Model Lockout Policy

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PRIMARY SOURCE

Before you use this tool, you may want to read the further analysis presented here.

BENEFITS

Companies have a duty to protect workers both while using equipment and machinery for their intended purpose and when repairing and maintaining that equipment. The primary way of fulfilling that duty is through what’s called “lockout,” which is when a equipment has been turned off and rendered inoperable with the use of a lock. The OHS laws may require employers to have lockout policies that explain when lockout is required, who should be trained on the lockout procedures and the consequences for violating those procedures.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Adapt this Model Lockout Policy for your workplace. Make sure that it’s consistent with the requirements and definitions in your jurisdiction’s OHS regulations. Train all workers who use machinery and equipment on this policy as well as your lockout procedures.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Lockout requirements

Group lockout requirements

Guarding requirements

Workers’ removing machine guards

Due diligence and pinchpoints