The term ‘lockout systems’ refers to the products and procedures used to ensure that equipment is shut down properly until maintenance or repair work is completed. Essentially, they are used to keep employees safe from machinery and equipment that could otherwise cause serious harm or even death if not managed safely.
From Padlocks and Hasps, through to Reusable Cable Lockouts and more, there are several lockout systems your business could benefit from.
So, whether you’re familiar with lockout systems already, or are just starting off, here are 5 essential lockout systems for your business and how they can keep you safe.
1. Padlocks & Hasps
When applying a lockout system to your machinery or equipment, a Safety Padlock can be used to secure the lockout system in place. This prevents the source that is being ‘locked off’ from being used. So, in order for the source to be accessed again, both the Safety Padlock and the supporting lockout system (whether that be a cable lockout, hasp, or any other lockout device) must be removed.
Padlocks can be used in combination with Lockout Hasps which allow multiple padlocks to be applied to one lockout position. This provides a fantastic way to protect everyone where multiple personnel are involved.
At REGALTAGS, our Safety Padlocks can be engraved and colour-filled with sequential numbers or technicians’ names, giving each worker a unique and identifiable way of ‘locking out’ – which comes extremely beneficial when used in combination with hasps. As well, all Safety Padlocks from REGALTAGS are available with master key, keyed alike, or keyed to differ options, allowing you and your team to coordinate a hierarchy of control according to the qualifications of your technicians.