HOME MINING NEWS BLOG DOWNLOADS TRAINING PARTNERS LEGAL MINING LAWS ABOUT US CONTACT US
(GMT +2)
 
Lock Out Machinery in the Mining Industry

Lock Out Machinery in the Mining Industry

What is a Lock Out (Tag Out)?

To "Lock Out" means to neutralize all energies on a vehicle or equipment while performing maintenance/inspection. This is required for inspection on electrically powered equipment or machinery and also in the event of a break down, refuelling or while the vehicle remains in a parked area.

Why do we need to Lock Out?

  • To minimize/manage risk of exposure to energy sources and hazardous substances.
  • To prevent unlawful machine start-up during maintenance or any other time.
  • Minerals Act, Regulation 20.

When To Lock Out?

  • Servicing and/or maintenance during normal production.
  • Parking equipment in hard park area.
  • Brake down.
  • Inspection/check list
  • Leaving cab.
  • Refuelling equipment

Who Needs To Lock Out?

  • All authorized operator/drivers
  • Mechanics/Service crew
  • Persons who inspect equipment

Where To Lock Out?

  • At the main isolator on equipment

Where to lock out

How To Lock Out?

  • Attach the scissors to the lock out point
  • Place the lock into the scissors and lock it.
  • Keep the keys on a safe place.
  • Team lock out;
  • Use one scissors and multiple lock on one machine

How to Lock Out

[Content kindly provided by Moolmans Mining]

Our Partners
ArriveAlive ALCO-Safe
Moolmans PSA
 HSE Solutions
Ctrack Intelligent Solutions Breathalysers
Become a Partner Become a Partner
Links
Quick Links
News
  • Band-It centre-punch clamps for min
  • EM introduces latest Italian electr
  • I-CAT is at the forefront of fire-p
  • Automotive industry to phase out en
  • Bearings International appoints new
  • Skyriders completes cyclone inspect
  • Fire detection and prevention in se
  • Creating a virtuous cycle for minin
  • EM continues to supply the best pro
  • Two Crane Giants Join Forces
  •        Articles
  • Recognize the importance of medical
  • Behavioural implications of alcohol
  • Johnson Controls launches P2000 X-R
  • Improving productivity in the minin
  • Digital Radio to improve mine safet
  • Breathalyser Testing with Lifeloc Q
  • Drug abuse in the workplace – a gro
  • Reporting Unsafe Conditions at Mine
  • Alco-Safe, Breathalysers and Safety
  • Mining regulations on Lifting Machi
  •        Mining Laws
  • Training
  • Downloads
  • Blog
  • About Us
  • Contact Us
  • Home  |   Contact  |   Browser  |   Disclaimer  |   Privacy Policy  |   CMS    
    © 2017 Mining Safety