Lock Out Tag Out Electrical Safety Procedures | LOTO
LOTO, lock out tag out electrical safety procedures, refers to a specific safety practice to protect any technician working on machinery and/or equipment. It is meant to prevent an individual from accidentally turning on the power for dangerous equipment and causing injury or death. Statistics published through OSHA (the Occupational Safety & Health Administration) estimate that 120 fatalities and some 50,000 injuries annually are prevented from use of this procedure. For more details and information related to standards and compliance set by OSHA please visit their site.
Here at Perfect Electric Services we set a high standard of safety awareness and pride ourselves in our ability to provide accurate, up-to-date explanations and information to our customers. We believe it is not enough to simply provide great service. Our technicians pride themselves in following safety procedures and protocols set forth by the various government regulatory agencies. In addition to our safety practices, we focus on ensuring, not just our own safety, but that of our customers as well. Having the OSHA LOTO standards aids us in meeting that goal and allows our customers to maintain a sense of safety, security, and peace of mind that everything possible will prevent serious or fatal injuries from occurring in the work-place.
These are a few examples of machinery where a LOTO would be necessary:
- Conveyor belts
- Granite saws
- Filter wheels
- Motorized gates
- Bagging machines
- Reclamation systems
- Industrial mixers
- Packing machines
After thorough inspection and analysis, prior to turning off anything to install LOTO equipment, the Perfect Electric Services technician will provide you with a detailed assessment, explanation of the necessary changes to be made that will prevent injury or death from use of equipment, and approximate length of time machines will be unavailable for use. Once service has been agreed upon and scheduled for completion, that technician will be the only person allowed to unlock any power source.
We offer an annual Commercial Service Plan Agreement which would ensure that any time you need an electrician, Perfect Electric Services will be available to you, will waive dispatch fees, and provides many additional benefits.
Once these procedures and equipment installations have been implemented, you may want to contact your insurance provider to see if you are eligible to receive additional discounts from the additional safety precautions.
Using Perfect Electric Services’s licensed and insured electricians for all of your electrical needs, provides safety, security, and peace of mind from a job done RIGHT the FIRST time!
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