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(2) Ensure that transferring personnel know how to get out of the transfer chair in an emergency. (3) Inspect transfer rig before using. In particular, inspect the manila/synthetic highline for evidence of rot, broken strands, cuts, or other signs of weakened condition. (4) Use only manila/synthetic highlines and messenger lines. Hand tend messenger lines and highlines. r. Ensure that a ready lifeboat is available in case of an emergency. s. Clear area of dunnage. t. Ensure padding is in place for ordnance. u. Assign a PQS qualified safety observer to every UNREP station during the unrep evolution. Ensure that the safety observer's only function is to watch for hazardous conditions. The safety observer should know the locations of all nearby eye wash stations and be familiar with emergency measures in the event of accidental eye splashing. v. Ensure a safety brief is held for all participants prior to all UNREP evolutions using the principles of operational risk management (ORM). C0303. PRECAUTIONS DURING UNREP OPERATIONSAll personnel shall comply with the following: a. Wear head protection (hardhat), hand protection (when handling wire rope or banding material), life preserver, and steel toed safety shoes. b. Wear snug fitting clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. Remove rings, watches, key rings, cell phone, pager, and other personal gear, which may become entangled in loads or lines.
OPNAVINST 5100.19E30 May 2007C3-4c. Know the location of lifesaving and firefighting stations. d. Be aware and exercise caution when line throwing gun and/or bolo are in use. e. Stand clear of bights. f. Transit the UNREP station area in the designated transit area on the side opposite the UNREP operations station. g. Never turn your back on incoming cargo. h. Stand clear of suspended or incoming cargo. i. Do not stand between incoming cargo and a fixed object. j. Secure cargo immediately. k. Never step into cargo nets. l. Know all emergency procedures, especially emergency breakaway. m. Do not smoke. n. Ensure supervisors are immediately informed of all damaged or broken equipment, including the conditions of lines. o. Ensure ship-to-ship phone talkers do not fasten phone straps around the neck. p. When passing lines: (1) When possible, use a line-throwing gun for initial line transfer. Ensure that a bolo line is available at each transfer station as a backup. (2) CVs/CVNs, LPDs, LHAs, LHDs, and ships configured for multiple air operations shall provide the shot line. (3) Send the bolo/shot line across only after being advised that the station on the receiving ship is ready.
OPNAVINST 5100.19E30 May 2007C3-5(4) Do not aim line-throwing guns and bolo lines to areas on the other ship that are under cover or where activities are obscured. (5) Direct all station personnel to take cover before indicating ready to receive the bolo/shot line. (6) Specified personnel shall retrieve the bolo/shot line only upon the order of the supervisor in charge of the station. q. Neatly fake or coil down all lines to avoid a tripping hazard. r.