Lockout / Tagout Safety Program


Lockout / Tagout Safety Program

Table of Contents

  1. Purpose
  2. Scope
  3. Definitions
  4. Key responsibilities
  5. Procedure
  6. Devices
  7. Specific energy control procedures
  8. Specific sequence for application of energy control
  9. Preparation for shutdown
  10.  Machine or equipment shutdown
  11. Machine or equipment isolation
  12.  Lockout/tagout devices and application
  13. Stored energy and the possibility of reaccumulation
  14. Verification of isolation
  15. Procedures for handling multiple groups of workers involved in a group lockout
  16. Release from lockout/tagout
  17. Removal of locks
  18. Contractors
  19. Periodic inspections of the energy control procedure
  20. Employee training
  21. Retraining
  22. Training documentation
  23. Specific equipment lockout procedures
  24. Sample tag
  25. Isolation log
  26. Annual audit of the control of hazardous energy program

Lockout / Tagout Safety Program

Chapter Section


The purpose of this program is to establish procedures for affixing appropriate lockout/tagout equipment to energy isolating devices and to otherwise disable machines or equipment to prevent unexpected energization, start up or release of stored energy to prevent injury or incident.


This program covers the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment where the unexpected energization or startup of the machine or equipment, or the release of stored energy could cause an incident. This program establishes minimum performance requirements for the control of such hazardous energy.   When work is performed on a nonowned or operated site, the operator’s program shall take precedence, however, this document covers YOUR COMPANY NAME employees and contractors and shall be used on owned premises, or when an operator’s program doesn’t exist or is less stringent.