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Increase maintenance safety with top lockout procedures and custom shadowboards

26 March 2021

Let experienced Brady engineers to write and implement custom Lockout/Tagout procedures for more maintenance safety. Make safety top of mind in the workplace and optimise Lockout/Tagout efficiency with highly visible, custom lockout shadowboards. Join our online webinar and get acquainted with Brady’s Safety Management software solutions.

Brady engineers have created thousands of lockout procedures for hundreds of companies in various industries. Get them to write and implement your best-in-class, company-approved, custom Lockout/Tagout safety procedures as well.

Brady’s Lockout/Tagout Complete Service:

 

  • Best practice, custom: experienced Brady engineers visit your facilities to create illustrated Lockout/Tagout procedures for your machines
  • Easy to follow: procedures enable step-by-step completion with limited training, and are linked to machine and energy control point labels in the workplace
  • Easily approve, edit, scale and share: work seamlessly across sites and countries with the LINK360 procedure management software. Print up-to-date Lockout/Tagout procedures locally or share digitally with smartphones and tablets.

Discover Brady's 3 services for Lockout procedures and meet our engineers through an online video >>>

Custom Lockout shadowboards: Efficient, top of mind safety in the workplace

Make safety top of mind in the workplace and optimise Lockout/Tagout efficiency with highly visible, custom lockout shadowboards. Shadowboards increase the impact of Lockout/Tagout and help to further reduce maintenance risks and accidents.

  • increase efficiency by organising relevant lockout procedures, padlocks, devices, tags and accessories on shadowboards
  • keep safety and Lockout/Tagout top of mind in the workplace with highly visible shadowboards
  • maintain efficiency by promoting the return of tools to the board with tool shadows

 

Case study:  Visualise Lockout/Tagout and optimise safety in the workplace

A large chocolate producer implemented 5 custom shadowboards to make Lockout/Tagout highly visible and very available in one of their chocolate factories.

Workplace safety is of major importance to many businesses. Sending all employees home at the end of every shift is perhaps the most humane and effcient action any employer can take to really value their people and the work they do.
One of the solutions the large chocolate producer uses to achieve high workplace safety, is Lockout/Tagout. This procedure enables workers to prevent accidents with moving machine parts by neutralising a machine’s energy supply.
The chocolate producer already had the Lockout/Tagout padlocks, devices and procedures to enable safe machine interventions. The company now wanted to go one step further: how to make sure the padlocks and devices are optimally used in the workplace?

Solution: Make Lockout/Tagout available where it matters

Brady presented highly customisable shadowboards to keep Lockout/Tagout highly visible in the workplace. These large boards, that can span one or several panels, include ‘shadows’ of every Lockout/Tagout padlock, device and accessory used in a specifc workplace area. All corresponding Lockout/Tagout tools are added to the board. Shadowboards make it very easy and effcient for employees to retrieve the tools they need, and to bring them back after servicing a machine.

5 shadowboards were requested, 4 for specifc factory areas, and 1 more as a central maintenance board. Brady frst delivered drawings to enable customer feedback, approval and sign-off. Boards had to include shadows for padlocks in various colour codes, for lockout devices to block gate wheel valves, ball valves, butterfy valves, circuit breakers, and industrial plugs, and for accessories including lockboxes and hasps. Holders to include several Lockout Tags were also included.

Each shadowboard is 1.4 metres high and 2.7 metres wide, and consists of 90 cm wide panels. The board has rounded corners, and was made out of 8 mm thick white plexiglass.

Result: Quickly and easily use Lockout/Tagout

The large chocolate producer’s employees now always have Lockout/Tagout solutions within reach to protect themselves during machine interventions. The Lockout/Tagout padlocks, decives and accessories, as well as the tags, are presented on large, highly visible shadowboards on 5 locations in the factory. Other chocolate production sites are looking into implementing Lockout/Tagout-shadowboards in their factories as well. 

Interested in the custom shadowboard approach?

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Industry Connections: BRADY U.K.


 
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