Accession Number:

ADA585733

Title:

Compliance with Electrical and Fire Protection Standards of U.S. Controlled and Occupied Facilities in Afghanistan

Descriptive Note:

Audit rept.

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL (DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE) ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-07-18

Pagination or Media Count:

199.0

Abstract:

At selected U.S. controlled and occupied facilities in Kandahar Air Field KAF and Bagram Air Field BAF, Afghanistan, we inspected for the following Compliance with the National Electrical Code NEC Compliance with the Unified Facilities Criteria UFC, and the National Fire Protection Association NFPA standards and Corrective actions for previous DoD Office of the Inspector General OIG electrical and fire protection findings Report Nos. SPO-2009-005, D2010-D000JB-0078, and DODIG-2012-089. The findings were as follows Hazardous conditions due to a lack of consistent adherence to minimum NEC and NFPA standards as evidenced by 1,089 findings 440 findings violate NEC electrical standards and 649 findings violate UFC andor NFPA fire protection standards Fire protection systems were not maintained andor repaired Garrison commands lacked qualified Government or dedicated contractor electricians, fire alarm, or fire suppression technicians on their staffs to perform inspection, testing, and maintenance Inadequate Government oversight and inspection of facilities Lack of independent technical support for the Government Contracting Office resulted in overreliance on facility construction and maintenance contractors The Base Camp Master Plans BCMPs lacked a comprehensive fire protection plan and Corrective actions for previous DoD OIG audits and inspections were incomplete and ineffective for many findings. Among the Recommendations that a priority be given to correcting the 71 critical findings tallied in Table 2 of this report that all 1,089 findings be addressed and prioritized according to a robust risk management plan and that U.S. Forces-Afghanistan USFOR-A review the government oversight and inspection requirements for electrical and fire protection systems and ensure that sufficient qualified resources are available and deployed to meet requirements throughout the USFOR-A area of responsibility.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Safety Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE