Safety Lockout Padlocks
When it comes to workers safety, the right padlocks are at the frontline. With the help of our bespoke safety lockout padlocks, your company can eliminate any chances of unwanted approaches and accidents during shutdown and maintenance works, while ensuring that productivity does not stop with the perfect padlock management system.
For secure lockouts, we recommend choosing the right safety lockout padlocks.
These padlocks allow workers to control and protect their people and equipment from accidents and injury.
Besides doors, padlocks are a great way to limit access to areas that require the use of dangerous equipment. If you’re not familiar with a lockout system, it means that an individual can’t work with machinery unless they pass a safety check by a qualified supervisor.
In short, a lockout system prevents workers from accidentally switching on a machine while someone is working on it. The safest way to ensure the safety of your employees is to use keyed alike locks. The benefit of using keyed alike locks is that they can be used to prevent different types of lockout. Here are some utilitarian examples of padlocks across private, industrial and public sectors;
Types of Lockout Padlocks
Our padlocks are available in a variety of sizes, colors, materials, numbers, and lettering- to choose from depending on their application.
The digital padlocks often come with audible warning systems, so employees working in noisy environments know when they are safe to re-enter. Changing the locks is easy and fast, so making adjustments in the workplace is simple.
● One Time Use
To keep the staff from entering unsafe workspaces, one-time use padlocks are great options.
● Keyed Padlocks
Our lockout pads are designed to provide a temporary barrier so that employees of the store cannot get back in. They are typically used for utility or janitorial areas and made from either steel or aluminum and can be either keyed or combination locks.
● Master Keyed Padlocks
Master keyed padlocks offer you complete control on a workplace. Keyed alike padlocks are a great option for small businesses with a small staff where many employees will have the same access rights. However, if your company needs strict security, you should consider a master keyed padlock.
● Colored Padlocks
Lockout Tagout safety padlocks systems use color to create a visual identifications coding. They come in different colors for easy identification. According to OSHA’s 1910.47 Control of Hazardous Energy lockout standard for padlocks, every company with hazardous areas and lockout system requires defining and keep color coded padlocks.
● Shackle Variations
Our tagged padlocks with shackle design are safe and used in a variety of locations. In case you require locking hard to reach areas in your establishment, the shackle type lockouts are a great fit; they offer a wide range of shackle lengths.
Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Padlocks
Refer to our Padlock Catalogue for choosing the padlock you are looking for. But before, here are some factors to consider before making an order.
Bronze padlocks are the most common type of padlock. They are made of a hard, corrosion resistant material and they can be easily cut with bolt cutters. Bronze padlocks are good for high-traffic areas.
Steel padlocks are also a popular choice for high-traffic areas because they are crafted of a harder material and are more difficult to cut with bolt cutters. Steel padlocks are more expensive, but they do reduce downtime. Another popular lockout padlock is a laminated padlock. Other materials include; Die Cast, Laminated Brass or Steel, Solid Aluminum, Zinc.
Additionally, check the shackle material since they are often different from the rest of the lock.
Choosing the material, size and features of the padlock highly depends on the environment it is going to be used;
● Harsh industrial spaces
● Keying Type
Based on the application and safety standards at your workplace, define the keying types;
● Keyed Alike
● Keyed Different
● No Cylinder
In case you need further assistance to choose your padlocks, contact us and we will provide all the information you’d require.
Lockout or lock-in? One of the most important safety protocols in any workplace is the use of a lockout system. Do not underestimate the importance of lockout pads and what your needs may be. Place an order and securely lock your space with our Raah Safety Lockout Systems.