Production plays a very important role in peoples daily lifes. More and more factories realise this, and take more attention about it, especially for those high-risk places with electricity. Usually, factories will use lockout and tagout to avoid the risk.
Lockout is using the safety padlock and other equipment to lock the machine to isolate from unauthorized operations and ensuring each worker's safety until the work is done.
Tagout is using for warning the people that energy source or equipment is locked that can not operate optionally.
Why we use lockout and tagout?
Lockout and tagout is in order to prevent the workers from the danger that caused by the machine start accidentally, the equipment launch abnormal, the energy source release when the worker want to repair or maintain it. So that it can keep the workers safe.
When and where should we use lockout and tagout?
Daily maintenance, adjustment, clearing, insepction and commission for equipment. Enter into the limited space,hot work, dismantling work and so on in the tower, tank, electrified body, kettle, heat exchanger, pumps and other facilities.
Operation involing high voltage.(including the operation under the high-tension cable)
Operation require closing the safety system temporary.
Operation during maintenance and commissioning of non-processing.