Procedure Writing

Graphical Lockout Tagout Procedure Development

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Graphical Lockout Tagout Procedures are the Cornerstone of a Fully OSHA Compliant LOTO Program

When Are Machine Specific Lockout Procedures Required?

  • OSHA 1910.147 defines 8 criteria that ALL must be met in order for a machine to not need a machine specific lockout tagout procedure.  See the criteria here.
  • These criteria can be difficult to fully understand.  A common industry standard is – if it has more than one source of energy (including stored or residual energy such as gravity, springs, thermal, kinetic, etc.) then a machine specific procedure is required.
  • Lockout Tagout has consistently been in the Top 5 Most Cited OSHA Standards for workplace violations.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our technicians are all credentialed safety professionals, many of whom have backgrounds in the US Navy Nuclear program and have developed tens of thousands of LOTO procedures in a multitude of industries.
  • Our graphical procedure template is an industry leading format which is user friendly and increases the likelihood of proper lockout.  We can even tailor our format to meet our client’s specific needs.
  • Our procedures are developed and delivered using a non-proprietary Adobe PDF and Microsoft Excel format that is editable by the end user.  No need for a costly subscription based software program to manipulate your own procedures.
  • Here are just a few clients who have been satisfied with our lockout tagout services:

Our Process

Isolation points are identified with durable tags, each with their own unique alpha-numeric code

  • Our highly qualified technicians will assess each piece of equipment and determine the most effective lockout process.
  • Isolation points will tagged and labeled with durable ID tags that include a unique alpha-numeric code.
  • A lockout tagout procedure will be created and delivered per the client’s specifications.
  • Our hard copies are durably laminated with 10 mil lamination and can be installed at the point of use.
  • The client will receive electronic copies of the procedures in a non-proprietary PDF and Microsoft Excel format.
  • Our team will also assist in creating a list of required LOTO devices, locks and tags.

How to Get Started

  • A list of onsite equipment is the most accurate way for us to determine the scope and cost of a project…but it isn’t required.
  • If a list is not available, then a quick conversation with our project manager is usually enough to estimate the scope and cost of the project.
  • For larger facilities, we can send a technician to gather the information required to create a project scope.

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