Presentation on theme: "Lock-Out/Tag-out. What is lock-out/tag-out (LOTO)? The proper procedure for installing locks and tags. The proper procedure for removing locks and."— Presentation transcript:
Lock-out/tag-out or LOTO is a program designed to protect workers when maintenance and/or servicing is needed on equipment. The protection that is offered by LOTO is protecting workers from the various types of energy. These types of energy are:
1) Prepare for shutdown. Inform affected workers and other personnel of shutdown. 2) Shutdown the equipment. Turn off equipment as during normal procedures and as recommended by the manufacturer. 3) Isolate the equipment. Locate and de-energize the equipment. 4) Apply Lock-out/Tag- out devices. After de-energizing, apply locks and tags as specified by the employer.
5) Control stored energy. Ensure that energy that has been stored cannot effect the worker. (Wheels that can turn or releases of pressurized gas or liquids.) 6) Verify isolation of equipment. Ensure all energy sources have been isolated before conducting any work on the equipment.
Group Lock-out/Tag-out When more than one employee services the same equipment and must lock out the same energy- isolating device – this is called group lockout. Group LOTO is discussed in 1910.147 (f) Group LOTO must be as effective as a personal LOTO system
Removing Locks and Tags: Inform all affected employees when locks and tags are to be removed. Conduct a “head count” to be sure everyone is clear from the area. Remove lock-out tag-out devices. Each worker must remove his/her own lock. Tags should be signed and turned in. Follow the equipment manufacturer’s specifications for reactivating equipment as well as LOTO procedures. Notify affected employees that locks/tags have been removed.
What lock-out/tag-out is and how valuable it can be. The 6 step process for LOTO Group LOTO Removing locks and tags
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