LOCKOUT is a safety procedure which is used in industry settings to ensure that dangerous machines are properly shut off and inert not able to be started up again prior to the completion of maintenance or repair work. "Lockout/Tagout" refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. This requires, in part, that a designated individual turns off and disconnects the machinery or equipment from its energy source(s) before performing service or maintenance and that the authorized employee(s) either lock or tag the energy-isolating device(s) to prevent the release of hazardous energy and take steps to verify that the energy has been isolated effectively. If the potential exists for the release of hazardous stored energy or for the re-accumulation of stored energy to a hazardous level, the employer must ensure that the employee(s) take steps to prevent injury that may result from the release of the stored energy.
Why do I need to be concerned about Lockout/Tagout?
Employees can be seriously or fatally injured if machinery they service or maintain unexpectedly energizes, starts up, or releases stored energy. OSHA's standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy spells out the steps employers must take to prevent accidents associated with hazardous energy. You will learn, practice and discuss the standard addresses practices and procedures necessary to disable machinery and prevent the release of potentially hazardous energy and show examples for containment when maintenance or servicing activities are performed on different types of equipment.
Practice Skills for LOCKINGOUT and view equipment lockout types and what to watch for in automation cells and equipment.
Pre and Post Test: Post Test must pass with 75%.