Solution: Make Lockout/Tagout available where it matters
Brady presented highly customisable shadowboards to keep Lockout/Tagout highly
visible in the workplace. 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.
5 shadowboards were requested, 4 for specific factory areas, and 1 more as a
central maintenance board. Brady first delivered drawings to enable customer
feedback, approval and sign-off. Boards had to include shadows for padlocks in
various colour codes, for lockout devices to block gate wheel valves, ball valves,
butterfly valves, circuit breakers, and industrial plugs, and for accessories including
lockboxes and hasps. Holders to include several Lockout Tags were also included.
Each shadowboard is 1.4 metres high and 2.7 metres wide, and consists of 90 cm
wide panels. The board has rounded corners, and was made out of 8 mm thick