Solution: Customisable master shadowboard
Brady proposed a custom master shadowboard to create the desired visibility for
ongoing lockout maintenance. The master shadowboard was installed as a pilot in
one of our customer’s major warehouses.
Shadowboards make Lockout/Tagout considerably more efficient, by clearly
showing employees and contractors which tools they need to retrieve, and where
they need to store them after servicing a machine. After a trial period, the master
shadowboard was finetuned and presented as a starting point to our customer’s
other warehouses. Brady customised the master version to accommodate sitespecific
needs when required.
Each shadowboard is 1.4 metres high and consists of 90 cm wide panels. The
board has rounded corners, and was made out of 8 mm thick white plexiglass.
These large boards, that can span one or several panels, include ‘shadows’ of every
Lockout/Tagout padlock, device and accessory used in a specific workplace area.
All corresponding Lockout/Tagout tools are added to the board. Shadowboards
make it very easy and efficient for employees to retrieve the tools they need, and to
bring them back after servicing a machine. They also very visible in the workplace
and serve as a constant reminder to keep safety top of mind.