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Electrical Switch Lockout Devices

By definition, a switch is an electrical component that can break an electrical circuit, interrupting the current of diverting it from one conductor to another. There are several types of switches used commonly in workplaces, often used to control lighting but also for other applications.

  • Toggle switches are electrical switches that are manually actuated by a mechanical lever or handle.
  • Rocker Switches, commonly known as "decorator" switches, sit flush to the wall and are activated by rocking a paddle.

Typical Toggle Switch and Rocker Switch Examples

Typical Toggle Switch and Rocker Switch Examples

While locking out these switches is not the preferred method of isolating electrical energy (compared to locking out Circuit Breakers for example), there are applications where these Lockout Devices are necessary to work safely and comply with OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.147. DEenergize has the following available devices to lock out electrical switches:

Typical Electrical Switch Lockout Device shown below.

Universal Toggle Switch Lockout Device - 3D CAD View

Universal Toggle Switch Lockout Device - 3D CAD View

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