course (if required by the command). The next step of
training is load handling. Instruct the trainee to
approach a pallet, insert the forks into the pallet as far
as they will go, lift, and move the pallet. The trainee
should lift the pallet, tilt the mast back, and move
forward or backward. In unloading, instruct the trainee
to lower the pallet to the deck and tilt the mast to a
vertical position so that the forks can be removed easily.
After successfully completing the required training,
the trainee may be issued a permit to operate the MHE.
The Aviation Storekeeper supervisor must be able
to plan and coordinate to create efficient supply
operations. This chapter will help you do this. The
terms and definitions we discussed will help you in
supervising the storage or warehouse. We also
discussed the methods and procedures for planning the
storage and office layout to provide a safe and smooth
flow of operations.
The objectives in storing material is to conserve
space, move rapidly, assure stability, and have a form
of orderliness. We discussed the stacking height and
arrangement of stacks to conserve storage space. We
can assure speed in material movement by applying the
storage techniques described in this chapter. We also
discussed the different types and required number of
MHE needed for moving materials by unit loads to save
time and resources. We covered the stability of material
in stems by using storage aids, such as pallets and racks,
and the orderliness of material in storage that facilitates
movement and inventory functions. We discussed the
factors that help promote orderliness in the storage area;
these include the stowage aids, required access, material
identification, and the location system used.
We discussed the methods and terms used in
computing the measurements of storage spaces and the
required number of MHE and pallets. This information
should help you in overall storage space management
and control and preparation of required reports.