Lockout/Tagout is more than just putting a yellow lock on the main electrical disconnect to a machine or part of a machine. When you are done, there are 3 very important steps you must do when removing a machine from a Lockout/Tagout state:


1. INSPECT – inspect the equipment to be sure that –

a. All tools and other materials are remove. 

b. Machine is fully reassembled 

c. Guards and other safety devices are reinstalled 

2. NOTIFY – Be sure that –

a. All employees are safely positioned. 

b. All affected employees are notified of the restart 

3. REMOVE – Remove lockout devices.

Remember that only the person who put the lock on may remove it. 

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