Lockout tagout is a very difficult part of occupational safety and health. For most safety teams, even after establishing lockout tagout, which can be an incredibly difficult task by itself, the process of constantly monitoring and updating lockout tagout can be even more daunting than the initial set up. As such, many companies look for other options when it comes to the long term updating and maintenance of lockout tagout policies and procedures, to ensure they are always accurate and compliant.
Unfortunately, most of those options for monitoring, maintaining, and updating lockout tagout policies and procedures involve giving control away to a third party company. This means that if a relationship is severed, prices are renegotiated, or updates need to be made in real time, management is reliant on a third party that is not a part of the company. This reliance on others often is not something people are comfortable with.
But with potential updates needed anytime there is a change in personnel, machinery, floor layout, or facility location, there can be rather frequent changes needed. And that can present an issue for management and require that third party dependence. Fortunately, however, there is now another option. PF Safety has designed a web-based program, called Factory Solutions Software, which allows the company to upload and update lockout tagout policies and procedures in real time from anywhere there is an internet connection. It leaves the company in control of the procedures while giving oversight from a leading third party lockout tagout auditing firm.
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