Safe Work Practice (SWP) will provide YG employees with a set of guidelines or
“Do’s and Don’ts” that have been developed to mitigate hazards associated with
this work task, as identified through your workplace hazard identification
process. All YG employees performing this work task are required to be trained,
knowledgeable and competent.
all equipment-specific procedures to shut down and lock out equipment and
or secure parts that could inadvertently
move prior to starting work on the equipment
verify that energy has been controlled prior to starting work either at the
source, or if plugged in, that the unit has been unplugged
only workplace specific or identifiable tags to perform lockout/tag out
appropriate training on lockout/tag out procedures and processes for your
all affected people and/or employees that a lockout is to be performed, and
that they are not to disturb the lockout device or attempt to re-start
equipment until informed that the work is completed
a re-start of the equipment as a final check that the equipment has been
isolated form it’s energy source
not remove tags or locks from equipment while on breaks or away from the area
not remove tags or locks until the work is completed, which could include
overnight or over a weekend.
not deviate from the equipment and/or machinery’s specific lock-out/tag-out
procedure. This also applies to your workplace’s specific safe job procedure.
perform any electrical or mechanical service and/or maintenance on equipment
unless you are trained and authorized to do so.
practice applies to installation, service, maintenance or removal of any type
of machinery, equipment, or components, in which the unexpected start-up or
release of stored energy could cause injury.
performing this type of work are to ensure they have exclusive control of the
lockouts used at all times, reducing likelihood of the system being
re-energized without their knowledge.
References: OH&S Regulations - Part