Review LOTO hardware

  • Do LOTO devices meet the following criteria? 1910.147(c)(5)(ii)
    1. Singularly identified
    2. Used only on LOTO
    3. Durable
    4. Capable of withstanding the environment
    5. Capable of becoming wet without deterioration
    6. Capable of withstanding acidic or basic environments where acids or bases are stored
    7. Standardized - Same color, design, shape, etc. Must meet one criteria
    8. Substantial/Heavy Duty
    9. Identifiable
    10. Provide a warning to employees

  • Are they being maintained?

  • Adequate supply on hand?

  • Properly stored or located?

  • Used only for LOTO?

  • Do authorized employees have a good knowledge of use and location of devices?

Equipment

  • Equipment inspected:

  • Equipment
  • Equipment name

  • Equipment Location

  • Is a written machine specific isolation (LOTO) procedure available and posted?

  • Does the procedure identify all energy sources?

  • What types of energy does this equipment have?

Procedure Audit

  • Employee observed:

  • Did the employee notify affected employees that the machine was being shutdown and locked out?

  • Did the employee shutdown the equipment properly?

  • Did the employee isolate all energy sources?

  • Did the employee apply locks and / or tags to all energy sources?

  • Did the employee release any stored energy, if applicable?

  • Did the employee verify that the equipment was locked out?

  • Did the employee follow correct release from lockout procedures?

  • Is the identification on the LOTO device correct?

  • Auditor signature

Recommendations / Corrective Actions :

  • Are there additional recommendations / corrective actions?

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