At times area inspections are performed more often
than magazine inspections, particularly during seasons
when grass or brush fires are most likely to occur.
General Inspection Requirements
Some of the types of things you look for when
conducting general magazine inspections are security,
safety, cleanliness, atmosphere (temperature and
humidity), identification of contents, and posting. A
checklist covering all safety regulations and
requirements of magazine operations is used when you
conduct magazine inspections. This helps you make
sure you dont overlook violations or hazards. The
checklist provides an adequate and full description of
any condition that is unsatisfactory and in violation of
requirements. Make sure the checklist is properly
authenticated and made a part of the magazine log.
Frequency of Inspections
The inspection frequency is determined by the
commanding officer or duly authorized representative.
The frequency varies, depending on the number of
magazines to be inspected, weather conditions, season
of the year, number of magazines requiring special
attention (for example, environmentally controlled),
and security requirements of magazines/magazine
areas. Inspections are conducted during daylight hours.
Make sure there is enough light to see that any
substandard condition that exists is seen and reported to
the inspector. The exception to this procedure is
security inspections; they are conducted during the day
and at night.
Temperature Control Considerations
The majority of the ordnance items in the Navy
inventory are designed to withstand temperatures in the
range of 130° to 160° Fahrenheit. Temperatures within
conventional ordnance storage magazines seldom
exceed 105° Fahrenheit. Therefore, you dont have to
closely monitor the temperatures within these
magazines. However, in the case of special magazines,
such as certain missile/missile components, torpedoes,
and mine magazines that require environmental control,
control-system monitoring is still required
Report of Inspections
You must record the date and hour of each
inspection in a magazine inspection log above the
signature of the person who made the inspection.
Promptly report substandard or abnormal conditions to
the officer or supervisor in charge of correcting it. Then
annotate the observed conditions in the log. Note
satisfactory and normal conditions in the log by the entry
normal. Magazine inspection logs may be destroyed 1
year from the date of last entry.
REVIEW NUMBER 3
Describe the two types of primary lightning
p r o t e c t i o n s y s t e m s a c c e p t a b l e to
Lightning masts are connected to a
To what instruction should you refer for specific
requirements about the physical security of
When are magazine inspections conducted?
Describe the information recorded on the
magazine inspection log above the signature of
the person conducting the inspection.
The AO must be familiar with handling
ammunition. It is a repetitious task, whether at a shore
station or aboard ship. Repetitious work, no matter how
dangerous, often becomes routine and leads to
carelessness. Therefore, pay attention to what you are
doing to prevent accidents in operations dealing with
ammunition and explosives.
Whenever ammunition or explosives are received,
transferred, or stowed, an officer or petty officer that
knows the rules governing the care and handling of
ammunition supervises the work. The supervisor makes
sure that all work personnel are aware of the need to be
careful when they handle ammunition and explosives.
Handling equipment is properly maintained and
frequently inspected to make sure it is in safe working
condition. Also, the handling equipment must be the
right equipment for the purpose. Inspections are made
before and during loading/unloading operations.
Ammunition shipping is a phase of ammunition
handling. Instructions for the preparation and shipment
of naval ordnance material are contained in Navy
Transportation Safety Handbook for Hazardous
Materials, NAVSEA OP 2165, volumes 1 and 2. The