Lock Out / Tag Out

12 July 2016

GoContractor are releasing a series of safety posters and ebooks over the coming weeks. This week we’re sharing our knowledge on Lock Out / Tag Out. These posters are designed for information purposes on your safety notice board.

Lock Out/ Tag Out ebook by GoContractor

What it is?

“Lock Out / Tag Out” refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energizing or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities.

What is hazardous energy? 

Energy sources including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, or other sources in machines and equipment can be hazardous to workers. During the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment, the unexpected startup or release of stored energy can result in serious injury or death to workers.

 

Jenny Snook
Jenny Snook

Jenny Snook is content executive at GoContractor with the job of researching the latest health and safety trends in the heavy industry. Her past-experience includes the research of large museum collections such as the Louth County Museum, many from the industrial age.

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