When pieces of machinery and the energy sources they run on — such as electricity, steam, gas and compressed air — pose a potential hazard to workers, you must put safety lockout systems in place by using approved lockout/tagout devices.
Construction Fasteners and Tools appreciates the all-important safety precautions workers must take when working on electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and other forms of machinery and industrial equipment — including fans, gears, saws, conveyor belts and presses. Disconnecting the equipment and making sure it’s isolated from its energy source is only part of the process. Making sure it’s not reconnected and energized is the other crucial part of the lockout/tagout procedure.
To help maintenance and repair workers safely complete their tasks, we make sure to stock a large inventory of lockout devices and equipment.
A lockout procedure typically follows five steps, including disconnecting the piece of equipment from its power source, making sure it’s not reconnected, verifying that it is without power, grounding or short-circuiting in the case of electrical equipment and providing protection from nearby live equipment.
Importantly for Canadian workers, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety — or CCOHS — requires that approved lockout/tagout devices are used in accordance with Canadian standard CSA Z460-13, which covers the “Control of Hazardous Energy — Lockout and Other Methods.”
In accordance with CSA Z460-13, we offer portable lock boxes, safety padlocks, circuit breaker lockouts, an assortment of lockout hasps, rotating electrical plug lockouts and even safety fencing.
Our metal lock box and steel lockout hasps from name brands such as Master Lock, North Safety and Brady allow multiple workers to each lock a safety padlock in place. This process prevents the removal of the hasp or opening of the lock box until every last one of the padlocks has been opened and removed.
With Construction Fasteners and Tools, you can always put your workers' safety first. We carry a full line of safety equipment, including lockout/tagout devices that are compliant with CCOHS standards.
What’s more: Our staff is dedicated to customer service. If you have questions about any safety equipment, we want to hear from you. Just contact us, and we’ll get you the informed answers you need to make smart decisions about all of your construction and safety equipment needs.
In addition, with Construction Fasteners and Tools, you'll get to enjoy the 24/7 convenience of shopping, ordering and paying securely online. Plus, you'll get free shipping on all orders over $99.