When machines and equipment are in need of repair, servicing, or maintenance, it is necessary to lock out the equipment to prevent unexpected accidents. Just shutting down or disconnecting equipment is not enough.
OSHA regulations require that all machines and equipment be locked out before any changes are made to the machine's operating status. Procedures, devices, and personnel must be set in place to prevent the serious injury or death that could occur when someone thinks machines and equipment is safely off. To ensure machines and equipment remain operable means establishing a program consisting of energy control procedures, employee training, and periodic inspections as described in the OSHA standard. The standard also identifies products used for achieving these goals, such as lockout and tag out devices.
Failure to comply with lockout/tagout rules makes OSHA's list of the top 10 safety violations in the workplace every year.
Group Lockout/Tagout is a method to provide employees a high-level of safety when multiple authorized employees need to work together to perform maintenance or service on a piece of equipment.
Group Lockout/Tagout relies on the fact that no more than one employee at a time can perform maintenance or service on any given piece of equipment. This prevents someone from performing maintenance or service while another person is still working with the equipment, which could lead to serious injury or death.
Our electrical lockout products will help you properly shut down electrical systems including: circuit breakers, push-buttons, wall switches, plugs and much more.
Locking out an electrical circuit is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure your safety and the safety of your employees.
When any type of hazardous energy is present, you need to be sure that it's locked out so that it cannot cause injury. The purpose of a lockout/tag out program is to control hazardous energy. A lockout program should:
Lockout kits help employees find most of the lockout supplies they need when following Energy Control Lockout/Tagout programs.
Lockout Kits provide a variety of lockout devices, including padlocks, lockout tags, multi-plug lockouts, and Gate Valve Lockouts. Your employees can also access an array of accessories, like labels for padlocks..
Our Lockout Kits are designed to help you comply with OSHA Lockout Requirements. These kits provide a convenient way to ensure all lockout equipment is carried to every job site.
Cable lockouts are a clever and versatile way to keep devices inaccessible. They cinch cables in place to keep handles and/or valves in a locked-off position and isolate valves or electrical handles. Cable lockouts are ideal for use in industrial or commercial applications, such as:
These devices provide the ideal solution when procedures require multiple workers on locked-out equipment.
Workers can be assigned a padlock with a shackle to attach to the hasp before starting their task. Ensure the energy source stays locked out with multiple workers' padlocks in the holes of the closed hasp. Once each worker completes their task, they remove their padlock. The hasp cannot be removed until the last padlock is removed.