LOTO Safety


Always insist on an isolation/blanking list

When is an Isolation/Blanking List required? 

A lockout/tag out (LOTO) program includes:

  • Hardware – locks, cables, and lockboxes, to physically lockout hazardous energy;
  • Tags to alert others that the energy should not be restored, and
  • Procedures to ensure the safety of individuals servicing equipment

An important procedural requirement is documenting the specific equipment that was isolated on the Isolation/Blanking List.  Required information includes…

  • The locations and description of equipment being isolated,
  • The type of isolation device used,
  • Information on blanks – if they are used
  • Follow your Refineries Blanking and Tagging Procedures

Also wear the proper PPE when installing Isolation Blanks