There are many instructions in the Navy, and to
keep them all in your work center would be unrealistic.
However, many instructions contain important
information pertaining directly to your FC world, such
as electronic safety and hazardous material control.
When you come across this information, make a copy
of it and keep it in a binder for reference in your work
center. Remember to keep this binder current as you
receive official changes to your instructions.
This chapter has briefly discussed the various
reports, logs, publications, and technical sources you
will see in everyday life at your command. Some of
these (such as the 3-M manual) are required reading for
all FCs and some (i.e., local instructions) are only
required at your specific command. It is your
responsibility to find out what your local requirements
are and to seek out the appropriate supporting
instructions. Talk with your work center supervisor,
leading petty officer, chief petty officer, and others in
your chain of command to find out what your
administrative requirements will be. Although this part
of your job may seem the least fulfilling, if you do it
properly, you will have a good record of your
equipments operational and maintenance history that
will help you get the parts you need for maintenance
and repair. You will also be able to leave a good record
trail for new personnel to follow. Do not overlook the
importance of these administrative tasks for yourself
and your fellow FCs.
ANSWERS TO CHAPTER QUESTIONS
Your ships local instructions.
Initial (CASREP), update (CASREP with a
sertial number change), correction (CASCOR),
and cancellation (CASCAN).
Laminated tags are audited on a daily basis by
the work center supervisor and on a weekly basis
by the division officer.
Contact your ships Safety Officer.
Afloat safety advisories are in message format
and come on a floppy disk from the Naval Safety