Lockout tagout is governed by OSHA Standard 1910.147. This standard is one of the most

difficult to properly implement and maintain. For that reason, many companies hire third party

lockout tagout specialty firms to create and monitor their lockout tagout procedures. The costs,

however, can be quite sizable. Further, the company must give control of the lockout tagout

procedures to a third party, and such must be constantly in contact with the third party to ensure

all required changes are documented.

Other companies attempt to maintain the procedures in-house. And while this will certainly cut

down on the bottom line, it can open the company up to unnecessary risks. Unless there is a team

member with an extensive understanding of lockout tagout, it becomes a huge burden to

maintain and monitor those procedures, if they are even properly created.

Fortunately, there is now an option which gives the strength and protection of a premier lockout

tagout third party auditing firm without requiring the company to give up control of the

procedures. This new option is our Factory Solutions Software; a web-based program which

allows you to update your lockout procedures anywhere there is an internet connection. Factory

Solutions is fully customizable, fully scalable, and is reviewed by a premier lockout tagout

auditing firm. It truly gives you the best of both worlds.

If you have any questions about updating your company’s lockout tagout procedures our about

how our Factory Solutions Software can help you, please contact us. If you have anything to add

about updating lockout tagout policies and procedures, please leave a comment.