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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]

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