Facilities in the workplace are often full of electrical, mechanical, and even chemical sources that can be prone to spontaneous dangers. Dangers that may cause serious harm or death if not carefully managed. Therefore, it is vital to identify these sources and take precautionary measures to ensure the safety of you and your colleagues at all times.
One way to take control of your organisation’s safety is through the use of safety tagging solutions.
Safety tagging solutions offer critical industries a way to prevent accidents in hazardous, or potentially hazardous situations. In short, tags shall be used to identify and mark hazards until they are no longer a threat to the workforce.
In this article, we explore the different types of safety tagging solutions available, what they do, and why your processes need them.
1. Lockout Tags
Machinery is a big part of many organisations’ day-to-day processes – and with machinery, comes the need for routine maintenance work. Whether it be a pump used to circulate drilling mud in an oil rig, or a conveyor belt used to transport goods in a production line, there comes a time where equipment needs to be shut down.
This is where Lockout Tags come in. Lockout Tags are applied to machinery, letting others know the machinery is out of use and being serviced. This prevents anyone from powering on the machine, which could cause harm to the maintenance team, or themselves if the equipment is faulty.
At REGALTAGS®, our Locked Open / Closed Tags are ideal in this situation. They provide a clear visual marker to indicate the machines status, reducing the risk of incidents and danger to the workforce.