when personnel check out of a command, the
examiner must ensure the NAVFAC 11260/3 and the
NAVFAC 11240/10 are forwarded for filing in the
persons service record before transfcr.
5. Accident reporting procedures and other
forms and reports that an operator is responsible for
Poor equipment operating practices and habits
cause mishaps and premature equipment breakdowns.
An effective training program on the procedures for
issuing or renewing a license reduces poor practices,
mishaps, and habits. In addition to being supervised
by the license examiner, this training program must be
supervised by the equipment officer, safety officer,
the applicants supervisor, and other qualified
Equipment training licenses are issued to
personnel who meet all the required physical and
mental qualifications to be licensed but need more
on-the-job training on a piece of equipment. The
training license expiration date should not exceed 30
days from the date of issue and must have the word
learner stamped on the face. The license is only valid
when the trainee is accompanied by a qualified
instructor or when the trainee is using Navy
equipment in a controlled training environment.
Training licenses are not required to operate Navy
equipment as part of formalized training programs
given at the Naval Construction Training Centers.
Course of Instruction
In addition to learning how to operate equipment,
a trainee is required to study a course of instruction.
This locally prepared course must include, but need
not be limited to, the following subjects:
1. Fundamentals of vehicle operation, including
the functions and proper usc of major assemblies and
attachments and equipment limitations.
2. Operator responsibilities before, during, and
after operation maintenance.
3. Safety precautions and accident prevention
through safe driving practices.
4. Traffic laws, rules and regulations, hand
signals, traffic signs, signals, and markings.
Usually, the license examiner is assigned the
responsibilities of the motor vehicle mishap investi-
gator for the command assigned. The Mishap
Investigation, Reporting and Record Keeping,
DODINST 6055.7, states all accidents involving DoD
motor vehicles, including rented CESE, are investi-
gated to determine the cause and circumstances.
Thorough investigations of all accidents are made
and evidence documented promptly for use in the
event a claim is filed against the government.
Accidents that appear trivial may eventually result in
legal suits. Therefore, mishap investigators must
follow the mishap investigation guidelines set forth in
the OPNAVINST 5102.1 latest edition.
A mishap investigator must work closely with the
command safety chief to develop safety and accident
prevention programs for the command. These
programs include the safe operation of CESE,
provisions for the mandatory use of seat belts, and the
prohibition against smoking in vehicles. They also
perform joint investigations of serious mishaps that
include injury or fatalities.
According to OPNAVINST 5102.1, government-
owned or leased motor vehicles that involve a fatality,
injury, or sustain a total damage of ,000 or more
require a NAVGRAM sent to the Naval Safety Center.
The command must send the NAVGRAM within
30 days of the mishap to the Commander, Naval
Safety Center, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.
On-duty motor vehicle accidents resulting in five or
more persons being hospitalized is reported by
priority message or telephone.
In most cases, the license examiner is assigned to
serve as the battalion roadmaster. The roadmaster
assures the safe operation of the battalions equipment
and enforces regulations as directed by the Alfa
Additionally, the roadmaster
should escort oversized loads and check prospective
routes of travel for obstructions.