· Supply spaces will be kept locked when not
of the space during working hours.
attended by authorized personnel.
· The key will be returned in the key locker in the
· Responsibility for the security of spaces will rest
supply office at the end of the working day.
with the individual in charge of each space.
· Duplicate keys will be kept in the duplicate key
· Permission for entry of persons ordinarily not
locker in the supply office or in the supply
authorized to have access to supply spaces will
be obtained from the supply officer or delegated
· A master key, which will open all locks in group
I, will be in the custody of the supply officer. A
· No supply space will be secured in such a
duplicate master key may be placed in the
manner that access by use of ordinary damage
custody of an officer or petty officer designated
control equipment is impeded in an emergency.
in writing by the supply officer.
· Keys to supply space padlocks will not be taken
A grand master key will be kept in the custody of
from the ship/building when the custodian goes
the supply officer. The supply officer may authorize
ashore or secures from work. The keys must be
the duplicate master key to be passed among duty
returned to the key locker.
supply officers provided that strict accountability is
· A key log will be maintained to identify the
holders of keys removed from the key locker.
writing unless otherwise prescribed by higher
The supply department office spaces are to be kept
locked when not open for business. Distribution of
keys to supply department offices will be at the
· All key padlocks will be 1 1/2-inch pin tumble
discretion of the supply officer.
type, with dead bolt either brass or bronze. The
locks will be keyed individually and furnished
with two master keys for each group and two
grand master keys for each set.
The original keys to the key locker will be kept in
the possession of the supply officer. Duplicate keys
· All keyless padlocks will be the
will be passed among duty supply officers or duty
supply petty officers as authorized by the supply
officer. Keys maintained in the key lockers must have
an identification marking to be used for inventory of
changed at least every 6 months.
k e y s . A c o m p l e t e k e y i nv e n t o r y i s u s u a l l y
accomplished during turnover of shifts or before
securing from work. The results of the inventory are
Padlocks and Master Keys
logged in the pass down log or the duty section
Supply department spaces are assigned to space
logbook, with the date and time the inventory was
groupings. You will be involved with Group I spaces,
accomplished and the name of the person who
which consist of general stores, including storerooms,
conducted the inventory. Any discrepancy to the key
special lockers, and related spaces, except when other
inventory must be reported to the duty supply officer
security requirements are set by competent authority.
and petty officer, and must be corrected right away.
Navy stock account and special accounting class 207
material stowage are included in this group. The
security administration for this group is as follows:
Learning Objective: Describe and
· An original and duplicate key that is different
understand the importance of providing good
from the keys to other spaces will open each
customer service to all individuals and the
effects you will have on the image of your
· The original key will be drawn from the key
office, your rating, your command, and the
locker at the beginning of the day, and will
Navy as a whole.