Hazardous Energy Control (Lockout and Other Means)
Auditing of Work Process
Understanding and just complying with the regulations will not guarantee success. Success is tied to your workforce. It is necessary to develop processes that are efficient and to communicate them clearly. Finally, it is necessary to audit both.
Lockout programs should be tailored to the people who use them every day. It is KEY to conduct periodic inspections/audits on the competency of employees likely to be involved. Both knowledge and performance of the lockout program should be audited. The audit needs to physically verify the procedures that exist for the equipment and that employees are able to properly follow them.
In these links we offer sample templates which could be used, after they are customized to your company needs: