The DANGER tag, NAVSHIPS 9890/8 (fig. 1-8),
A CAUTION tag, NAVSHIPS 9890/5 (fig. 1-7),
commonly called the red tag, is used to prevent the
is a yellow tag used as a precautionary measure to
operation of equipment that could jeopardize the safety
provide temporary special instructions or to indicate
of personnel or endanger the equipment systems or
that unusual caution must be exercised to operate
components. When equipment is red tagged, under no
equipment. These instructions must state the specific
circumstances will it be operated. When a major system
reason that the tag is installed. Use of phrases such as
is being repaired or when PMS is being performed by
DO NOT OPERATE WITHOUT EOOW PERMIS-
two or more repair groups, both parties will hang their
own tags. This prevents one group from operating or
SION is not appropriate since equipment or systems
testing circuits that could jeopardize the safety of
are not operated unless permission from the respon-
personnel from the other group.
sible supervisor has been obtained. A CAUTION tag
No work shall be done on energized or de-energized
cannot be used if personnel or equipment could be
switchboards without approval of the commanding
endangered while performing evolutions using
officer or in the CO's absence, the command duty
normal operating procedures. A DANGER tag must
officer. Various PM checks require additional approval
from the engineer officer, and the electrical officer.
be used in this case.
Figure 1-7.--CAUTION tag (colored YELLOW).