damaged when normal operating procedures are used.
In that case, use a DANGER tag.
A DANGER Tag ( 9890/8) is a RED tag, shown in
figure 3-7. It is used to prohibit operation of equipment
that, if operated, could jeopardize the safety of
personnel or damage the equipment. Under NO
circumstances may equipment be operated or removed
when it is tagged with a DANGER tag.
Before you tag out a piece of equipment, be sure
that you have your supervisors permission. If the
equipment is mission-critical, you may also need
permission from your division officer or department
For further information on equipment tag-out
procedures, refer to the Tag-out Users Manual,
Q7. What three situations discussed in the text
require you to tag out equipment?
Q8. Name two tagout responsibilities of your
department authorizing officer for tag out
Q9. What are the five tag-out documents that you may
use in your job as a Fire Controlman?
The wearing of the correct protective equipment is
essential to all naval personnel. It is especially
important for the safety of electronics personnel. This
section discusses basic electrical equipment: safety
shoes; rubber gloves; safety shorting probes; eye,
hearing, and respiratory protection; and
ELECTRICAL SAFETY SHOES
You will normally be issued a pair of electrical
safety shoes when you report to your first duty station.
You must wear them whenever you work on or around
energized equipment. Take care of them. You can clean
and shine them just like regular safety shoes. When
they become worn out or damaged, turn them in to your
supply division for a new pair. Electrical safety shoes
do not have any exposed metal parts like you might find
on regular safety shoes. They have special
non-conducting soles designed to protect you from a
maximum of 600 volts.
Rubber gloves are designed to keep you from
being injured when you must or may accidentally
touch an electrically live component. There are four
classes of rubber insulating gloves. The primary
features of the gloves are their wall thickness and their
maximum safe voltage rating. Refer back to table 3-3
for glove classes and the maximum safe voltage for
which they may be used.
SAFETY SHORTING PROBE
Some of the electronic equipment you may work
on will use large capacitors to filter the electrical
power. You must discharge these capacitors before
working on the equipment by using a safety shorting
probe. The procedure for using a shorting probe is
provided in table 3-8.
The sequential log serial number issued for tag-out actions.
The date the log serial number was issued.
The type of tags used, either CAUTION or DANGER.
The description of the system or component that will be tagged out and
any amplifying information.
The date that ALL the tags were cleared.
Table 3-7.DANGER/CAUTION Tag-Out Index and Record of Audits Description