#252 Lockout Blockout Procedures

  • Is all machinery or equipment capable of movement, required to be de-energized or disengaged and blocked or locked out during cleaning, servicing, adjusting or setting up operations, whenever required?
  • Is locking-out of control circuits in lieu of locking-out main power disconnects prohibited?
  • Are all equipment control valve handles provided with a means for locking-out?
  • Does the lockout procedure require that stored energy (i.e. mechanical, hydraulic, air) be released or blocked before equipment is locked-out for repairs?
  • Are appropriate employees provided with individually keyed personal safety locks?
  • Are employees required to keep personal control of their key(s) while they have safety locks in use?
  • It is required that employees check the safety of the lock out by attempting a start up after making sure no one is exposed?
  • Where the power disconnecting means for equipment does not also disconnect the electrical control circuit:
  • Are the appropriate electrical enclosures identified?
  • Are means provided to assure the control circuit can also be disconnected and locked out?