e. Vehicle support stands: devices for supporting a vehicle at fixed heights, but lacking the means
for raising or lowering the vehicle. The terms "vehicle support stand" and "jack stand" are
Vehicle Support Stand
5. Responsibilities. Federal employees who exercise supervisory functions shall,
to the extent
authority, furnish employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized
hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.
a. The commander of each DA Major Subordinate Command (MSC), installation, and activity is
responsible for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of all vehicle support stands which are
authorized his/her command and will delegate the responsibility to the appropriate support activity
to perform these services.
b. The Chief Safety Office, or the military equivalent, i.e., safety officer, will assist/advise the
commander and supervisors in establishing standard operating procedures for inspection of
vehicle support stands.
c. Immediate supervisors of operations that use the vehicle support stands shall:
(1) Ensure that appropriate safety and occupational health training is provided.
(2) Ensure prevention program procedures are implemented to include annual inspection.
(3) Ensure that the operators perform inspections of the vehicle support stands prior to use as
d. The owner and/or operators shall study the product instructions (this TB and/or commercial
operator's manual) and retain them for future reference. The operator shall have an
understanding of the product and safety operating instructions before operating the vehicle
support stands. Safety information shall be emphasized and understood.
To obtain the U.S. Army's five (5) ton vehicle support stand(s),
seven (7) ton stand(s), NSN 4910-00-251-8013, submit a funded MILSTRIP requisition(s).
Requisitions should be submitted IAW AR 725-50.