Less Costly Safety Board AvailablePosted: 2015/16/12
On Pages 50-51 in PS 750 (May 15), we explained how to make your own safety board and gave you an NSN for ordering a ready-made safety board.
NSN 4910-01-618-4321 brings all the required safety items, but now costs around $3,800. And the Army isn’t listed as a user in FED LOG.
There is a cheaper Army alternative: NSN 4910-01-620-2614. It runs around $2,270 and comes with:
o Ground stick
o Safety hook
o Grounding cable
o Hearing protection
o Safety goggles
o First aid kit
o D batteries
o Sash cord rope
o Insulated gloves
o Material to build the safety board
Other items you might want to consider around or on the safety board are a resuscitator, a portable defibrillator and hazard signs.
Remember, don’t stack things in front of the board and do put it in a central location. If Soldiers can’t get to it quickly, it won’t be of much help. Inspect the board every month to make sure all items are on-hand and in good shape.
And make safety training SOP. Everyone working in the area should know each piece of equipment on the safety board and how to use it.