A large brewery with several sites needs a solution to neutralise machinery
and to secure energy sources and pipe valves in the off-position for increased safety
during maintenance. The customer requires this solution to be implemented at all
sites for a large number of teams, including specialised employees and contractors.
Brady proposes a complete Lockout/Tagout solution leading with unique
and innovative SafeKey padlocks that offer up to 700% more lock & key
combinations than traditional safety padlocks.
SafeKey padlocks feature a unique and innovative locking mechanism that offers
100 000+ key and lock combinations. With SafeKey, larger sets of unique key &
lock combinations are possible, with master keys for more team leaders and one
grandmaster key to open them all for the company Safety Manager.
In Lockout/Tagout, a proven safety procedure for machine and maintenance
interventions, the golden rule is that the professional doing the work removes the
lock when the intervention is done. This avoids premature activations of energy
sources and pipe valves which could cause serious injury. Only team leaders and
selected director level professionals are enabled to overrule after rigorous checking
as described in company safety procedures.
Brady can supply keyed alike locks for every relevant employee. These padlocks
cannot be opened by any colleague in the company, except by the team leader
with the master key, or by the company Safety Manager with the grandmaster key.
Thanks to the high number of lock & key combinations, we can outfit dozens of
teams with keyed different SafeKey locks, that can be opened by their teamleader’s
Brady’s Lockout/Tagout experts can help set up an elaborate key-plan that lists
all key and lock codes. This ensures no 2 locks will ever be the same, even after
additional SafeKey padlock orders.
In addition, Brady can supply its LINK360 safety software in which relevant
stakeholders on all sites can write, edit, approve, print or digitally access machine
specific Lockout/Tagout procedures.
When specialised teams are performing a machine intervention, team
members are now in control of their own safety. They can apply a specific
lockout device and lock it in place with their personal padlock to secure an energy
source or keep a pipe closed. They can also add their padlock to an ongoing
lockout if another team is already active in the area, knowing only they, their
manager or the company Safety Manager can remove their lock and reopen
any pipe or reactivate any machine.