ESC Services, a Rockwell Automation Brand, provides detailed, customized, onsite lockout/tagout (LOTO) assistance to companies across the country. Its reputation for helping clients understand and adhere to OSHA requirements is well-known across many industries.
Recently, ESC engineers were brought in to help with a corporate-wide lockout/tagout (LOTO) assignment for an air transportation client. Their project was so successful that the engineering team is now managing LOTO initiatives at additional client facilities.
The initial North Carolina-based project, while not large, was extremely important to achieving LOTO procedural goals and company-wide consistency. The client wanted signage and procedures that were well documented and highly visible. Company resources and appropriate personnel were readily available to ESC engineers, providing an efficient avenue for data gathering. This collaborative atmosphere, along with the extensive LOTO knowledge of the ESC engineer, helped keep the project on task and on time.
As is sometimes the case, staff at this manufacturer had begun to create a LOTO program in-house. The ESC engineer assigned to the project was aware of this, and was able to step in seamlessly, building on the foundation that had been established. He worked cohesively with onsite staff to conduct his workplace review, build lockout/tagout procedures and produce clear, consistent signage. The project was completed in just one week, and the client was particularly pleased with the visual aids that identified lockout points, including pictures within the procedures, graphical tags that highlighted solation points and physical tags at the isolation points.
Though this project involved only 50 pieces, the ESC engineer dealt with complex procedures. There were several Tier 2 procedures that resulted from a careful review of lockout/tagout requirements. ESC engineers are trained to adapt when client needs expand from more typical write-ups to highly detailed and unique.
Contact ESC Services today to put the efficiency and expertise of our lockout/tagout-specialized engineers to work for you!
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