Increase Lockout/Tagout efficiency
09 March 2016
Lockout/Tagout, if applied correctly, improves employee safety during machine interventions. New innovations aim to increase Lockout/Tagout efficiency by focusing on product flexibility and ease of use.
Diligently applying Lockout/Tagout devices in line with procedure is critical to guarantee worker safety during machine interventions. This requires time which is won back by avoiding costly and time consuming accidents. New and innovative Lockout/Tagout solutions, like Brady’s Compact Cable Safety Padlock, are fast and easy to apply. They enable increased efficiency for safe machine interventions.
The Compact Cable Safety Padlock combines a lockout device and padlock in one practical tool that can be applied just like a bicycle lock. Its PVC encased steel cable blocks a machine’s moveable parts or its energy source in the off-position, while the lock ensures the device cannot be removed accidentally. The new non-conductive Safelex Cable Lockout Device works in much the same way but can be locked in place with several padlocks.
To block valves, a new Transparent Gate Lockout is available that allows workers to see the valve position, colour or state without having to remove the lockout device.