Tool Control and Respecting The NCO
There are many types of tools and multiple ways of tool control. Some of the ways are log books where the tools are signed out of a tool room or a tool box. Also inventorying the tools in the tool room and tool boxes is a good way to find out what tool is either missing or broken. Keeping track of who uses the tools is also important so every tool is accounted for. The person usually in charge of this task is a NCO (non commissioned officer). They have been given this because of marines from “yesterday” many times during combat taking the role of an officer.
Tool control procedures are intended to prevent tools from being inadvertently left adrift, and to prevent being stolen by people. Common hand tools should be stored in shadowed tool boxes. This will allow an easier effort to be made to keep accountability and accuracy of tools issued. Each tool box is assigned a Marine. All tool boxes shall be inventoried at regular intervals even if they have not been opened. This is supervised by a NCO (non commissioned officer) or sometimes by a StaffNCO (staff non commissioned officer). Special tools are those that are designed and manufactured to be used in a specific application. They are used only by the group responsible for the application. Special tools shall be stored in a tool room. These tools should be only be signed out to authorized personnel by the appropriate personnel.
To help with tool control the use of trays or drawers with pre-cut slots for the tools in tool boxes. This will help find out what tool has been removed. This also allows for faster and easier accountability of the tools. And allows for a faster work pace because the person is no longer searching for a tool or trying to tell someone where a tool is. Also the memory foam helps keep the tools clean so they don’t rust. It also prevents excessive damage to tools to help prevent or even stop the tools from breaking.
Another aspect of tool...