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					               Forestry Equipment
                 Lockout Tagout
Locking Out Mechanical Equipment:
When maintenance is required on mechanical equipment or devices
powered by water, oil, gas, air, steam, or other energy sources, all
connected clutches, control levers, valves, cylinders, etc. will be locked and
tagged out by the operator and mechanic using the following procedure:
a. Notify supervisor.
b. Operator will close valves, relieve system pressure, drain system, etc.
Care must be taken to assure that a liquid energy source cannot enter
system through by-pass valves.
c. Put their own locks and tags on the device, equipment, or component.
d. Check to be certain a start of equipment will not jeopardize persons in
the area.
e. Activate the start button to make certain the equipment will not run.
f. Complete the work assignment. Replace all guards removed when work
is completed.
g. Remove locks and tags.
h. Notify supervisor when work is completed.

Locking Out Electrical Equipment:
When maintenance is required on equipment, devices, or components
powered by electricity the system will be locked or tagged out by the
operator and mechanic using the following procedure:
a. Notify supervisor.
b. Shut down equipment.
c. Put their own locks and tags on the equipment.
d. Pull breaker in the motor control center (MCC), using electrical
personnel assistance if necessary. Never use a
push button to lockout equipment.
e. After locking and tagging out, make sure the equipment is clear of any
personnel. Then try to start the equipment. If
the equipment does not start, proceed with work.
f. Complete the work assignment. Replace all guards removed when work
is completed.
g. Remove locks and tags.
h. Notify supervisor of job completion.

				
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