Some areas of occupational safety and health are easier to manage and maintain than others. And

while the ease or difficulty with which your company handles various areas of occupational

safety and health can vary greatly depending upon what industry you are in and the expertise of

your safety team members, some areas are difficult across the board. And of these, almost no one

would argue that lockout tagout is not the most difficult area of occupational safety and health to

both establish policies and procedures for and to monitor long term.

The difficulty of lockout tagout stems from the multitude of moving parts involved in lockout

tagout policies and procedures. No two facilities will ever have the same lockout tagout

procedures, as they need to be extremely specific to the machinery, the facility, and the personnel

operating said machinery. Further, the layout of the machinery within the facility can also impact

the lockout tagout procedures. And while this is obviously a lot to contend with when

establishing the policies and procedures, it can be a nightmare to monitor and update as changes

within the facility happen or as machinery is upgraded, expanded, or simply moved.

To help you contend with the seemingly endless moving parts and potential need for changes to

these policies and procedures, we have created a web based program for monitoring and

updating lockout tagout policies and procedures which is monitored by a leading lockout tagout

third party auditing firm. Our Factory Solutions Software is fully scalable, fully customizable,

can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection, and gives the peace of mind of

working with an industry leader in this difficult to navigate area of occupational safety and


If you have any questions about your lockout tagout policies and procedures or about our Factory

Solutions Software, please contact us. If you have anything else to add about the difficulty of

establishing and monitoring lockout tagout policies and procedures, please leave a comment.