the equipment is carried on the equipment and contains
c. Instructions will include reporting accidents as
detailed  procedures  for  operation  and  operator's
set forth in AR 385-40 and local command directives.
maintenance as well as a complete description of the
equipment and its components
20.  The Army Maintenance System.  The student
(1) Instructions to the student operator should
operator will be taught the categories o maintenance
include a detailed introduction to publications pertinent to
prescribed In AR 750-1, and how the system operates in
operation, operator maintenance and repair parts.
carrying out maintenance functions from the more simple
preventive procedures performed by the operator/crew to
the
complex
overhaul/repair
techniques
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