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Document ID (ISN)100092
CIS number 02-1175
Year 2002
Convention or series no. Safety Guide Series for the Metalworking Industry 8
Title Lock-out safety
Bibliographic information Ministry of Manpower, Occupational Health Department, 18 Havelock Road No.05-01, Singapore 059764, Republic of Singapore, no date. 24p. Illus.
Abstract The inadvertent activation of machinery during inspection, cleaning, repair or maintenance may cause serious injury. Lock-out procedures are a set of procedures aimed at ensuring the disconnection and isolation of equipment and preventing its accidental activation. Contents of this practical safety guide on lock-out procedures aimed at the metalworking industry: lock-out legislation in Singapore; persons who need to know about lock-out procedures (those involved in inspection, cleaning, repair and maintenance); knowledge required by persons involved and not involved in implementing lock-out procedures; energies requiring lock-out (electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, chemical; thermal), five-step procedure to perform lock-out (announce the shut-down, shut down the machine, disconnect all energy sources, apply lock-out devices, verify the isolation and lock-out); information tags on lock-out devices; steps for restoring the machinery for operation; cases of accidents that could have been prevented by lock-out.
Descriptors (primary) Singapore; prevention of access; training material; plant safety organization; locking for safety; metalworking industry
Descriptors (secondary) maintenance; repair work; cleaning; accident descriptions; training manuals; information of personnel; safe working methods; inspection; qualifications; disconnection; locking devices
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceSingapore
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Metalworking industry
Safety devices
Safety supervision