LOCKOUT / TAGOUT ( LOTO )

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Professional Lock Out Tag Out Procedure Services

Having equipment specific lockout procedures written for each piece of equipment is required by OSHA, and is the most difficult part of implementing a lock out tag out program.  The lockout procedures provide detailed instruction on how to isolate and lock each energy source for a given piece of equipment, helping to prevent the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities.  Martin Technical’s Rapid LOTO lockout procedure development program is designed to provide high quality procedures that are easy to follow.

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SCOPE OF LOCKOUT / TAGOUT PROCEDURE DEVELOPMENT WORK

Lockout / Tagout procedures to be developed includes the isolation of any prime movers, machinery and equipment from mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, electrical, thermal or other energy sources. Lockout / Tagout procedures are to be developed in compliance with OSHA CFR 29 1910.147 and with any state program requirements.

MARTIN TECHNICAL RAPID LOTO ™ PROGRAM

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Martin Technical’s RAPID LOTO™ program is a proprietary system developed by Martin Technical that allows faster and more accurate turnaround time on developing Lockout / Tagout procedures and placards. We utilize our own software program with hand-held tablets, and a rapid response in-field process to label equipment in the field. Through our software program, we can develop placards in just a few hours for you to review, keeping the information at hand relevant and fresh. Application of the placards to your equipment can often be done the next day.

In Field Labeling Solutions

Many times equipment, disconnects or valves required as part of the lockout / tagout process don’t have an ID number and / or a label that identifies them. Not having IDs or labels can make for vague lockout / tagout procedures, which is why Martin Technical uses their own rapid response in-field process to assign and label equipment required for the lockout/ tagout process, including:

  1. Development & Approval of Equipment ID Scheme
  2. Mobile label printer
  3. Color-Coordinated Valve and Handle Tags
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Software & Tablet Application

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We have developed our own lockout / tagout software program that can be run on a tablet in the field for data collection, which greatly increases both the accuracy of the data, and the turn-around time for generating the placards. The lockout data from the tablet is sent to a server, where it can be accessed by customers for review and updating.

Visual Placards
Visual Lockout-Tagout procedures make following the procedures simple. Our visual placards include smart graphics, color-coordination and photos. Lock out Tag out placards can be customized / arranged to include the data most important for you.

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LOCKOUT TAGOUT (LOTO) WORK PROCESS

PHASE I – EQUIPMENT & ENERGY SOURCE DATA COLLECTION

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The first phase of any Lockout / Tagout program is to identify all equipment subject to LOTO regulations and the energy sources that feed the equipment. Phase I is the labor intensive phase of the LOTO program.Equipment is surveyed on-site by a Martin Technical lockout / tagout field technician experienced and knowledgeable of LOTO processes as well as electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and thermal equipment.

Generally all lockout data can be collected without disturbing any facility operations.

In Field Labeling

Many times equipment, disconnects or valves required as part of the lockout / tagout process don’t have an ID number and / or a label that identifies them. Not having IDs or labels can make for vague lockout / tagout procedures, which is why Martin Technical uses their own rapid response in-field process to assign and label equipment required for the lockout/ tagout process, including:

PHASE II – DEVELOPMENT of LOTO PROCEDURES

Using the information from the survey in Phase I, Lockout / Tagout procedures are developed of each piece of equipment in accordance with OSHA CFR 29 1910.147 and applicable state regulations.

The procedures for each piece of equipment shall clearly and specifically outline the scope, purpose, authorization, rules, and techniques to be utilized for the control of hazardous energy, and the means to enforce compliance. The lockout tagout procedures are written and implemented into either our own software program or an off-the-shelf program, providing our customers with the most flexibility.

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PHASE III – CUSTOMER REVIEW

After the completion of Phase II, the Lockout / Tagout procedures will be sent to the customer for review and sign-off before completing and printing the procedures.

PHASE IV – PRINTING OF LOCKOUT / TAGOUT PROCEDURES

After the Lockout / Tagout procedures have been reviewed and approved by the customer, they will be printed.

PHASE V – LOCKOUT / TAGOUT LABEL APPLICATION

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Lockout / Tagout process placards / informational sheets will be applied to the appropriate equipment by the Martin Technical field engineer.
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PHASE VI – LOCKOUT / TAGOUT TRAINING & CONSULTATION

After the Lockout / Tagout procedures have been implemented, your Martin Technical field engineer will provide Lockout / Tagout training for those who need it and will consult with management on any of the Lockout / Tagout program requirements.
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