A.L.S.E. WORK, STORAGE AND FITTING AREAS
The life support equipment area consists of work, storage and fitting sections. Access to a classroom adjacent to or in
close proximity to the life support area is needed for lectures and instructions on the equipment being used.
The shop area should contain not less than 1,000 square feet of usable area that is environmentally controlled within a
range of 15.6ºC. (+60°F) to 23.8ºC. (+75ºF), have potable water source. Hot and cold water supply, and lavatory
The area will be protected from pilferage, dampness, fire, dust, insects, rodents, direct sunlight and be free from
uncontrolled foot and vehicle traffic.
3.2. WORK AREA CRITERIA
The work area will have work bench surfaces free from rough or abrasive materials and splinter free tops. The area is to
be well lighted with accessible electrical outlets to all bench and desk areas. Cabinets with locks for securing test
equipment, tools, and supplies. Units that have oxygen equipment will have an area set aside for oxygen maintenance
that will have hot and cold running water, stainless steel sinks, and floors that are sealed and protected from spills. The
area will be restricted to only A.L.S.E. qualified personnel.
The floor of the work shop will be sealed and coated to prevent chemical spills penetrating the floor surface.
The work area will have hot and cold water for cleaning equipment as well as a wash area.
For units with flotation equipment support, there will be a low pressure, oil free air source and vacuum supply. A vacuum
machine to be used only for flotation equipment can be used for the vacuum source.
3-3. STORAGE AREA CRITERIA
The storage area will be well ventilated, out of direct sunlight and well lighted. Have storage shelves and cabinets that
provide security for the stored equipment. Be free from dust, moisture, fire, insects and rodents. The floor is to be
sealed and covered with a dust free flooring material. A refrigerator will be used to store batteries used in life support
3-4. FITTING AREA CRITERIA
The fitting area will be well lighted and have enough space so personnel may be fitted with equipment being assigned to
them i.e., survival vests, flight clothing, flight helmets, parachute harnesses, etc.