YW General Wood Shop Safety | Unit 1h



Lockout and Tagout refer to the process of padlocking the power source on a piece of electrical equipment in the OFF position. This lock prevents you from turning on the power. This piece of equipment is then tagged with a card, indicating that it is not to be used until it is repaired.

This procedure is necessary so that someone can not accidentally turn the equipment ON while it is broken and potentially injure themselves or others.
Lockout and tagout should always be done on a piece of equipment before any repair is started. 




If you see a piece of electrical equipment in your shop that has a tag and a lock on the power source, it means the equipment is damaged and needing repair. After the repair has been completed, the tag and lock will be removed. Only your teacher can unlock a piece of damaged equipment.







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