Toolbox Talk 2015 Energy Isolation
What is energy isolation? • What are the four basic steps for isolating energy? • Identify the energy source(s) • Isolate the energy source(s) • Lock and Tag the energy source(s) • Prove that the equipment isolation is effective • What are the sources of energy that you may need to isolate to perform your job? Energy Isolation
As a worker … • Understand the isolations that protect you from danger • Confirm with the Supervisor or the Person in Charge of the work that isolations are in place • Confirm with the Supervisor or the Person in Charge of the work that it is safe to start work Energy Isolation How do you apply these rules at your worksite?
As a Supervisor or Person in Charge … • Confirm isolation is in place, for example, lock switches, separate pipe with spades, or lock access doors • Confirm no stored energy or other dangers remain • Confirm that it is safe to start work Energy Isolation … How do you apply these rules at your worksite?
Know the procedures for isolating energy in your worksite • Know the equipment and systems that require isolation in your worksite • Apply the procedures properly and help make sure your coworkers do as well. • If you know how to recognize and properly isolate energy … tell, and if you don’t know … ASK. Your family and friends are waiting for you. Conclusion