3-4. Initial Receipt - continued.
Inspection Function Requirement. Normally, a technical/rigger type inspection will be performed by airdrop
equipment maintenance personnel at a packing, rigging, or repair activity. The inspection of initial receipt items will be
performed as a separate function from packing or rigging operations. When the inspection is conducted at a packing or
rigging activity, the item to be inspected will be placed in proper layout on packing table or suitable sized floor area.
Should defect or damage be discovered at any point during the inspection, the inspection will be terminated and the
applicable item will be processed and forwarded to a repair activity. The repair activity in turn, will conduct a
technical/rigger type inspection that will be performed by only those parachute rigger personnel cited in AR 750-32. Any
defect discovered during an organizational level repair activity inspection which exceeds the capability of that activity will
require the affected item to be evacuated to a direct support maintenance function for further determination of economic
repair and repair accomplishment, if applicable.
Technical/Rigger Type Inspection Procedures.
Overall inspection. An overall inspection will be made to ascertain the following:
Assembly completeness. Ensure that the applicable assembly is complete and no components or
parts are missing.
Operational adequacy. Check the item components and parts to ensure proper assembly which
includes attachment and alignment, and that the assembled product functions in the prescribed
manner. Further ensure that no stitch formation has been omitted, with particular attention
directed to harnesses, web loops, bridles, strap assemblies, safety ropes, and rope assemblies.
Markings and paint. Inspect each assembly and associated components for faded, illegible,
obliterated, or missing informational data, identification numbers, and warning marks. Also check
for chipped, worn, or peeled paint, as applicable.
Foreign material and stains. Inspect each assembly and related components for the presence of
dirt or similar type foreign material. Also check for evidence of mildew, moisture, oil, grease,
Detailed inspection. In addition to the overall inspection performed in (1) above, a detailed inspection
will be performed on the materials which constitute the assembly or component construction using the
following criteria, as applicable:
Metal. Inspect for rust, corrosion, dents, bends, breaks, burrs, rough spots, sharp edges, wear,
deterioration; damaged, loose, or missing nuts, bolts, screws, safety pins, or rivets; improper
swaging or welding; loss of spring tension.
Plastic and wood. Inspect for bends, breaks, dents, holes, rough spots, sharp edges, and wear.
Cloth. Inspect for breaks, burns, cuts, frays, holes, rips, snags, tears; loose, missing, or broken
stitching or tacking; weak spots, wear, or deterioration.
Fabric tape, webbing, and cordage. Inspect for breaks, burns, cuts, frays, holes, snags, tears,
incorrect weaving, and sharp edges formed from searing; loose, missing, or broken stitching,
tacking, whipping, and weaving; weak spots, wear, and deterioration.