NAVY - NAVSUP PUB 538
MANAGEMENT OF MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT (MHE) AND SHIPBOARD MOBILE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT (SMSE)
|Publication Date:||15 August 2006|
This publication is applicable to all Navy activities ashore and afloat which have MHE and SMSE without regard to employer. The provisions of this publication apply to Navy-owned MHE and SMSE assigned to shore activities, land-based operating forces, forces afloat, and Fleet Issue Control Points (FICP's). This publication is not applicable to tactical MHE assigned to deployable Fleet Marine Forces and Marine Corps activities for which the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) has the primary support responsibility under the provisions of MCO P11262.2 (series). For MHE assigned to handle ammunition and explosives, the regulations prescribed in NAVSEA SW023-AH-WHM-010 shall apply.
This publication provides administrative regulations, technical instructions, personnel training requirements, safety precautions, operational and preventive maintenance requirements, extended storage procedures, and battery maintenance and charging procedures commonly available for U.S. Navy Materials Handling Equipment (MHE) and, as appropriate, Shipboard Mobile Support Equipment (SMSE). Also, this publication identifies and describes the approved types of MHE (and their associated forklift truck attachments) and SMSE. These documented requirements, in conjunction with locally developed instructions, are intended to provide for the safe use of MHE and to extend its in-service life cycle.