Professional Lockout Services

Effective lockout/tagout is a top safety concern, yet it consistently ranks in OSHA's top ten most frequently cited violations annually. Nothing is more important than keeping your workers safe.

We know that meeting compliance requirements and integrating safety in day-to-day operations can be challenging.

Master Lock Professional Lockout Services has the expert guidance and industry-leading experience to help you meet your safety goals.

Professional Lockout Services

Our Lockout Management System

At The Master Lock Company, we believe that accidents can be preventable with proper training, sufficient safety equipment, and by integrating lockout into efficient job performance.

We partner with companies of all sizes. With our broad portfolio of on-site lockout assessment and training services, our team of safety experts can help you ensure your facility is fully compliant. We can also provide the tools and expert guidance to help implement lockout/tagout best practices.

Master Lock Professional Lockout Services can take a holistic approach to build a customized, best-in-class lockout management system or focus on the select elements to make significant improvements in your safety program.

Together, we make work environments safer.

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Assessment

Assessment

Assessment

Our safety experts conduct in-depth assessments to evaluate the current state of your lockout tagout program and identify methods of improvement. The recommendations from the assessment can be used to design a best-in-class lockout/tagout program that achieves heightened safety, practicality and efficiency for your personnel.

An onsite assessment is the initial step in the development of Written Lockout Program and Written Lockout Procedures.

Unique environments and equipment require specialized assessments to assure worker safety and production efficiency. Our team of safety technicians can perform the following assessments:

  • Alternative Methods to Lockout

    Keep your workers safe, when full lockout is not practical.

  • Machine Guarding

    Establish frontline protection to keep your employees out of harm's way.

  • Confined Space Hazards

    Pre-plan for safe confined space entries.

  • Rapid Access to Lockout Equipment

    Minimize wasted time by maximizing access to lockout equipment.

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  • Our technicians will evaluate the need for energy to be present and perform risk assessments
  • Alternative procedures will be created and provided
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  • Our technicians assess machinery to determine if existing guarding is compliant
  • If existing guarding is not compliant recommendations will be provided
  • Any opportunities for alternative methods or more efficient operation will be shared
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  • Our experts will identify and document atmospheric, physical, mechanical and chemical hazards
  • Entry permits for each space will be developed
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  • We will develop a strategy for using the 5S organization and Lean manufacturing principles based on existing procedures
  • A plan for the placement of information and lockout equipment for specific machinery, departments and work cells will be delivered
Written Program

Written Program

Develop a company-wide written lockout program that takes an efficient approach to meet and exceed compliance requirements. With an on-site consultation, our team will assess your workplace to develop a comprehensive lockout program using the following methodology:

  • A review of your existing lockout program
  • A facility tour to evaluate current lockout practices and identify machine or system hazards
  • An evaluation of existing lockout procedures
  • A review of lockout-related inspection records

Following the development of your program, electronic, editable files are provided to you for implementation and continuous updates.

Written Procedures

Written Procedures

Instill proper lockout with written, customized procedures. Our safety experts begin with an in-depth analysis of your equipment and energy sources.

We create detailed lockout isolation procedures that include images of isolation points on your equipment for reference.

After customer review and approval, procedures are delivered in both electronic and laminated hard-copy form, ready for immediate use.

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Tiered Training

Tiered Training

Tiered Training

Empower your organization to create a safer work environment. Achieving a compliant, lockout management system requires ongoing training. The Master Lock Company offers the following training courses:

  • Lockout Practitioner Certification

    Become proficient in lockout tagout core competencies

  • Lockout Leadership

    Establish a leadership program for training lockout tagout participants

  • Affected Personnel

    Educate your workers affected by lockout/tagout

  • Authorized Personnel

    Prepare your personnel performing lockout

  • Alternative Methods

    Learn how to write procedures for when full-energy isolation is not possible

  • Lockout Procedure Creation

    Become skilled in writing and developing compliant machine-specific lockout procedures

  • Rapid Access to Lockout Equipment

    Understand how to strategically deploy lockout equipment

  • Confined Spaces Hazards

    Prepare your team to safely enter confined spaces

Expand to learn more Our safety experts can teach you and your employees to:
  • Develop lockout program organization and administration techniques
  • Create lockout procedures
  • Train authorized and affected personnel
  • Perform required procedural and personnel auditing
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  • Teach hands-on application of lockout procedures and equipment
  • Coach the observation of safety techniques during lockout/tagout
  • Perform lockout auditing/inspection
Expand to learn more Develop your affected personnel's understanding of:
  • How their work is restricted by lockout
  • How to effectively work under the application of energy control measures
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  • Applying energy control measures to protect themselves from sudden startup or energization of equipment
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  • Evaluating and developing alternative protective methods
  • Writing procedures for production and maintenance operations that require energy
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  • Regulatory requirements for documenting lockout/tagout procedures
  • Strategies for identifying and documenting proper isolation of energy sources
  • Correct performance of lockout tagout procedures on equipment and review processes
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  • Systematically evaluate lockout efficiency in specific work areas
  • Perform Rapid Access techniques to improve the placement of lockout equipment
Expand to learn more Train your employees to:
  • Understand how to assess confined space hazards
  • Develop space-specific entry permits using manual documentation methods and database software
Proper Equipment

Proper Equipment & Access Access

S3500 Product Application

Proper equipment is critical for a safe and compliant lockout program. Our safety experts can provide recommendations on the necessary safety padlocks, lockout devices, and identification tags for your best-in-class lockout management system.

We offer a comprehensive portfolio of safety lockout products for customized protection.

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15 Second Access

Experience has shown it should take less than 15 seconds to access lockout equipment. Keeping the necessary equipment close and easily accessible by authorized personnel saves time, eliminates excuses, and helps prevent damages and injuries.

The Rapid Access to Lockout Equipment assessment and training, which utilizes value-added Lean principles and 5S organizational techniques, identifies efficient and effective lockout equipment access. Utilizing established lockout procedures, deployment strategies are developed to determine the placement of lockout equipment. These strategies help workers to quickly and consistently protect themselves.

Audits

Audits

Continuous improvement is achieved through regular audits and inspections.

Best practice, exceeding OSHA's annual minimum, is on-going auditing and evaluation of your safety program and personnel. This verifies procedures are effective and ensures appropriate participation by all personnel.

Our safety experts offer on-site review of your lockout procedures and programs to help ensure compliance requirements are met. We deliver a summary report which includes best-practice recommendations and corrective actions.

Self Assessment

Take A Self-Assessment

You and your company are open to continuous improvement and willing to take the steps necessary to make work environments safer. The Master Lock Company would like to help you take your first steps.

Your first step is downloading and answering our self-assessment to better understand the quality of your lockout management system.

After completing and emailing us your form, we'll contact you to discuss the best course of action for you and your company.