Brady Safety Services
Visual Lockout Procedures

Close the gaps in your safety program using safe
and compliant visual lockout procedures

Elements of a Visual Lockout Procedure

There are a variety of components in a visual lockout tagout procedure that will help ensure your employees will get home safe. Use this helpful guide to determine what elements are required for compliance, and best practices to complete an even safer lockout procedure.


Best practice: Company logo


Best practice: Machine-specific equipment ID number


Required: Facility name, location, equipment name


Best practice: Number of lockout points


Best practice: The caution statement is where additional hazards and noteworthy information can be communicated


Best practice: Pictures of equipment


Required:While having corresponding energy source tags mounted on equipment and indicated on the lockout procedure is considered "best practice," lockout procedures are required to identify energy sources and magnitude. (OSHA1910.147(d)(1))


Required:Action steps to isolate energy and location of isolation points. These must include procedural steps for shutting down, isolating, blocking and securing equipment to control hazardous energy. They also must include steps for the use of lockout devices and their responsibility. 1910.147(c)(4)(ii)(B-C)


Required:Verification is required on every step of your lockout procedure. This is how your employees will know whether or not the energy source is truly isolated and at a zero energy state. 1910.147(c)(4)(ii)(D)


Required: Purpose, scope and enforcement of lockout tagout procedure must be included on Physical procedure. 1910.147(c)(4)(ii)


Required: A sequential procedure for shutdown, locking/tagging and testing must be included on the lockout procedure. 1910.147 App A


Required: A sequential procedure to restore equipment to service must be included on the lockout procedure. 1910.147 App

Sustain Your Visual Lockout Procedures with LINK360

To prepare you for sustainability and to drive consistency in our service, our engineers write all of your procedures using Brady’s LINK360 software. Take advantage of a seamless on-boarding experience to the platform, since your equipment and procedures will already be in place. Brady’s LINK360 software is a dynamic solution for managing visual safety procedures across your equipment, areas, sites, and enterprise as a whole.

Managing your library of visual safety procedures and the full life cycle of change in equipment and work practices can be challenging. LINK360 provides customers the following advantages over stand-alone documents or alternative solutions:

  • Digital templates allow for streamlined equipment change management
  • Centrally store and control all of your documents
  • Customize templates to suit the needs of your individual site or organizational standards
  • Perform, track, and report on annual audits or periodic inspections
  • Cloud-based software accessible across all your sites and your employees as needed
  • Mobile apps extend LINK360 to digitize and manage your program when away from your desk
Brady Smart Lockout

Brady’s Smart Lockout mobile app extends the visual safety procedures in LINK360 to mobile apps for technicians to review procedures and verify steps completed while performing lockouts.

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