Lockout Safety Regulatory Guidance
Hazardous Energy regulations and standards outline the requirements for isolation procedures and risk controls. The high-risk nature of work in this area means that appropriate regulations and standards should be followed to prevent injuries in your workplace.
The following standards can be referred to for safe guidelines:
AS/NZS - Safe working on or near low-voltage electrical installations and equipment. This standard provides a framework around the isolation of potential energy sources and the elimination of potential hazards.
AS 4024.1603-2016 - Safety of machinery - Design of controls, interlocks and guards - Prevention of unexpected start-up. This Standard details the requirements for the "Prevention of unexpected start-up" of equipment.
Australian work health and safety regulations 2011 - The WHA regulations (Part 4.7)outline specific requirements pertaining to Electrical Safety and Energise Electrical Work. Managing Risks of Plant in Workplace - Code of Practice 2016, Safe Work Australia.
Coal mining safety and health regulation 2011
Part 4 Electrical Activities, Equipment and Installations
Part 10 plant- Outlines the requirements for standard operating procedures for safety and controlling risks of unplanned energy releases.
Note- The above content is provided as a guide only and businesses should check with their local State or Territory regulatory authority for full details on energy isolation standards relevant to them.
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