Rockwell Automation Safety Services can help companies set their sights on best-in-class performance by improving their processes, competency and technology in the following:

Hazardous Energy Control

Lockout/tagout (LOTO) services can help companies create compliant, safe and productive LOTO processes.

Electrical Safety Services

Industrial-safety service providers can provide valuable arc flash safety support.

Machine Safety Services

Machine safety services focus on identifying and remediating machine hazards; fully executed this can reduce unscheduled equipment downtime and greatly improve people safety.

increase in employee efficiency

improvement in asset optimization

reduction in auditing time

reduction in maintenance, design and add-on safety

Safety & Productivity Can Harmoniously Exist

Studies have shown that safety and productivity can harmoniously coexist and – even thrive together. Best-in-class manufacturers, which are defined as the top 20 percent of aggregate performance scorers, have been found to outperform their industry-average counterparts with:

These top performers share a common set of best practices that can be grouped into three core safety pillars:

Reaching the level of a best-in-class manufacturer requires excelling in each of these three areas. Oftentimes, that can only be done by using the support and expertise of safety service providers.

Hazardous Energy Control

Lockout/tagout (LOTO) services can help companies create compliant, safe and productive LOTO processes.

  • Lockout/tagout (LOTO) graphical procedures show exactly where isolation points are and provide a more user-friendly format for LOTO methods and steps. They can be up to 40% faster to follow than text-based procedures and increase total employee utilization by 18 percent.

  • LOTO training can be provided to authorized and effected employees after a company changes its existing policy or introduces a new LOTO procedure format.

  • Policy services include reviewing or creating LOTO policies to make them clear and easy for employees to understand and implement.

  • Device recommendation services help verify LOTO devices are consistent with procedures. The recommendations consider facts, such as frequency of use, number of employees and existing device stock.

  • LOTO database software tracks LOTO procedures across sites. This can help companies identify trends to improve OEE and verify that employees are properly using LOTO. It can also reduce the time that is required for annual LOTO audits by up to 85 percent.

  • Alternative De-energization Procedures (ADP) provide a robust alternative to full lockout/tagout for specific tasks in specific machine zones. ADPs can improve equipment uptime and facility output, keeping both production and safety happy while boosting your bottom line.


Company Standardizes LOTO Program and Boosts Productivity

A courier services company that lacked a standardized LOTO program wanted to implement a standardized process and reporting structure across multiple facilities. It enlisted a service provider, which implemented a LOTO management software tool in each facility. The software implementation helped create a standardized LOTO program across all facilities and led to a 13% improvement in productivity. Safety and operations leaders can now use the software to monitor the LOTO program’s status across all locations and to view LOTO-associated downtime.

Electrical Safety

Help safeguard your employees from harm, increase safety without losing productivity, and keep your equipment compliant with the most up-to-date standards.

Rockwell Automation safety service providers can provide valuable arc flash safety support. Arc flash studies, for example, can deliver two key benefits. First, they can provide visibility into hazard exposures to support informed decisions for protecting employees. Second, they can provide equipment-setting recommendations and mitigation solutions to help keep equipment performing as intended.

These studies can be conducted on existing, new or modified systems. Typical deliverables in this comprehensive service include the following:

  • Arc flash analysis

  • Arc flash/incident energy labels

  • Protective-device coordination study

  • Power-system analysis

  • Short circuit current study

  • One-line diagrams

  • Risk-reduction recommendations

  • Annual maintenance agreements can also be combined with a new or existing arc flash study. This can help a company monitor and maintain any system changes that impact the study.


Manufacturer Achieves Multisite Arc Flash Compliance

A consumer-goods manufacturer had compliance issues in an arc flash program that spanned dozens of sites. Challenges included non-compliant programs, inconsistent and incomplete labeling, and the lack of a framework to maintain programs.

The manufacturer turned to a safety-services vendor to deliver an arc flash solution with consistent implementation across all sites. Activities included collecting and modeling data, delivering and applying labels, and developing reports and source files. The vendor also trained plant personnel and created a strategy for continuous updates.

The project resulted in arc flash-compliant sites and the on-boarding of new sites into a consistent program format. An annual-update strategy was also put in place.

“Each year, 2,000 workers are admitted to burn centers for extended injury treatment that is caused by arc flash.”

— Arc Flash Prospectus, IEEE

Machine Safety

As the largest global industrial safety provider, we help to reduce injuries and costs, while improving productivity. Our flexible solutions are designed to meet your production needs and properly document your safety procedures.

Risk Identification and Evaluation

Safety specialists conduct risk assessments and compliance audits to help companies understand the machine safety risks that exist in their operations. Start improving equipment and cultural safety by performing lasting and actionable services such as:

  1. Corporate safety program development
  2. Safety risk audits
  3. Safety risk assessments
  4. Site-wide safety-lifecycle improvement programs

Identifying Steps to Mitigate Risk

After audits or assessments are completed the finds are used to define the requirement specification for mitigating identified risks. This process considers not only all modes of operations but also all machine interactions.


Ease Progression Through the Safety Lifecycle

Software tools can prove valuable in helping companies simplify their progression through the safety lifecycle.

The Safety Automation Builder with Risk Assessment Software (RASWin) is one example. It can help companies manage everything from assessments and functional requirements to a safety system’s design, verification and validation.

The tool organizes information from each step of the process and machinery validation, and links each step of the lifecycle to avoid systematic failures. It also assists with product selection to achieve the required safety performance level according to ISO 13849-1 and can help create SISTEMA projects for analysis of all safety functions.