What are the Electrical Lockout/Tagout Safety Procedures

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What are some of the rules in performing lockout/tagout on specific types of power systems, what are the contents written in lockout/tagout program, how to identify equipment’s energy sources, how to work safely when locking or tagging out an electrical energy source, how to properly cut off energy sources to the equipment.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:

  • What are the Electrical Lockout/Tagout Safety 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.
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Video Transcript

We usually think electricity when we hear the word lockout/tagout. Electrical energy is present in power transmission lines, circuit breakers, motors and even in devices such as batteries that store electrical energy. You should lockout/tagout when repairing electrical circuits or cleaning or lubricating machinery’s moving part. When energy is not controlled workers can be injured or killed. Always de-energize potentially dangerous sources before maintenance. Never work on live circuits that will expose personnel to an electrical hazard. Following lockout/tagout procedures, the use of proper personal protective equipment and adequate supervision. Lockout/tagout prevents electrical energy from injuring or killing workers.