This procedure establishes the minimum requirements for the lockout of energy isolating devices whenever maintenance or servicing is done on machines or equipment (including vehicles). It shall be used to ensure that the machine or equipment is stopped, isolated from all potentially hazardous energy sources and locked out before employees perform any servicing or maintenance where the unexpected energization of start-up of the machine or equipment or release of stored energy could cause injury.
Compliance With This Program:
All employees are required to comply with the restrictions and limitations imposed upon them during the use of lockout. The authorized employees are required to perform the lockout in accordance with this procedure. All employees, upon observing a machine or piece of equipment, which is locked out to perform servicing, or maintenance, shall not attempt to start, energize or use that machine or equipment.
Shift Changes or Personnel Changes:
In order to prevent unsafe or partially assembled equipment from being energized prematurely and to maintain the continuity of lockout beyond a given shift, lockout tag(s) shall remain in place until the original authorized employee removes the device(s).
Type of compliance enforcement to be taken for violation of the above:
For any violation of the KCTCS lock out/tag out policy an employee may receive disciplinary action ranging from a verbal/written warning to termination of employment.
-Dr. Juston C. Pate Chief Academic Officer
Sequence of Lockout:
Exchange information on lockout/tagout procedures with outside contractors.
CAUTION: Return operating control(s) to neutral or "off" position after verifying the isolation of the equipment.
Restoring Equipment to Service:
When the servicing or maintenance is completed and the machine or equipment is ready to return to normal operating condition, the following steps shall be taken.
Training and Communication:
Full Employee Protection 1910.147 (c) (3):
When a tagout device is used on an energy isolating device which is not capable of being locked out, the tagout device shall be attached at the same location that the lockout device would have been attached and the employer shall demonstrate that the tagout program will provide a level of safety equivalent to that obtained by using a lockout program.
NOTE: Redundant action is required when tags are allowed to be used.
Cord and plug connected equipment:
The attachment plug must remain in the control of the authorized person at all times, i.e. line of sight and arms reach, or tag out the attachment plug.
Names / Job Titles of Authorized Personnel to Perform Lockout/Tagout
Tracy Royse, Director of Maintenance & OperationsRoom A-263e1755 US Hwy 68Maysville, Ky 41056(606) 759-7141 ext. 66233