Paprsky Lockout Tagout Procedure
Posted by Paprsky on 4th Jul 2017
Paprsky Lockout / Tagout Procedure
The Lockout/Tagout procedure must be utilized on all equipment prior to the start of any servicing or maintenance. If the equipment is not capable of being locked out, employees must still de-energize the equipment and apply safety tags. The general procedures for bringing machines and equipment to a neutral or zero energy state and subsequent lockout / tagout are below.
PREPARATION FOR SHUTDOWN
Before an Authorized or Affected Employee turns off a machine or piece of equipment, the Authorized Employee will have knowledge of the type and magnitude of the energy, the hazards of the energy to be controlled, and the method or means to control the energy. Supervisor will notify the Assistant LOTO Manager who will notify shutdown onsite to the client and record the operations being performed. Additionally, the supervisor will notify Affected Employees that the machinery, equipment or process will be out of service and again notify Affected Employees when the interruption in service has concluded.
MACHINE OR EQUIPMENT SHUTDOWN
An Authorized or Affected employee must turn off or shut down machine or equipment using established or manufacturer specific procedures for that equipment.
MACHINE OR EQUIPMENT ISOLATION
An Authorized Employee must physically locate and operate all energy-isolating devices to isolate the machine from its energy source(s).
INSPECTION OF LOCKOUT / TAGOUT DEVICE
Prior to the application of any lockout / tagout device, the Authorized Employee will inspect each Lockout / Tagout device for damage. If a device is determined to be damaged the Authorized Employee will obtain a new device from the supervisor. The damaged device will be surrendered to the supervisor and the supervisor will discard such device. Under no circumstances will a device be borrowed from another employee or will a device not specified for lockout / tagout be used.
LOCKOUT / TAGOUT DEVICE APPLICATION
An Authorized Employee must lock out (or tagout for machines and equipment that cannot be locked out) and apply a tag at each energy isolation point.
After the energy-isolating device has been locked out and tagged or tagged out, all potentially hazardous stored energy must be relieved, disconnected, restrained, or otherwise rendered safe.
VERIFICATION OF ISOLATION
Prior to starting work on machines or equipment that have been locked and tagged, supervisor must verify that isolation or de-energization of the machine or equipment has been accomplished.
WORK MAY NOW BEGIN
The procedure Hazardous Energy Control has now been completed. Work or servicing may now begin on the equipment that has been de-energized.
Removal of Lockout / Tagout Devices
The following procedures must be followed when removing lockout/tagout devices:
RELEASE FROM LOCKOUT OR TAGOUT
Before removing lockout or tagout devices and restoring energy, Authorized Employees must take these steps:
1. Inspect the work area to ensure that nonessential items have been removed and that the equipment components are intact.
2. Check the work area to make sure all employees are safely away from the equipment and:
a. All tools have been removed.
b. Any debris has been removed.
c. All guards have been replaced.
d. All employees are free from any hazard before the lock and tag are removed and the machinery, equipment, or process, are returned to service.
e. A check of the equipment/area has been completed.
3. Notify Affected Employees before removing lockout or tagout devices and before energizing machines or equipment.
4. Notify Affected Employees after removal of lockout or tagout devices and before starting a machine.
LOCKOUT OR TAGOUT DEVICES REMOVAL
The employee that applied the device must remove each lockout or tagout device from each energy-isolating device.
When the employee that applied the lockout/tagout devices is not available and the device must be removed, the following procedure must be used:
1 A supervisor must verify that the employee has left the campus.
2 The supervisor determines that the equipment or area is safe before the lockout/tagout is removed.
3 The supervisor must remove the lockout/tagout device.
4 All reasonable efforts must be made to contact and inform the employee that preformed the initial lockout that the lockout/tagout device has been removed.
5 The supervisor must ensure that the employee has been informed that the lockout/tagout device has been removed before the employee resumes work.
The lockout is complete. The authorized employee may now start-up the equipment and operate under normal conditions.