Hazardous Energy Control Program
3. When Lockout Methods Are Required
- Equipment Cleaning or Jam-clearing Tasks - When a normally moving piece of
equipment is stopped for cleaning, clearing, or adjustment during which a startup
could cause injury, lockout is used.
- Equipment Repair - Whenever a repair is being performed on or near equipment
where there is a possibility of injury as a result of starting the equipment,
lockout is used. This includes any and all equipment from which a guard or other
safety device has been removed.
- Installation Tasks - Frequently during installation, either part or all of
the components making up the installation can be operated before the installation
is complete. If needed for testing, precautions must be taken to prevent injuries
to personnel during the test periods and the equipment again locked out when the
test is complete or interrupted.
- Electrical Repair Tasks - Whenever any work other than testing is to be performed
on an electrical circuit, the wiring involved must be deactivated and locked out
so that it cannot be reactivated during this work.