- Step 1: Develop and document a Written Lockout / Tagout Program
- Step 2: Equipment-Specific Visual Lockout Procedures
- Step 3: Energy Control Point Identification
- Step 4: Lockout/Tagout Employee Training and Communication
- Step 5: Proper Lockout Tools and Warning Devices
Step 1: Develop and document a Written Lockout / Tagout Program
The first step to lockout/tagout compliance is developing a written summary lockout / tagout program or policy.
This program documents and summarizes the various aspects of your control of hazardous energy program, including the purpose, scope, energy control procedures, training, and periodic inspections, among others.
According to OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.147(c) regulation, a written lockout / tagout program should, at minimum, cover the following aspects:
- Purpose and scope of the program
- Personnel authorized to perform LOTO
- Enforcement policy
- Training methods
- Group lockout procedures
- Shift transfer procedures
- Lock removal procedures
- Method for auditing & updating lockout procedures
- Coordination with outside contractors
Download Brady’s written lockout / tagout program template to get easily started.
- Customizable template for your own facility
- Highlights key points that OSHA looks for in policy documentation
5-Step Plan for Creating an Effective Energy Control ProgramStep 1: Develop and document a Written Lockout / Tagout Program
Step 2: Equipment-Specific Visual Lockout Procedures
Step 3: Energy Control Point Identification
Step 4: Lockout/Tagout Employee Training and Communication
Step 5: Proper Lockout Tools and Warning Devices
Brady's lockout product solutions, compliance software and printer info is all available in the LOTO catalog.