Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment Lockout/Tagout Procedures

This 3 minutes safety training video covers: What are the devices use to lock or tag out hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, what are the hazards of locking or tagging out hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, what are the safety precautions when working with hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, what is the effect of vibration in hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, what are the devices that combat vibrations.

Video Transcript

While electricity is one of the most common form of power, it is not the only source. Machinery may use or contain electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, kinetic or potential energy or pressurized liquid and gases. Hydraulic energy is fluid pressured, lift trucks are often run by hydraulic energy. Pneumatic energy is air under pressure, nail guns use this type of energy. Pressurized liquids and gases including steam and chemicals are energy sources present in pipes, supply lines and storage tanks. The lockout/tagout standard applies to all these type of energy as well as any hazardous energy source that can cause battle harm.