Lockout/Tagout Awareness Training

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Transcript Lockout/Tagout Awareness Training

Awareness Training
29 CFR 1910.147
By: Chaizong Lor, Safety Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Training Objectives:
General Procedures
Device Requirements
Shut Down Procedures
Outside Personnel (Contractors)
Equipment Return to service
Special Exceptions
Specific Energy Control Procedures
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• Lockout
– Use to hold an energy isolating
device in the safe position and
prevents the energizing of
an equipment
• Tagout
– Use along with lockout devices as an
additional warning or information.
– This tag can only be removed by the person
originally installing it or a qualified electrician.
Note: FM uses both lockout/tagout devices.
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• Supervisors
– Identify machinery and equipment that
requires lockout/tagout before servicing.
– Develop machine specific procedures
for each type of machine or equipment.
– Approve lockout devices to be used
for each type of equipment that
may need to be serviced.
– Provide individual tags and key
locks to each employee who will
need to de-energize equipment.
– Coordinate with outside contractors
when servicing of equipment is done
by them, or will affect them.
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Responsibilities Cont.
• Authorized Employees
– Understand the intended use of
each type of lockout/tagout hardware.
– Understand specific procedures for machinery,
equipment and processes, including:
• The hazards involved with working on electrical
circuit and/or machinery or equipment.
– Use the proper procedure for locking/tagging
out an electrical source or piece of equipment.
– Ensure the devices are kept in such a
manner as to prevent use by other employees.
– Notify any affected employees prior to the
application of lockout/tagout devices and after
they are removed.
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Responsibilities Cont.
• Affected Employee - An employee whose
job requires him/her to work in an area in
which such servicing or maintenance is
being performed.
– Comply with restrictions and limitation
imposed upon them during lockout/tagout of
equipment or machinery.
– Do not attempt to move lockout/tagout
devices or start, energize or use equipment
that have been locked or tagged out.
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General Procedures
• Electrical Procedures
– Shut off power on machine and disconnect.
– Lockout/tagout on disconnect sources.
– Press start button to ensure that energy
source has been locked.
– Remember the keys points:
• If a machine or piece of equipment contains
capacitors, they must be drained of stored energy.
• Possible disconnecting sources include the power
cord, power panels (look for primary & secondary
voltage), breakers, the operator’s station, motor
circuit, relays, limit switches, electrical interlocks.
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General Procedures Cont.
• Hydraulic/Pneumatic Procedures
– Shut off all energy sources (pumps &
– Lockout/tagout the valve on the pumps and
compressors that supply energy to more
than one piece of equipment.
– Drain or bleed stored pressure from
hydraulic/pneumatic lines during
lockout/tagout procedures.
– Make sure controls are returned to their
safest position (off, stop, neutral, etc.).
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General Procedures Cont.
• Fluids and Gases
– Identify the type of fluid or gas properly.
– Close valves to prevent flow during
– Determine the isolating device, close and
– Drain and bleed lines to zero energy state.
– Check for zero energy state on the
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General Procedures Cont.
• Mechanical Energy Procedures
– Block out or use die ram safety chain.
– Lockout or tagout safety device.
– Shut off, lockout or tagout electrical system.
– Check for zero energy state on equipment.
– Return controls to safest position.
• Extra precaution
– Know equipment and systems
• Understand equipment hazards
• Isolation points
• Procedures for lockout
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Device Requirements
• Use only lockout/tagout devices that
have been approved by FM.
• Locks/tags must clearly identify the
employees who applied them.
Note: Key differently.
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Shutdown Procedures
• Prepare for Shutdown
– Identify lockout points
• Locate and identify all energy
isolating devices that apply
to the machine/equipment
to be locked out.
• Refer to the manufacturer’s control
diagram detailing the location of all
isolating points for complex equipment.
• Determine the magnitude of the energy,
the hazards of the energy to be
controlled, and the methods to control the energy.
• If authorized employees are unable to determine
each form of energy, they must consult their
supervisors before starting work.
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Shutdown Procedures Cont.
• Notification
– Notify all affected employees that a
lockout/tagout is about to take place.
• The reason for the lockout/tagout.
• The specific machinery or equipment affected.
• Shutdown
– Shut Off Equipment
• If the equipment is operating, employees shall
shut it down by the normal stopping procedures
(depress the stop button, open the switch, close
valve, etc.)
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Shutdown Procedures Cont.
• Deactivate Energy
– Disconnect the device
from ALL energy sources
– Inspect the equipment to
ensure ALL energy sources
are disconnected.
