10 Essential Tools for a Successful Lockout Program

Published on 4/27/2018
10 Essential Tools for a Successful Lockout Program

Each year, an average of 1,000 work accidents occur in Quebec. Of those accidents, there have been 4 deaths caused by inadvertent releases of hazardous energy during installation, maintenance, repairs or unblocking work. Most of these accidents could have been avoided by the application of proper prevention measures such as the implementation of a lockout program.

Individual lockout versus group lockout: what are the differences?

Published on 6/7/2017
Individual lockout versus group lockout: what are the differences?

The purpose of lockout is to control hazardous energies associated with equipment and machines to prevent any release of uncontrolled energy, and therefore any subsequent injury during maintenance or repair work. Lockout is a working method that drastically improves the safety level of workers.

Lockout: Social Responsibility, Productivity and Reputation of Companies

Published on 11/3/2016
Lockout: Social Responsibility, Productivity and Reputation of Companies

The 2014 statistics of The Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada established that a total of 2.5 fatal accidents occur in Canadian workplaces each day. In addition to these deaths, 239,643 accident reports or work-related illnesses are added daily to that number. Severe accidents are often caused when a body part makes contact with live or mechanical parts of moving equipment, hazardous chemical products or pressurized fluids that are suddenly released.

Are you afraid of implementing a lockout system?

Published on 10/1/2014
Are you afraid of implementing a lockout system?

Lockout is an essential component to eliminate accident risks by cutting out all hazardous energy sources from the equipment. You also need a lockout procedure, a reference document indicating a series of vital information such as the lockout work sequence and the unlocking procedure.

Lockout saves lives

Published on 8/14/2014
Lockout saves lives

Proper lockout ensures the safety of employees that operate equipment. The death rate is too high when the implemented system is defective.