The shutdown of plant and equipment before work is carried out is commonly referred to as a lockout or a lockout/tagout. Lockouts protect the health and safety of the people working directly on the piece of equipment or plant as well as others who may be in the vicinity.
This program covers:
- An overview of lockouts
- The lockout procedure
- Electrical lockout hazards
- Hydraulic lockout hazards
- Pneumatic lockout hazards
- Thermal energy hazards
- Potential or stored energy sources
- Control measures for dealing with lockout hazards
The objective of this program is to highlight the importance of following Lockout Procedures and by so doing, increase awareness of the standards for worker responsibility in observing and being active in daily safety procedures.