• Release of Stored or Residual Energy
– Release the stored or residual energy such as
that in capacitors, springs, elevated machine
members, rotating flywheels, hydraulic
systems and pressurized systems such as air,
gas, steam, or water.
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Shutdown Procedures Cont.
• Attach Locking and Tagging Devices
– Locks and tags should be standardized.
– Locks shall be attached to energy
isolating devices so that they cannot
be accidentally detached during
– Tags shall be attached to
all points where equipment
or circuits can be energized.
– A multiple lock plate shall
be used when more than one
employees attach their own
lock on the same equipment.
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Shutdown Procedures Cont.
• Tryout
– Test the deactivation of the equipment to
ensure that equipment cannot be energized.
• Checking that no personnel are exposed.
• Verifying the isolation of equipment by operating
the push button or other normal operating controls.
• Checking pressure gauges to ensure
de-pressurization of lines.
• Inspecting electrical circuits to confirm zero voltage.
• Testing equipment by pushing start buttons or other
controls to make certain the equipment will not run.
• Returning the operating control(s) to “NEUTRAL”
or “OFF” position after the test.
• Ensuring equipment is now locked out/tagged out.
If equipment DOES energize on tryout, push the stop button &
contact immediate supervisor immediately for further instruction.
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Outside Personnel (Contractors)
• The following procedures should be
followed if work activities are
performed by contractors:
– FM supervisor and contractor shall inform
each other of their respective lockout/tagout
– FM supervisor shall ensure that his/her
employees understand and comply with the
restrictions and prohibitions of the outside
employer’s energy control program.
– Contractors failing to adhere to lockout/tagout
procedures acceptable to FM will be asked to
terminate their work until they employ
acceptable energy control procedures.
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Equipment Return to Service
• Inspect the machine and work area to
ensure that:
– Non-essential materials
have been removed.
– Tools and equipment are removed.
– Blocks, pins and chain (used during
the lockout) are removed.
– Secured safe guards are in place.
– All equipment components are
fully assembled and operational.
• Ensure that all employees have
left the area or are safely positioned.
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Equipment Return to Service Cont.
• Verify that controls are in neutral or the
“OFF” position.
• Remove all locking/tagging devices
– Each lock shall be removed by
authorized employee that applied
it or under his/her direct supervision.
• Notify affected employees
that the servicing or
maintenance is completed
and the machine/equipment
is ready for use.
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Equipment Return to Service Cont.
• If the authorized employee who placed a lockout/tagout is
absent from the workplace, when necessary, the
immediate supervisor of that employee may remove the
lock/tag device after completing ALL of the following
specific procedures:
– Verify that the employee is not present and therefore
unable to remove the lock.
– Obtain approval to remove the lock from one of the
following: Director, Associate Director, and/or Assistant
– With the assistance of one of the above, get the “Second
Key” from the lock box in the vault.
– Remove lock/tag device (if supervisor is an authorized
person) or supervise the removal by a person authorized to
do so.
– Ensure that the authorized employee who place it
lockout/tagout device has been removed before they
resume work at the facility.
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Special Exceptions
• Minor, low risk, repetitive, routine
equipment adjustments which
take place during production
operations which are integral
to the use of the equipment.
• Work on cord or plug connected
electrical equipment when it is
unplugged, and the employee
working on the equipment has
complete control over the plug.
• Hot tap operations on transmission
and distribution systems in which
continuity or service is essential.
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Specific Energy Control Procedures
• A written procedure is required for piece of
equipment or machinery that utilizes multiple
power sources. Each case must outline:
– ALL energy sources & lockout points
for the equipment or process.
– Specific steps to shut down,
isolate, block and secure the
machine or equipment to
control the hazardous energy.
– Steps for the placement, removal
and transfer of the lockout devices
and the responsibility for the devices.
– Specific requirements for testing the equipment or
machine to ensure the effectiveness of the lockout
devices and other energy control devices.
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Specific Energy Procedures Cont.
• Exceptions to Requirement for Specific
Energy Control Procedures.
– Specific documentation if not required for
equipment when all of the following element exist:
• Machine/equipment has no potential for stored energy
after shut down which could endanger employees.
• Machine/equipment has a single energy source
that can be readily identified and isolated.
• Isolation/locking out of that energy
and source will completely de-energize
de-active the machine or equipment.
• Machine/equipment is isolated from that
energy source during servicing or maintenance.
• Single lockout device will achieve a locked out
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• Only authorized personnel may
perform lockout/tagout using only the
prescribed procedures.
• Identify ALL energy sources and
establish a zero energy prior to
servicing equipment.
• Take your time and do it RIGHT!!!
(Lockout, Tagout, Tryout)
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•Any Questions
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