If you’ve ever been tasked with creating energy control procedures (aka lockout procedures) then you know it can be a pretty taxing activity, especially if you’re starting from scratch or are new to the process.
OSHA says that at a minimum, each procedure must include the following information:
- A specific statement of the intended use of the procedures
- Specific procedural steps for shutting down, isolating, blocking, and securing your machines or equipment to control hazardous energy
- Specific procedural steps for the placement, removal, and transfer of lockout devices and the responsibility for them
- Specific requirements for testing a machine or equipment to determine and verify the effectiveness of lockout devices or tagout devices, and other energy control measures
And this is in addition to providing basic information about each piece of equipment like what kind of equipment it is, where it’s located, procedure creation dates, etc.
At this point you might be wondering how on earth you’re going to get all of that information into a usable format that’s clear, concise and that provides all the information needed for employees to stay safe while working on equipment.
That’s where our new Energy Control Procedure template can help!
Our new template, which can be customized to your needs, provides an easy to use format to help get your procedure writing process started and moving in the right direction.
Whether you’re brand new to the procedure writing process and are looking for a place to start or are a seasoned professional who’s looking to upgrade existing procedures, our energy control template is for you.