FORCE PROVIDER FOOD SERVICE EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
THIS SECTION COVERS:
Force Provider Food Service Equipment set up and in operation
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) are performed to keep the Force Provider Food
Service Equipment in good operating condition and ready for its primary mission. The checks are used to
find, correct, and report problems. PMCS is performed every day the Force Provider Food Service
Equipment is in operation, and is done according to the PMCS table provided. Pay attention to
WARNING, CAUTION, and NOTE statements. A WARNING indicates that someone could be hurt or
killed. A CAUTION indicates that equipment could be damaged. A NOTE may make your maintenance or
repair task easier.
Be sure to perform scheduled PMCS. Always perform PMCS in the same order so it becomes habit. With
practice, you will quickly recognize problems with the equipment.
Use DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, to record any discovered faults.
Do not record faults that you fix!
Table 1 lists inspections and care required to keep your equipment in good operating condition. It is
arranged so that you can perform before operation checks as you walk around the equipment.
Explanation of Table 1 columns
Indicates the reference number. When completing DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and
Maintenance Worksheet, include the item number for the item to check/service indicating a fault. Item
numbers appear in the order you must perform the checks/services listed.
Indicates when you must perform the procedure in the procedure column.
Before - perform before equipment operation
During - perform during equipment operation
After - perform after equipment has been operated
Weekly - perform every week
Monthly - perform each month
Item to Check/Service
Indicates the item to be checked or serviced.
Indicates the procedure you must perform on the item listed in Item to Check/Service column. You must
perform the procedure at the time specified in the Interval column.