Keeping your facility’s lockout/tagout procedures updated and accurate can be challenging, especially as your facility changes equipment and staffing. It’s an overlooked part of the audit process that updating, reprinting, and reinstalling the latest version of laminated graphical procedures takes time and money.
Digitizing lockout/tagout procedures can make them easier to access and manage. You’ll also get access to tools and resources that help your safety team operate and maintain your lockout/tagout programs.
You don’t need to digitize your procedures alone. Rockwell Automation has taken digitizing lockout/tagout procedures to the next level with our digital lockout/tagout software tool, ScanESC™.
ScanESC is designed to simplify lockout/tagout and give management and other authorized users quick and easy access to historical data, employee audits, procedural updates, and other features. Let’s take a closer look at how it can help your facility take control of lockout/tagout to stay compliant and keep employees safe.
How Digital Lockout/Tagout Procedures Work
With ScanESC, every piece of equipment has a QR Code adhered to or installed on the machine. Employees can scan the QR Code using a smartphone, tablet, or mobile device for instant access to audit procedures and related documentation. This confirms that nothing ever gets lost, and employees can always have the most up-to-date lockout/tagout procedures when they need them.
Additionally, digital lockout/tagout procedures give safety managers, supervisors, and other authorized users access to a dashboard that houses statistics, analytics, and historical data for equipment and employees.
Benefits of Digitizing Your Lockout/Tagout Procedures
The goal of transitioning to digital lockout/tagout procedures is to simplify lockout/tagout deployment, administration, and compliance.
Here are some reasons manufacturing and other facilities are turning to digital lockout/tagout procedures.
The primary goal of lockout/tagout is to reduce the number of accidents incurred when a piece of equipment is being serviced. In addition, digital lockout/tagout procedures are easy to access and update. This will help ensure that your employees are kept out of harm’s way and reduce the number of accidents in your facility.
With a digital lockout/tagout procedure, safety managers can perform audits more accurately and efficiently using a tablet or smartphone. You can also reduce your audit workload by eliminating the need to maintain and update hard copies of the lockout/tagout procedures.
The initial investment of digitizing your lockout/tagout procedures will save your company money over time. In addition, you will be able to make updates in real-time and view audit reports immediately so that you can make changes quickly and confirm that you are always in compliance.
Use ScanESC’s web portal to make real-time updates to your procedures, enabling everyone to access updates as soon as they happen. This can eliminate confusion and make it easier for your safety team to improve your lockout/tagout procedures. Plus, safety teams can manage and demonstrate real-time compliance.
Easy to access
With enhanced cloud capabilities and availability on Apple, Android, and Windows devices, ScanESC is easily accessible. Use a phone, tablet, or web portal to run audits, update lockout/tagout procedures, check the history of a piece of equipment, and manage users. In addition, all authorized users have immediate access to procedural updates as they happen.
View machine and employee audit data
Keep all your audit data in one secure location. This includes machine audit data as well as employee audit data. For example, you can easily access a machine’s lockout/tagout status, total downtime, user’s location, procedures, and historical data on equipment status.
Full control over auditing
With digital lockout/tagout software, you’re in the driver’s seat when determining what you want to include in your audit. You can add customized questions, specific employee audit assignments, and annual completion dates by procedure to give authorized users and managers a clear overview of your lockout/tagout procedures and history.
See your lockout/tagout data at a glance with advanced analytics and reporting. ScanESC gives you access to extensive historical data to make informed business decisions about a piece of equipment or updates that you need to make to your lockout/tagout procedures.
Access to new features
ScanESC is regularly updated to keep up with the dynamic needs of facilities. Every user has immediate access whenever a new feature is added to the platform.
Ready to Digitize Your Lockout/Tagout Procedures?
Get rid of bulky, time-consuming paperwork and ensure you are always compliant by digitizing your lockout/tagout procedures.
ScanESC makes managing and executing your lockout/tagout program and compliance seamless and effortless. Learn more about our digital lockout/tagout options.