I am currently updating some of our records and it has been brought to my attention that we should consider including a formal lockout/tag out procedure.
We have two production lines with large machinery. The machines can be powered down by the emergency stop switch and on the control panel. Currently if equipment needs to be repaired, we do a full power down of equipment and place a HOLD sign that notifies people that equipment is out of order and not to be used (SQF non-conforming equipment procedure).
I am wondering if this is the same as the lockout/tag out procedure??
PS. Anyone that has any resources for OHS (Canada/Ontario) would be greatly appreciated! We are a small company and I may be taking on some OHS...oh the joy.