Administrative Style Buildings Require Lockout/Tagout Procedures

Lockout/tagout for administrative style buildings are relatively easy to create, due to most of the equipment for these buildings being similar in nature. Even though the equipment itself is normally pretty uniform, the energy sources used in office buildings, schools, hospitals and other administrative buildings can vary widely. For that reason, a clear, thorough lockout/tagout procedure manual/document is vital to keeping employees safe.

Examples of equipment requiring lockout/tagout procedures include, but are not limited to boilers, air conditioning and heating units, pumps, generators and kitchen equipment. Building elevators can also pose unique safety challenges that can be addressed with specific lockout/tagout procedures.

It is important to remember that the equipment in an administrative style building can be just as dangerous as equipment found in most manufacturing environments. By creating procedures for all equipment, especially those with multiple energy sources, the likelihood of accidents resulting from stored-up hazardous energy will be greatly reduced.

ESC Services has designed lockout/tagout procedures for a variety of businesses and industries, including buildings that are administrative (office) in nature.

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EXAMPLE COMPANIES

  • Penn State
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Northwestern Mutual