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.
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.