Frequently Asked Questions
Many questions with the lockout/tagout arena are similar and can be grouped into categories for the most commonly asked questions. If you are new to the lockout/tagout concept or just want to learn more about what the common struggles are this is a great place to start.
Lockout/Tagout Expert Tips
As companies change as well as grow in size and complexity, so does their lockout/tagout needs. If you’re looking for a place to learn in depth detail with how lockout/tagout solutions apply to complex topics and similar regulations, this a great place to explore. You’ll find very detail rich articles written by engineers at ESC as well articles focusing on the big picture from our management and CEO.
There is a special relationship between lockout/tagout and arc flash. No safety program is complete unless the connection is understood and fully integrated into your policy, procedures and training. With a proper understanding of the regulations surrounding arc flash as well as industry best practice, your company will be on its way to achieving a world class solution.
Every confined space is different and having ESC’s unique graphical procedures clearly depicting the necessary steps one must follow to confirm full protection is paramount to an effective safety program. Lockout/tagout relates to confined space when there is equipment that resides inside a space, connected to space, or consists of a space in itself. Learn more about how to confirm your company has all the essential elements required for compliancy as well as techniques to manage program organization.
When it comes to machine guarding, rarely does an off-the-shelf solution satisfy the unique needs of the company. Machine guarding relates to lockout/tagout because a well-designed guard may prevent or limit the number of instances where a piece of equipment needs to be locked out. Learn more about the best approaches to machine guarding and lockout/tagout.
When it comes to lockout/tagout, most feel that in person training is the only way to address the unique needs of their company. To schedule a time for ESC to visit your site to present on a topic of your choice please contact us today. If you would like more information on our training or would like to sign up to experience our renowned Safety Summits covering such topics as: Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space and Arc Flash please visit here.