Uncontrolled Energy Release Critical Controls
• Access control & permit
• Isolation, Lockout, Tagout & Verification
• Energy release devices
• Securing & blocking devices
• Guards & barriers
• Confirm zero energy

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Discuss: What are the stored energy hazards in the task and surrounding area?

Discuss: What are the Critical Controls for uncontrolled release of energy?

Were the critical risks and controls discussed during your toolbox meeting?

Are exclusion zones and barricading set up to protect external personnel from exposure to uncontrolled release of energy?

Has an Isolation, Lockout and Verification process been followed?

Are Isolation, Lockout and Verification hazards documented on the associated safe method of work?

Are verification steps being completed to ensure zero energy state?

Is the correct PPE being used for the task?

Where being used, do flexible hoses have tags that confirm they are within test date and are in appropriate physical condition for the task?

Is equipment fit for purpose?

Have surrounding areas been checked for stored energy hazards?

Were gaps identified during the field verification today?

What actions were taken to close those gaps, by who, by when?

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.