Thursday, 29 December 2011

www.LockoutKits.co.uk

Why not check out one of our recently updated websites at www.LockoutKits.co.uk for information on how you can comply with legislation and keep your workers safe?

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

We now have a new range of 'How to...' articles which will be published fortnightly. See the first one below!

How To Choose A Safety Padlock

The purchase and use of high quality safety padlocks in combination with lockout devices forms an integral part of any industrial safety programme. When an authorised employee turns a piece of industrial machinery off, whether for maintenance, repair or any other reason, a lockout device and safety padlock should be applied to ensure that no other person is able to re-energize the machine. Having such safety procedures in place protects both employees and their employers, preventing accidents in the workplace and helping employers to comply with international and local safety legislation. See more...

Monday, 4 July 2011

Lockout Tagout Procedure

Lockout Tagout is a planned safety procedure that disables the energy supply of industrial machinery and equipment whilst servicing, maintenance work or repairs are in progress. The aim of this system is to effectively protect workers from the dangers created by live machinery or electricity, therefore lowering the overall level of risk when working with this equipment.

The standard procedure for implementing Lockout Tagout is laid out below. All steps should be carried out either by a single authorised employee or the employer, and company regulations must be followed at all times when implementing the Lockout Tagout procedure.

Step 1: Preparation
Prepare for a shut down of energy source. Identify the type of energy used (e.g. electrical) and the potential risks, considering the type and magnitude of the energy and how it can be controlled. (See more...)

Monday, 20 June 2011

Three Simple Steps to Establish a Lockout Tagout Programme

Lockout Tagout is a planned safety procedure that disables the energy supply of industrial machinery and equipment whilst servicing, maintenance work or repairs are in progress. The aim of this system is to effectively protect workers from the dangers created by live machinery or electricity, therefore lowering the overall level of risk when working with this equipment.

Three simple steps can be followed in order to establish a Lockout Tagout Programme in an industrial workplace:

1. Develop a written programme (See more...)

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

What is Lockout/Tagout?

Lockout/Tagout is a planned safety procedure that disables the energy supply of industrial machinery and equipment whilst servicing, maintenance work or repairs are in progress. The aim of this system is to effectively protect workers from the dangers created by live machinery or electricity, therefore lowering the overall level of risk when working with this equipment.


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Saturday, 26 March 2011

Top Ten Tips for Lockout Tagout

Lockout Tagout is a planned safety procedure that disables the energy supply of industrial machinery and equipment whilst servicing, maintenance work or repairs are in progress. The aim of this system is to effectively protect workers from the dangers created by live machinery or electricity, therefore lowering the overall level of risk when working with this equipment. Read more...

Saturday, 12 March 2011

"Consequences of failure to protect workers : 1st successful conviction of corporate manslaughter under the 2007 Act"

First corporate manslaughter conviction: Act. Protect. Comply.

February 23rd 2011
The Gloucestershire-based company, Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd, has been convicted of corporate manslaughter in the first trial to test the new Corporate Manslaughter Act and to successfully convict a company without the need to also prosecute the company director, Mr Eaton.

The company was sentenced on Thursday 17 February, and has been fined £385,000 payable over 10 years.

In his sentencing remarks Mr Justice Field who heard the case, commented that he was aware a fine of this size was likely to put the company into liquidation but that the fine he imposed must be fit for the level of gravity of the offence and send a clear message to the industry.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

HSE Safety Alert : Related equipment on Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

The purpose of this Safety Alert is to alert the target audience above about the need to regularly maintain, inspect and test (as recommended by manufacturers, and as required by law), safety related equipment on Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) generally, and also specifically to remind owners, users and others involved in the use of JLG 500RTS and 400RTS scissor lifts, of this need (scissors lifts are a type of MEWP). click here for more information