Lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) procedures are applicable when personnel are maintaining, installing, modifying or servicing equipment where there is a potential for the release of hazardous energy (active or stored) which may cause injury. The release of hazardous energy may be due to the equipment being energized unexpectedly or as a result of the work being performed on the equipment. Students will learn and demonstrate knowledge of roles and responsibilities as well as LOTO implementation and removal.
Roles and responsibilities in writing and implementing a LOTO
Developing a LOTO document:
- Management review and approval
- Equipment isolation
- Equipment deenergization
- Applying LOTO locks and tags
- Releasing equipment for work
- Interim testing
Final reenergization of equipment to service
Cutting and removal of LOTO locks and tags
Want to learn more?
The video (above) by MARCOM demonstrates the importance of lock-out/tag-out procedures and provides specific examples of where they should be applied.