Lockout Tagout Safety Awareness

Objectives or Purpose of Proposal

Lockout Tagout is a term that refers to specific electrical procedures that are designed to safeguard electrical employees from electrocution in the event of unexpected energization of electrical equipment and machinery during service or electrical maintenance activities.

Many serious electrical injuries and deaths from electrocution have occurred when an electrical worker thought that a piece of electrical equipment was safely turned off (de-energized) and/or assumed all energy sources were correctly disconnected. This incorrect assumption has resulted in numerous preventable injuries and deaths. Electrocution in the workplace is a serious problem. Each year, more workers are killed from electrocution than the combined deaths of police, fire and emergency rescue personnel. Approximately three million electrical workers service equipment and face the greatest risk of injury if lockout/tagout is not properly implemented.

The training covers the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment in which the unexpected energization, start up of the machines or equipment, or release of stored energy could cause injury to employees. Energy sources may include: electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, nuclear, thermal or other energy.

The training continues with a study of Safety Control System techniques. Application examples such as guard door interlocking applications, two hand controls, muting, area protection of robot installations and motion detection are then discussed.

Course Outline

The aim of our Lockout Tagout Safety Awareness Training Course is that personnel undertaking service or maintenance work on industrial equipment understand the importance of energy control and know how to apply energy isolation and Lockout Tagout in a practical manner Select appropriate personal protective equipment for a variety of applications.

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