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. So it’s critical that workers understand the importance of lockout procedures.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Adapt this Lockout Handout to reflect your workplace’s lockout policy and procedures and the lockout requirements in your jurisdiction’s OHS law. Give it to all workers who work on machinery that’s subject to the lockout policy.