How to Implement Lockout/Tagout Procedures
This 2 minutes safety training video covers: Who are authorized to perform lockout/tagout, who will provide devices for lockout/tagout, what are the situations need to be recognize by the authorized employee, who are the affected employees, what is the role of an affected employee, who are permitted to restart or re-energized machines.
Your employer will provide all lockout/tagout materials needed, these items must be long lasting and not easily removed. Each lock and tag should have some way to identify who it belongs to. Never lends locks/tags to a co-worker. Devices use for lockout/tagout should be used solely for that purpose and should never be used for anything else. Applying or removing locks/tags can only be done by authorized employees. Never remove someone else’s lock or tag. When working with outside contractors learn their method of lockout and tagout as well. Remember, using a lock or tag is a big responsibility, don’t take it lightly. Sometimes equipment maybe de-energized simply by unplugging it. Who are authorized and affected employees? An authorized employee is the one who physically locks and tags out the machine in order to perform service or maintenance and affected employee is someone who does not actually perform service and maintenance but may operate the machinery or work in the area where the service and maintenance will be performed.