Control of Hazardous Energy
Electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic, and other forms of energy run nearly everything in our workplace today. If uncontrolled, each of these pose a significant hazard. Death and serious injury can result from an unexpected startup, or the release of hazardous energy.
This lock out tag out safety training has been developed to prevent this from happening and to safeguard employees.
Lockout is the placement of a lockout device such as a key lock on an energy isolating device ensuring that the equipment being serviced cannot be operated until the lockout is removed.
Tagout is the use of a prominent warning device such as a tag that can be securely fastened to the energy isolating device.
The term authorized employees in this lockout/tagout guide refers to employees who actually lock out or tag out equipment to do maintenance.
An affected employee is a person whose job normally requires them to use equipment that may be maintained under lockout or tagout conditions. An affected employee may also be one whose job requires them to work in an area in which the maintenance is being done. Affected employees are not always maintenance staff and may be recreation staff, administrative personnel or even volunteers. Proper lockout or tagout devices and procedures should ensure that affected employees are warned not to use or cannot use equipment during maintenance.
Clamp down on the dangers and tighten your lockout/tagout measures. Pick your way through the hazards and on to safety through the 3 A’s:
When? Where? and Why?
Proper Lockout/Tagout Procedures
This Lockout/Tagout Course Training program covers:
- The Importance Of Lockout/Tagout
- Basic Concepts
- Basic Terms and Characteristics
- Applying Lockout/Tagout
- Four E’s of Safety: Energy, Engineering, Education & Enforcement