CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS ENERGY (LOCKOUT/TAGOUTJ
a- All control activities shall be coordinated with and approved by the safety manager.
b- When the sub-contractor or contractors are planning the use of hazardous energy control procedures, they shall submit their hazardous energy control plan to the safety manager for acceptance. Implementation of hazardous energy control procedures shall not be initiated until the hazardous energy control plan has been accepted by the safety manager.
And its sub-contractor’s designated authority shall fully coordinate their control activities with one another throughout the planning and implementation of these activities. Each shall inform the other of their energy control procedures, ensure that their own personnel understand and comply with rules and restrictions of their procedures, and ensure that their employees affected by the hazardous energy control activity are notified when the procedural steps outlined in the hazardous energy control plan are to be initiated.
A preparatory inspection with the contractor personnel shall be conducted to ensure that all affected employees understand the energy hazards and the procedures for their control.
The preparatory meeting shall be documented. The time and date of the meeting, the subject matter discussed, and the name of all employees in attendance shall be recorded. Lockout and tag-out shall be performed only by authorised employees.
a- System with energy isolating devices that is capable of being locked out shall use locking devices to control hazardous energy unless it has been demonstrated and documented all of the following:
1- The use of locking devices would entail burdens that exceed any advantage to the use of lockout over the use of tag-out devices.
2- The use of tag-out devices will provide full personnel protection.
3- All affected employees can and will be informed that tag-out is being used in lieu of lockout.
b- if an energy isolating device is not capable of being locked out, the hazardous energy control procedures shall use tag-out providing full personnel protection ,as follows:
1- All tag-out requirements of this regulation and of the hazardous energy control procedures shall be complied with.
2-The tag-out device shall be attached to the same location, if possible, that the lockout device would have been attached. If this is not possible then the tag shall be attached as close as safety possible to the device and in a position that will be immediately obvious to anyone attempting to operate the device.
3- Additional means (e.g., placement of the log in a manner that inhibits operation of the energy switch, opening of an isolating circuit mechanism, blocking of a control switch, opening of an extra disconnecting device, removal of a valve handle to reduce the likelihood of inadvertent energization, etc.) shall be employed to provide a level of protection commensurate to that provided by a lockout device.
The affected system will be tested to verify the effectiveness of isolation and lockout and tag out devices.
Any emergencies that may occur during system lockout or tag-out will be brought to the attention of the safety manager or project manager for response.
When authority for removal of hazardous energy control devices must be transferred from the authorised employee to another individual, the individuals will be qualified for receiving such transfer, and the means to enforce compliance with the procedures.
Daily inspections shall be conducted to ensure that all requirements of the hazardous energy control procedures are being followed. Inspections shall be documented and shall specify the system (Location) where the energy control procedures were inspected, the date of the inspection, the names of employees performing and included in the inspections, and any deficiencies in complying with the hazardous energy control procedures.
Applying and Removing Lockout and Tag-out Devices
Only authorised employee shall be ensure that all energy isolating devices needed to control energy to, or within, the system are identified and that system is shut down, isolated, blocked, and secured in accordance with the hazardous energy control procedure.
- The designated authority makes all reasonable efforts to contract the authorised employee to inform him that the lockout and/or tag-out devices are to be removed.
- The authorised employee is informed that the lockout and/or fog-out devices have been removed before their resuming work at the facility.
- Safety inspection for Clearing, Grubbing and Snagging
- Crane certificate of compliance
- Crane operation checklist
- Safety inspection for structural steel
- Safety inspection for temporary electrical wiring
- Critical lift plan