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The 5 Steps to an Effective Lockout/Tagout plan

The Lockout/Tagout plan is most effective thing to save life and health your employees.

Here 5 steps to help you build an effective lockout/tagout plan in your facility

Identify all equipment

This includes creating an inventory of all equipment that falls under Lockout/Tagout regulations. And locating each energy source that is required to completely disable each piece of equipment. I is helpful to mark each energy source with sign, tag or label to ensure that it is easy to find and overlooked in the lockout process.

Create Procedures

This requires implementing a set of procedures to isolate and physically lock out all energy sources and preventing them from unexpected or accidental start-up.

Equip your employees with devices

Step three is to 'Equip your employees with devices' which involves making sure that your employees have all the necessary lockout tools to ensure their safety on the job.

Training Your Employees

You must access the training needs of each of your employees, and ensure that they are prepared to execute all lockout/tagout procedures required to their job.

The audit annually

Conducting an annual review of all elements of your lockout/tagout program is a must in order to maximize your program's effectiveness.

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