LT: Machinery Safety: Lockout Tagout Procedure

Electrical and Mechancal Maintenance Safely and LOTO Procedure

Last edit: 15/09/2023


The Lockout Tagout methodology is of Anglo-Saxon origin and more exactly is required by the American OSHA.

It consists in disconnecting and padlocking all the energy sources of the machinery to ensure safety during maintenance.

The methodology integrates well with the requirements of CEI 11-27 on off-voltage electrical works; moreover it should be applied to both mechanical and electrical maintenance, since the dangers of unexpected movements of a machine also derive from the presence of hydraulic or pneumatic energy.



GT Engineering conducts training courses and implementation programs for the LOTO procedure.

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