Section Ill. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
Organizational maintenance PMCS is the required inspection and care of the
equipment necessary to keep it in good operating condition. Routine checks like
equipment inventory, cleaning, dusting, washing, checking for frayed cables,
storing items not in use, covering unused receptacles and checking for loose nuts
and bolts are not listed in your PMCS. They are things you should do anytime you
see they must be done. If you find a routine check like one of these listed in
your PMCS, it was listed because operators reported problems with this item.
PMCS procedures are done at fixed intervals for the following purposes:
Make sure that the equipment is operable
Prevent equipment problems in future operation
Identify and resolve minor problems in the equipment before they become
Scheduled cleaning of the equipment
The checks/services in the PMCS table are numbered in order of performance. Use
this ITEM number when filling out DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and
TO BE INSPECTED COLUMN
The items listed in this column are based on the major components of the equipment
and use common names of these components.
This column gives the check or service procedure which you must perform on the item.
3-11. EQUIPMENT WILL
BE REPORTED NOT READY/AVAILABLE
This column tells you under what conditions the equipment w 11 be unable to perform
its primary mission. When you notice this cond tion during PMCS you must report it
on the proper form and tell your supervisor.
Checks and Services
Monthly Organizational Preventive Maintenance
Equipment Will Be
Item To Be
Reported Not Ready/
Run self test.
Self test fails.