Lockout - WebTMA 7

Path: Organization > Task > Lockout

Lockout is a safety procedure that must be followed to ensure that dangerous machines are properly shut off and cannot be started again prior to completion of maintenance or repair work. For example, if work is being done on high-voltage equipment, a Lockout/Tagout procedure is followed at the electrical panel to prevent other Technicians from re-energizing the Equipment while it is being worked on.

The procedure requires that hazardous energy sources be "isolated and rendered inoperative" before work is started on the item. The power sources are locked, and a tag is placed on the lock identifying the worker who placed it. The worker holds the key for the lock ensuring that only he or she can remove the lock and allow the machine to be started. This prevents accidental startup of a machine while it is in a hazardous state or while a worker is in direct contact with it.

Lockout/Tagout is used across industries as a safe method of working on hazardous equipment and is mandated by law in some countries. Users with the appropriate authority can record these procedures in WebTMA. Lockout Procedures are selected from the Lock-Out field on the item's Identity Tab and printed with related Work Orders. These procedures are established using Organization > Task > Lockout.

How to Add Lockout Procedures

Path: Organization > Task > Lockout

Lockout procedures are recorded on the separate Organization > Task > Lockout window. From the window:

  1. Select Add on the WebTMA toolbar.
  2. Assign a Code to the procedure.
  3. Enter an identifying Name for the procedure.
  4. Mark the Risk Level radio button that is appropriate.
  5. Enter the Lock-out Procedure instructions in the free-form text field.
  6. Choose Save on the WebTMA toolbar.

When you add or edit a Lockout record, the Show Audit History is automatically updated when you save changes.

How to Apply Lockout Procedures

Path: Organization > Equipment > Records / IdentityTab–Additional Information Section

Path: Organization > Biomed > Records / Identity Tab–Details Section

Path: Organization > Area > Records / Identity Tab–General Information Section

You can specify a Lockout procedure on Equipment, Biomed, and Area records in Add or Edit mode; the process is the same. The following instructions outline how to edit a record.

  1. Locate the item or Area record.
  2. Select Edit on the WebTMA toolbar.
  3. Locate the Lock-out # field.
  4. Select the applicable procedure.
  5. Choose Save on the WebTMA toolbar.

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