Before beginning work on any machinery, be sure to read and familiarize yourself with the lockout/tagout procedure. This will help ensure that you are aware of the proper steps to take.
Shut down the machinery properly, following the manufacturer's instructions. This will help reduce the risk of accidental startup.
Make sure that the machinery is completely isolated from energy sources. This can be done by shutting off power to the machine, locking out energy sources, and/or tagging out equipment.
Lock out and tag out all energy sources to the machinery. This will help prevent accidental startup and injury.
5. Stored energy check
Check for any stored energy that may still be present in the machinery after shutdown. If any energy is found, take appropriate steps to release it safely.
6. Isolation verification
Verify that all energy sources have been properly locked out and tagged out. This will help ensure that the machine is safe to work on.