Whenever a person/persons is working on an installation or equipment where a safe system of work is required. When this work is other than the normal operation of the equipment, such as fault finding, maintenance or repair an increased level of risk is created.
The lockout tag out system is to be incorporated in all work practices to help reduce this risk.
Prior to commencing work on equipment all sources of hazard/energy and their isolation points are to be identified. Possible sources include;
Each person performing work is to be made aware of isolation points and is to effectively lockout or control all energy sources affecting their work: this allows for group lockout procedures, with an individually keyed lock and tags.
Be sure to implement a Safety Lockout tag out plan for your business. Save your staff, litigation and damage to property.
source: University of Queensland OH&S