2. while using the ASLMS. Care should be taken to ensure that no overhead obstructions interfere with
the offload of the container from the HEMTT.
Flood plain conditions should be considered since the containers have vent holes for the
ventilation system that are not designed to withstand flooding. If in doubt, consult the
operations supervisor or commander.
When external electrical power is used, the ASLMS must be positioned within 150 feet of
the PDISE. Never attempt to connect any power source directly to the containers without
going through the PDISE panel. The connecting power cables should be routed away
from personnel and vehicular traffic paths. Cables routed toward areas of personnel
movement or across a road or other potential vehicle path, must be protected from
PREPARING ASLMS FOR USE
The ASLMS is designed for a ground-based operation. Never attempt to access the containers when the
containers are on any transporting equipment, or not downloaded and established in an operational site.
Once downloaded from the HEMTT truck or M1076 PLS trailer, the ASLMS is ready for immediate use in
most circumstances. Opening the doors allows users to access stored material and all equipment
required to assemble the EPC. The EPC provides the users with protection from the elements. Power
cables allow connection to an electrical power source for operation of organizational equipment, and red
lights are required for operations during blackout conditions. If FPU-8 and FPU-12 containers are
delivered separately, the containers must be connected before loading on the HEMTT vehicle.
OPERATION OF ROOF ACCESS SYSTEM
Fall hazards that may cause injury or death exist when climbing onto, returning from or
working from the top of the container. Always maintain three points of contact (two feet
and one hand, or one hand and two feet) with the folding steps and roof access handle
when climbing onto the ASLMS container. All movement should be in the forward
direction. Never move, step, or walk backward when working on top of the system. A fall
can occur if a worker loses concentration and steps backward off the edge. Stand erect
only if necessary, and only away from the edge. Working from a kneeling position helps
reduce the threat of a fall. Access to roof by forklift or other MHE is forbidden.
The roof access system consists of seven retractable fold-down steps, on the ends of the FPU-12 and the
FPU-8, with handles recessed in the roof for three point control while climbing. Access to the roof is
required during EPC deployment, and while striking or disconnecting and connecting the containers.