fittings, and firefighting equipment daily, and report any defect to the supply officer.
Before getting underway into open seas, thoroughly inspect and secure storerooms to prevent stores from shifting due to the ships motion. Lash bulk stores to bulkheads, stanchions, or battens, and secure the fronts of open bins and shelves to prevent stores from falling out on deck.
Unless approval is obtained from the commanding officer, do not stow personal gear in storerooms designated for supplies.
The following general security rules apply to medical supply spaces:
Shipboard materiel inventories are divided into three segments for management purposes: operating space items (OSI), repair parts, and consumables.
OSIs are those items in the custody and under management of department heads.
Repair parts are in the custody of the supply officer when supply department stowage space permits and is always under his or her management.
Consumables are in the custody of the supply officer when supply department stowage space permits. Stocked consumables are managed by the supply officer whether such items are stored in supply department spaces or in other departmental spaces. Nonstocked consumables are in the ment heads. custody and under new management of other department heads
Throughout this section, various terms are used in referring to inventory control. Some of these terms are discussed here to help you understand them completely and apply them correctly. NAVSUP P-485 provides definitions for all the terms used in inventory control.
INVENTORYThe quantity of stocks on hand for which stock records are maintained, or the function whereby the materiel on hand is physically inspected and counted and stock records reconciled accordingly.
SAFETY LEVELThe quantity of materiel, in addition to the operating level, required to be on hand to permit continuous operations if normal replenishment is interrupted or if there are unpredictable fluctuations in issue demand (normally for 3 months).
OPERATING LEVELThe quantity of materiel (exclusive of safety level) required to