Facilities

Type of Energy Isolation

Lockout and tagout are both required elements.  Lockout is better than tagout because it is more fool-proof.  To lockout an energy device, use an energy isolation device (some described below) and then place a tag on it to identify the person in charge of the LOTO and re-energizing the equipment.

Lockout (Primary Method) Personal locks are physically attached to an energy isolating device such as a breaker box, valve, etc.)   Tagout (Secondary Method) Personal tags attached to energy isolating device.  
 

Energy Isolating Devices can be electrical disconnects, valves, circuit breakers, electrical cord & plug, wall switches, fuses, and locks.  Tags come in many forms and sizes as well.

      

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