Creating policies and procedures for lockout tagout is never an easy task. Based on OSHA Standard 1910.147, lockout tagout procedures have very specific requirements, are different at every facility, and need to be created in such a way that they are easy to monitor and update. This creates a very daunting task; especially since OSHA Standard 1910.147 is extremely convoluted and difficult to understand.
Because these procedures are so difficult to create, many companies hire third party lockout tagout auditing firms such as premierfactorysafety.com to help them create their procedures. And while this helps them to ensure that the procedures are correctly created, it also leaves the company with procedures they may not know how to properly monitor and update. So some companies then hire the third party auditing firm on indefinitely to monitor the procedures for them, making relevant changes.
But lockout tagout procedures may need to be changed any time the machinery is changed, the facility is updated, or the personnel change. This creates a situation where procedures can be very fluid and even with the help of a third party, changes, and relevant updates can be missed.
To help with this, we have created Factory Solutions Software. This software allows you to create, monitor, and update your procedures electronically on our website. It is accessible anywhere there is an internet connection, it is fully scalable, fully customizable, and will warn you if there are any issues with the policies and procedures. This allows you or any designees to update the procedures as needed with the peace of mind knowing that a leading lockout tagout auditing firm is behind you.
If you have any questions about updating lockout tagout policies and procedures or about our Factory Solutions Software, please contact us. If you want to add anything about the importance of properly updating policies and procedures for lockout tagout, please leave a comment.
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