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. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 21 minutes full length version.

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If powered equipment is started up while it's being serviced, the person who is working on the equipment can suffer serious injuries… even be killed. The policies and procedures included in OSHA's Lock-Out/Tag-Out Standard help to prevent incidents like these from occurring.

Atlantic Training's Lock-Out/Tag-Out training program was created specifically to provide employees with the information they need to avoid energy-related hazards, while at the same time helping employers meet OSHA training requirements.

Topics covered include:

  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment Lockout/Tagout Procedures
  • The need for an energy control program.
  • Lock-out/tag-out devices and how to use them.
  • How to release stored energy.
  • Special lock-out/tag-out situations.
  • Working with electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Lock-out/tag-out release procedures.
  • ...and more.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 21 minutes preview.

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.