Lockout/Tagout and Machine Safety
Machines and equipment contain hazardous energy which can cause injury to employees if it's not appropriately contained. De-energization and lockout/tagout prevent the release of this energy to protect workers.
Every year in B.C., workers are significantly injured or even killed when machinery is not properly de-energized and locked out. These accidents can be significant and life-altering and include:
- severed fingers and limbs
- crushing injuries
- electric shock
These accidents are preventable with an effective lockout/tagout program. Learn to identify when lockout/tagout is required, the associated risks, and preventative actions with the resources and tools below.