Equipment isolation

Equipment isolation – Ensure and verify proper energy isolation

At simplest, equipment isolation can mean disconnecting the electric power cord plug from the wall socket before carrying out maintenance work on the equipment. Equipment isolation ensure that we do not mix or leak unwanted energies that might cause severe damage.

In our operations we need to manage and isolate several different kinds of hazardous energies such as hazardous chemicals, heat or pressure. All isolations require specific procedures, marking and personal protection. Non-compliance with the procedures could lead to a severe incident such as injury, leak or product mix.

Therefore you must always verify that energy is isolated properly and protect yourself and the environment from the hazardous energy.