Facilities in the workplace are often full of mechanical, electrical, and chemical sources that can be prone to natural dangers. Dangers that when not managed correctly, may cause employees serious harm, or even result in death. Because of this, it’s essential to identify these sources and take precautionary measures that provide safety for you and your colleagues.
An effective way to go about this and take control of your organisation’s safety is through the use of tagging systems. These are used to successfully identify and mark hazards as a way to prevent accidents in potentially dangerous situations.
With that said, here are three different ways tagging systems can be used to prevent such accidents in the workplace.
1. Lockout tags
Machinery is a big part of many companies’ day-to-day operations – and with machinery, comes the need for routine maintenance work. Whether that be a pump used in an oil rig, or a conveyor belt in a production line, the individual or team performing this maintenance work may need to access parts of the machine that pose dangers when live, meaning a shutdown of the machine is required for safety. It’s extremely important that only once the shutdown has taken place can any maintenance personnel safely begin their work.
To reinforce this message, and to help further improve safety, Lockout Tags can be applied to machinery, letting operators know it’s out of use for servicing. This prevents anyone from powering on the machine, which could otherwise cause harm to the maintenance team (or themselves) if the machine is faulty.
At REGALTAGS, our Locked Open / Closed Tags are ideal for use in these situations. They provide a clear visual marker to indicate the machines status, reducing the risk of incidents and danger to the workforce. Our Lockout Tags are extremely durable and can be customised to suit your requirements, allowing you to present a consistent safety message that is easy to read.