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Lockout of mobile machines

Lockout of mobile machines

Did you know that mobile equipment is subject to the same regulatory requirements as any other type of equipment or industrial machine where lockout is concerned? Articles 188.1 to 188.13 of RROHS apply to all “machines”. This means, among other things, that mobile equipment should be included in your lockout program and that a lockout procedure (lockout card) should be available for each device. The inclusion of mobile equipment is also provided for in standards such as CSA Z460-13.

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Energy control method other than lockout

Energy control method other than lockout

For access to a danger zone during maintenance activities or assembly and installation activities, lockout or, in absence of lockout, any other energy control method that ensures equivalent safety must be applied, according to RROHS article 188.2. These other energy control methods are sometimes called ‘’alternative methods to lockout.’’

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Lockout program

Lockout program

Lockout program, what is it? Also called Hazardous Energy Control Program, it is a written document ultimately aimed at eliminating or reducing as far as possible the risks related to hazardous energies on equipment during maintenance work.

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Lockout statistics

Lockout statistics

Industrial machinery are often associated with a multitude of risks and hazards (ISO 12100, 2010; CSA Z432, 2014; ANSI B11-TR3, 2000; Bluff, 2014). When workers intervene on a machine, during all its life cycle stages , they are exposed to many kinds of hazardous situations.

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Intervention Prévention Inc.

Intervention Prévention concentrates its operations in the field of work safety, offering specialized services following Standards CSA Z462 – Workplace Electrical Safety, CSA Z460 – Control of Hazardous Energy: Lock-out and Other Methods, and CSA Z432 – Safeguarding of Machinery.

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