Appropriate procedures are required to achieve an acceptable level of risk when persons are working on plant/equipment. Different tasks are involved in working with energy sources (electrical, mechanical, fluid/gas etc) however, the basic procedures for reducing risks are similar.
A variety of Regulations, Standards, Codes of Practice and Guidelines exist to implement tag and lockout procedures when working on plant/equipment. With relatively minor changes in terminology, for example substituting mechanical for electrical, most will provide adequate guidelines for working with all forms of powered plant/equipment. In addition, a common set of procedures across trades and power types should lessen the risk of misunderstanding when implementing the procedures.
Electrical, Mechanical, Fluid or gas powered plant work
SNOWIK will ensure that any repair, maintenance and installation of electrical, mechanical and fluid or gas powered plant/equipment is conducted in accordance with relevant legislation, regulation, standards and industry codes of practice.
SNOWIK will provide appropriate training for any staff required to repair, maintain or install this plant/equipment and will require any subcontractors repairing, maintaining or installing plant/equipment to likewise have appropriate training and certification.
Tag and lockout during repair, maintenance and installation
The procedures set out in Snowik Plant Isolation – Safety Tag and Lock-Out Procedure will govern the isolation of electrical, mechanical, fluid or gas powered plant/equipment during repair, maintenance and installation at works.