Lockout is the physical method of isolating equipment to prevent it being re-energised or stop the release of stored energy.
Tagout is a highly visible written warning attached to the locked out device which indicates that the equipment should not be used until the applicable Lockout is removed.
Here at Spectrum we offer an extensive range of Lockout Tagout equipment and also offer free site surveys to help businesses understand exactly what they need for compliance purposes.
When to Lockout Tagout?
A lockout tagout procedure should be followed during repair or maintenance of equipment where anyone could be injured by an unexpected start up or release of stored energy.
Using Lockout Tags
Lockout tags are an effective way of communicating the status of equipment which is undergoing maintenance. Tags should always be used in conjunction with an appropriate lockout device.