Lockout Lock - Experts in Lockout Tagout Safety Equipment
Lockout/Tagout procedures are an essential part of maintenance. Not only do they ensure machinery and energy sources are locked down and can't be operated, but adherence to correct lockout/tagout procedures ensures the safety - and lives - of those working with various different types of equipment are protected.
By using a lockout/tagout procedure, you ensure that any machinery that is to be used is properly shut off, and will not be operated until it is safe to do so. Unfortunately there are countless accidents reported every single year when lockout procedures aren't used, so it really is extremely important to ensure that machinery currently undergoing maintenance is clearly locked-off and will not be operated at any point.
An example of an effective lockout procedure is to fully isolate an energy source by:
- Identifying the energy source
- Isolating the energy source
- Locking and tagging the energy source
- Proving that the equipment isolation is effective
This procedure is carried out ahead of maintenance work, and is usually completed by engineers (often more than one) clipping their own unique padlocks to a clearly secured lockout. These locks should not be removed until the work is completed, and each engineer has signed off that work is completed.
At Lockout Lock, we specialise in the distribution of Lockout/Tagout equipment all designed to help you enhance safety procedures in the workplace. Our extensive range of equipment is made to the very highest standards, ensuring your lockout programme is enforced and equipment used is sturdy enough to remain fixed in place during essential maintenance.
Why Do We Need Lockout/Tagout?
According to OSHA (The Occupational Health and Safety Administration) approximately 3 million workers in the US service equipment and face the greatest risk of injury if Lockout/Tagout is not properly implemented. Lockout/Tagout prevents an estimated 120 facilities and 60,000 injuries each year in US alone. Continue reading →Continue Reading
An Introduction to Lockout/Tagout
Many industrial accidents caused across the globe are due to the sudden start-up of machines, equipment or by the uncontrolled release of energy. Many of these accidents can be prevented by the use of proper Lockout/Tagout procedures. Continue reading →Continue Reading