Brady Worldwide Fast, secure implementation of Lockout/Tagout
USA – Lockout/Tagout programs are recognised as effective in preventing a great number of maintenance-related accidents from happening, according to Brady Worldwide.
One of the biggest challenges in implementing Lockout/Tagout is writing machine-specific procedures that ensure the isolation of the complete energy supply to a specific machine. These procedures need to be complete and understandable and will require internal discussion, approval and communication to employees involved.
Brady offers to send engineers to customer sites in order to write machine-specific procedure proposals. They will also identify all supply points to make sure no energy can reach machines under maintenance. Brady says that its Link-360 software facilitates the introduction, approval, edit, scale and communicate Lockout/Tagout machine-specific procedures. A tablet or Smartphone can upload energy point and machine pictures in Link-360 for use in communication procedures.