The professionals at W F Biggins Associates have extensive experience with the control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout). This standard addresses what practices and procedures are necessary to disable machinery or equipment while preventing the release of hazardous energy during employees servicing and maintenance activities.
To begin, we start by auditing your facility to establish an inventory of your equipment, identifying the types of and magnitude of energy (including stored energy), and locating lockout/tagout points. Next, we assist you in establishing your energy control procedures and in selecting your lockout/tagout equipment.
We will then prepare and publish your written program. Lastly, we train your authorized employees, your affected employees, and other employees in the hazards of the energy involved with your equipment and on the contents of your program. We also train your employees on their various responsibilities in the safe management of hazardous energy at your facility using interactive classroom techniques. Authorized employees are trained in specific detail regarding the hazards of your energy and in the procedures of your program.
There are various hazards that machinery can pose to workers, such as:
- Extremely hot or cold surfaces that can cause burns
- Hydraulic pressure
- Harmful gases
- Risk of falling from height or risk of falling parts
- Injury from moving parts
And much more. Our team of safety compliance experts are dedicated to helping you make your workplace as safe as possible. Along with, ensuring your employees are informed of any risks associated with operating machinery and how to safely handle hazardous energy in the workplace.