Develop a Written Program
This involves identifying and writing procedures for the control of hazardous energy. This also includes preparation for shutdown, equipment isolation, Lockout/Tagout application, release of stored energy and verification of energy isolation to each piece of equipment.
Both affected and authorised employees must be trained in the specific energy control procedures established by the company. Verification of this training is required.
Implement the Program
In addition to developing format written procedures and training employees, Brady offers a var iety of padlocks, tags, signs and lockout devices to help you implement lockout procedures for many different energy sources, including: electri city, pneumatics, steam, gas, liquids and many others.
Step 1: Preparation
Prepare for a shut down of energy source. Identify type of energy used (e.g. electrical or mechanical) and its potential hazards. Locate the isolator(s) and prepare to "lock off" energy source.
Step 2: Notification
Inform operators and supervisors who may be affected by isolating the machinery and inform them of the work being undertaken.
Step 3: Shut-down
Turn off the equipment or machine.
Step 4: Lock Off
Lock off all energy sources using the proper Brady lockout devices to de-energise the equipment or machinery. Apply a lock so no one can turn the switch or valve whilst the work is being undertaken. Warn against ccidental use by attaching Brady lockout warning tags.
Step 5: Test
Test all machine controls and electrical circuits to ensure energy is completely isolated.
Step 6: Repair or rework
Perform maintenance and or servicing.
Step 7: Return to service
When all work is done and lockout/tagout devices are removed, be sure to test and look to ensure all tools and mechnical and electrical lockout devices have been removed. Before re-energising be sure to warn all workers.