LOTO – More than A Lock Part 2 Safety

LOTO – More than A Lock Part 2

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 –
    • All tools and other materials are remove.
    • Machine is fully reassembled
    • Guards and other safety devices are reinstalled
  1. NOTIFY – Be sure that –
    • All employees are safely positioned.
    • All affected employees are notified of the restart
  1. REMOVE – Remove lockout devices.

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