Lockout – and Tagout systems are used for the assurance of deactivated industrial machinery during repair and maintenance work Lockout/Tagout systems of macro IDENT serve to the safety blocking and locking of the electric, hydraulic and pneumatic power supply of industrial machinery and equipment and for the marking of locked down systems over a period of repair and maintenance work. These security measures protect employees from hazards posed by current machines or electricity. Brady offers a complete Lockout/Tagout program for switches, connectors and fuses, ball valve shutoffs and blocking systems for valves and other fittings. As a renowned provider of lockout/tagout products and services macro ID offers a wide range of durable, easy-to-use lockout devices that cover the most mechanical and electrical applications. The sophisticated and durable to the de-facto industry standard become Lockout/Tagout systems can effectively prevent injury and damage to property. Lockout/Tagout systems form an extra layer of protection against operator errors, because they make clear information about the reason and the duration of locking and blocking.
Annually, during the execution of the repair or maintenance of industrial plants and machines, thousands of employees are killed or critically injured. Many of these accidents are caused by uncontrolled release of electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic power. Therefore, the European Union specifies 89/655 “minimum requirements for health and safety in the use of work equipment by workers” in their policy. Each machine must be fitted with clearly visible devices with which she can be separated from any energy supply. The marking (Tagout) is done using specific tags or labels that inform that the locked device not in use must be included, as long as the label is attached. In addition, macro IDENT offers trailers for information on maintenance and inspection data, as well as the machine identification. The pendants are made of flexible polyester and are resistant to water, oil and extreme temperatures.
They have a matte surface, making them easy to write with a ballpoint pen or felt-tip pen. Lockout/Tagout should be based on an operational safety management system, that determines when a machine or plant may be used, and who is responsible for the maintenance and repair. This includes also the next maintenance and maintenance schedule. Security management provides information about functionality, test results at any time, and times, especially for electrical systems and operating equipment. More information: macro IDENT AutoID Technology Center, 82008 Unterhaching, Bussard Street 24, TEL. 089-615658-28, FAX 089-615658-25, contact sales: Angelika Wilke