No matter what business you happen to work in, here are a few of the most important facts that you need to know about lock out tag out procedures and lockout tagout training.
1. Lock and tag works mainly in conjunction with a lock usually locking the device or the power source with the hasp. They do this by placing the hasp in such a position that no hazardous power sources can be turned on. The procedure requires that a tag be affixed to the locked device indicating that it should not be turned on as an additional safety measure.
2. Lockout tagout programs require that hazardous power sources be isolated and rendered inoperative before any repair procedure is started. This mainly helps to prevent further overload.
3. Confined spaces are often narrow and constricting preventing easy access by rescuers.
4. Confined spaces are usually either unlit or poorly lit so rescuers must provide their own light source.
5. Agencies that oversee workplace safety require that persons qualified for confined space rescue operations complete rescue training and exercises annually, at the least, and recommend more frequent training.