Table 12-1.--Color-coded Helmets
never stand on, step over, or straddle a line or
wire that is, or is subject to be, under tension.
never permit a wire or a line to run through
Officers, chief petty officers,
anyone's hands; however, personnel handling
message lines or inhaul lines hand-over-hand
may wear gloves.
Signalmen and phone talkers
when required to work over, through, or
outboard of lifelines, wear the standard approved
safety harness with an attached working line
fixed to a solid object. In addition, a second line
Mates (or bolo heavers)
must be attached to the safety harness and tended
D e c k riggers and line
by another person at all times.
keep all gear not in actual use stowed and well-
White with red cross Hospital Corpsmen
secured in the proper place to avoid a missile
All others (electricians, etc.)
hazard and magnetic compromise.
close all fantail hatches to ensure that maximum
Line-throwing Gunner's Mates must wear red
watertight integrity is maintained.
jerseys or vests. Signalmen must wear green
know the capabilities and limitations of all
jerseys or vests. Jerseys should be worn under
life jackets; vests should be worn over life
be instructed in man-overboard procedures.
Phone talkers on the intership phone may not
be instructed in the procedures and hazards of
fasten their neck straps.
Personnel working on the fantail while the gear
observe all the precautions associated with good
OTHER SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Personnel assigned to the sweep detail working
on the fantail must wear government-furnished
The following safety precautions pertain to
individuals not directly involved in the minesweeping
Designated personnel must ensure that the semi-
rigid hull boat (SRHB) is rigged and ready for
All nonessential personnel must remain clear of
the fantail. After gear is streamed and stopped
off, all other personnel should clear the
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Unauthorized personnel must stay inboard of all
most of the personnel involved in the minesweeping
gear that is being prepared or handled for
operation. These individuals must
streaming or recovery.
avoid wearing loose clothing that may catch in
Unauthorized personnel must keep out of the
the gear. Long-sleeve shirts must be buttoned
bights of lines and wires.
and pants must be tucked into socks.
remove all jewelry, wrist watches, and keys.
must be maintained between the bridge and the
Authorized personnel may carry an appropriate
fantail at all times during minesweeping operations.
knife and a small marlinespike for routine work
When the minesweeping detail is set, the phone
circuit should be manned by a talker who is
and for use in an emergency.