OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 15 Managing the Control of Hazardous Energy

Section 214 Securing by individual workers

(1) Once all energy-isolating devices have been activated to control hazardous energy in accordance with section 212(1), an employer must ensure that a worker involved in work at each location requiring control of hazardous energy secures each energy-isolating device with a personal lock.

(2) Once each energy-isolating device is secured as required by subsection (1), the worker must verify that the hazardous energy source has been effectively isolated.

(3) If more than one worker is working at each location requiring hazardous energy to be controlled,

(a) each worker must attach a personal lock to each energy-isolating device, and

(b) the first worker applying a lock must verify that the hazardous energy source has been effectively isolated.

(4) If a worker who has placed a personal lock is reassigned before the work is completed, or the work is extended from one shift to another, an employer must ensure that

(a) another worker, authorized by the employer to do so, attaches a personal lock to the energy-isolating device prior to removal of the reassigned or departing worker’s lock, or

(b) there is an effective and orderly transfer of control of the reassigned or departing worker’s lock.

(5) An employer must ensure that each personal lock used has a unique mark or identification tag on it to identify the worker to whom the lock is assigned.

(6) An employer must ensure that the name of the worker to whom a personal lock or identification tag is assigned is readily available during the time a hazardous energy source is isolated.

(7) Upon completing the work requiring isolation of hazardous energy, an employer must ensure that the machinery, equipment or powered mobile equipment is returned to operation in accordance with section 215.3.