Close the gaps in your safety program using safe
and compliant visual lockout procedures
There are a variety of components in a visual lockout tagout procedure that will help ensure your employees will get home safe. Use this helpful guide to determine what elements are required for compliance, and best practices to complete an even safer lockout procedure.
Best practice: Company logo
Best practice: Machine-specific equipment ID number
Required: Facility name, location, equipment name
Best practice: Number of lockout points
Best practice: The caution statement is where additional hazards and noteworthy information can be communicated
Best practice: Pictures of equipment
Required: While having corresponding energy source tags mounted on equipment and indicated on the lockout procedure is considered "best practice," lockout procedures are required to identify energy sources and magnitude. (OSHA1910.147(d)(1))
Required: Action steps to isolate energy and location of isolation points. These must include procedural steps for shutting down, isolating, blocking and securing equipment to control hazardous energy. They also must include steps for the use of lockout devices and their responsibility. 1910.147(c)(4)(ii)(B-C)
Required: Verification is required on every step of your lockout procedure. This is how your employees will know whether or not the energy source is truly isolated and at a zero energy state. 1910.147(c)(4)(ii)(D)
Required: Purpose, scope and enforcement of lockout tagout procedure must be included on Physical procedure. 1910.147(c)(4)(ii)
Required: A sequential procedure for shutdown, locking/tagging and testing must be included on the lockout procedure. 1910.147 App A
Required: A sequential procedure to restore equipment to service must be included on the lockout procedure. 1910.147 App
To prepare you for sustainability and to drive consistency in our service, our engineers write all of your procedures using Brady’s LINK360 software. Take advantage of a seamless on-boarding experience to the platform, since your equipment and procedures will already be in place. Brady’s LINK360 software is a dynamic solution for managing visual safety procedures across your equipment, areas, sites, and enterprise as a whole.
Managing your library of visual safety procedures and the full life cycle of change in equipment and work practices can be challenging. LINK360 provides customers the following advantages over stand-alone documents or alternative solutions:
Brady’s Smart Lockout mobile app extends the visual safety procedures in LINK360 to mobile apps for technicians to review procedures and verify steps completed while performing lockouts.
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