Look for signs of a problem or trouble. You can feel, smell, hear, or see many problems. Be alert when in or
around the BHL.
Inspect the BHL to see if items are in good condition. Are they correctly assembled, stowed, and secured;
excessively worn, leaking, or corroded; or properly lubricated? Correct any problems found or notify field
There are some common items to check all over the BHL. These include the following:
1. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris: They only get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Keep the
equipment clean. Clean as you work and as needed. Use cleaning compound (WP 0029, Item 4) and a
wiping rag (WP 0029, Item 28) to clean metal surfaces. Use soap and water to clean rubber, plastic, or
2. Bolts, clamps, nuts, and screws: Continuously check for looseness. Look for chipped paint, bare metal,
rust, or corrosion around bolt and screw heads and nuts. Notify field level maintenance when you find
3. Welds: Many items on the BHL are welded. To check these welds, look for chipped paint, rust,
corrosion, or gaps. When these conditions exist, notify field level maintenance on DA Form 5988-E.
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash
hands after handling. Failure to comply may result in serious injury or death to personnel.
Batteries contain sulfuric acid which causes severe burns. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, or
clothing. Always wear eye protection and protective gloves when working near batteries.
Failure to comply may result in serious injury or death to personnel.
4. Electrical wires, connectors, and harnesses: Tighten loose connectors. Look for cracked or broken
insulation, bare wires, and broken connectors.