Group Lockout/Tagout is a method to provide employees a high-level of safety when multiple authorized employees need to work together to perform Maintenance or service on a piece of equipment. A key part of the process is to designate a single responsible employee who is in charge of the LOTO and is accountable for the overall LOTO procedure. Each Authorized Employee must also apply their own padlock to the points of isolation on the machine, in order to ensure that the equipment cannot be re-Energized until every employee has completed the work and is in a safe location.
Group Lockout Tagout
In addition to the above, make reference to the appropriate lines in other categories.
Typical Group Lockout/Tagout Station shown below.
Typical 10-person Lockout Station with Components