EC Directive Maintenance

Lockout – and Tagout systems are used for the backup of deactivated industrial machinery and equipment during repair and maintenance work as of well known supplier of locking systems and labelling products as well as services, macro ID to find a wide range of durable and user-friendly maintenance and locking systems for the most mechanical and electrical hazards. Lockout – and Tagout systems are designed for a planned security measures. They are used for securing of deactivated industrial machinery and equipment during repair and maintenance work. The macro inform the interlocks and safety signs IDENT that the locked and secured system not be allowed. You should protect employees from hazards, by running machines or electronic power go out. Annually, thousands of employees in work-related accidents are injured severely or critically during repair or maintenance of industrial plants and machinery.

Many of these accidents are through uncontrolled release of energy causes. In Europe, legal regulations prescribe the switch off and “Shut-off” (backup) against accidental re-activation of energy sources during maintenance or repair of machines. The EC Directive 89/655 pretends “Minimum requirements for health and safety in the use of work equipment by workers at work”. Article 3 the employer transfers the duty to make that their use “the security and the health and safety of workers are guaranteed”, the work equipment or to take appropriate measures, “the risks to minimize”. In annex I to this directive, 2.14 is determined under point that “any means of working with clearly visible devices must be equipped, with which it can be separated by any single energy source”. All offered Lockout / Tagout systems the macro id correspond to the current EC directives and also the OSHA standard. The Munich-based company offers also training DVDs for security be on wearing and staff. More Information: Macro IDENT AutoID Technology Center, 82008 Unterhaching, Bussard Street 24, TEL. 089-615658-28, FAX 089-615658-25,, contact sales: Angelika Wilke, press contact: Magdalena Hofer.

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