Health & Safety Bulletin – Lock Out / Tag Out – Aug 17

Lock Out / Tag Out (LOTO) is the process established to lock out and tag malfunctioning equipment until is repaired and tested for safety. LOTO maintains a “Zero Energy State” in malfunctioning equipment before and during repairs.

LOTO Procedures:

  1. Identify potential hazards
  2. Notify all affected employees
  3. Turn OFF all operating controls
  4. Isolate all energy sources
  5. Lock Out all switches and energy controls
  6. Test the operating controls and ensure machines will not operate
  7. Return all operating controls to the OFF position after the test
  8. Perform required task
  9. Remove Lock Out devices only after the equipment is fully assembled and repaired.