an enemy, the equipment cannot identify friend from
foe. Therefore, all safety precautions must be followed
at all times.
The following general safety precautions are not
related to any specific equipment or procedure. These
precautions are recommended safety precautions that all
personnel should follow when operating and
All persons who supervise or perform work in
connection with ammunition handling should be
familiar with the United States Ordnance Safety
Precautions, NAVSEA OP 3347.
When test firing is conducted using live
ammunition, observe all existing range regulations.
Before undertaking any operation for which a
checkoff list exists, the checkoff list is read so all
personnel know what to do.
When provided, always use safety devices to
Keep safety devices in good
operating order at all times.
Do not make changes, modifications, or
additions to a weapons system without prior approval
and authorization from the appropriate authority.
A hazardous condition exists if a gun malfunction
occurs and there is anything in line with the gun muzzle.
Observe area clearance requirements during
Electrically primed ammunition can be fired by
percussion. NEVER cycle live ammunition through a
gun for testing purposes.
The explosive elements in electric primers are
highly sensitive to static electricity. Make sure the
primer button does not come into contact with the
Observe fire regulations and maintain good
ventilation when using cleaning solvents and other
volatile maintenance materials.
Before performing maintenance actions
involving pneumatic or hydraulic pressurized
components, ensure that all pressure is removed and the
component is in the safest possible condition.
REVIEW NUMBER 7
If a checkoff list is to be used during an
operation, what action must take place first?
To prevent explosive primers on gun ammunition
from being exposed to static electricity, what
action should be taken?
When does a hazardous condition exist?