Lockout Tagout

  • Struggling to find a solution for locking out difficult equipment? Cable lockouts are designed to fit around multiple handles and/or valves to prevent them from moving. Due to their flexible nature, they can easily be used in different applications.
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  • Selection of lockouts for use with both miniature and standard size breakers. When applied, these lockouts prevent switches from moving and ensure that activation can't take place when maintenance is ongoing.
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  • These lockouts clip around the valve on top of a gas or propane canister, completely preventing the canister from being used until removed. Ideal for both empty and full canisters.
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  • Use these lockout stands and barricades to make a clearly-identifiable lockout point with warnings. Ideal for ensuring that unauthorised personnel do not enter a lockout area.
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  • Hasps are used to allow more than one padlock to be attached to a lockout device, ensuring extra security during routine maintenance. Available in several sizes and styles, you're sure to find the equipment you need here.
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  • Keep your lockout equipment secure and safe with our comprehensive storage solution, lockout stations! Stations available in a selection of sizes suitable for padlocks, hasps, tags and many other types of lockout equipment.
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  • With kits available for securing everything from miniature circuit breakers to valves, gas cylinders, fuses, pneumatic equipment and much more, our great value lockout kits are perfect for getting everything you need for a reduced price.
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  • A lockout tag should always be applied to a locked out piece of machinery, or energy source, to provide further information to those who may use the equipment. They also act as a visual deterrent and prevent unauthorised access.
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  • An essential part of lockout and tagout, padlocks should be assigned to authorised members of a team and attached to lockout equipment to fully secure in place. We offer a wide range of locks suitable for practically any application.
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  • Plug lockouts are designed to prevent a plug from being inserted into a wall outlet. Plugs can be placed inside a lockable box, or you can secure a lockout directly to the plug to prevent operation.
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  • These lockouts fit over push buttons and switches found on electrical panels etc, preventing the buttons and switches from being pressed when they shouldn't be.
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  • Lock a valve in place with these high durability lockouts! Available for a wide selection of valves, including ball valves, butterfly valves and gate valves. Also includes universal and fully adjustable products for use in a wide variety of applications.
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During maintenance procedures, it is of the utmost importance that everything that can cause damage to human beings is shut down, residual energy is removed and the energy source that powers dangerous machinery or equipment is effectively isolated, preventing it from being switched on until the maintenance is carried out and a designated individual removes the lockout tagout equipment once – and only once – all employees are accounted for and moved away from the machinery about to be reenergised.

This process is known as lockout tagout, and it is extremely good practice to enforce these procedures in the workplace, provide adequate training to employees on lockout tagout (LOTO) and make sure that the procedures are being carried out via regular inspections.

There are countless horror stories from around the world when lockout tagout hasn’t been enforced. Limbs have been cut off; people have sustained nasty injuries and even lost their lives because a machine was reenergised before it should have been.  No matter what kind of energy powers a device, it simply must be locked out.

It isn’t enough to just switch off the power switch that activates a piece of machinery. Residual energy such as gravity or even electrical power might be left over, and this may suddenly activate a machine without warning. This residual energy must also be siphoned off, or blockers must be implemented to ensure things such as heavy presses can’t fall down when not in operation.

Once this is accomplished, the user attaches a compatible lockout device to the isolation point. Depending on what type of energy source the point is depends on what type of lockout is used, and there are specific lockout devices for valves, electrical circuit breakers, push-button switches and a whole lot more. Once this is attached, the user, and other employees, secures this lockout device in place by attaching and securing various different padlocks. Each person who attached a lock should then be responsible for removing it once the work is completed.

Tagout refers to the process of attaching relevant signs and indicators to the lockout point that warn others that LOTO is currently in operation. Without this there’s always a chance that someone might try to reactivate the energy source by removing the lockout device as they think maintenance isn’t in operation, and this can have disastrous effects. Tagout equipment provides visual deterrents designed to stop people from doing this, and is an important part of any lockout procedure.

To aid with isolating different forms of energy sources we’ve put together a selection of lockout tagout kits that contain a wide variety of different types of LOTO equipment. We stock kits for use on electrical applications, pneumatic applications, valves and miniature circuit breakers.