Lockout/Tagout procedures will vary from company to company, but when any instances of hazardous energy are present, workers can then go through the following six steps of the basic LOTO procedure:
Stored Energy Check
Where to Use LOTO Protocol
The unexpected energization of machines can seriously injure or even kill someone – it's critical that LOTO procedures are closely followed when dealing with hazardous energy. The following are some of the more common situations where LOTO is used.
Entering areas with moving machine parts
Fixing machines that are clogged, damaged, or missing parts
Performing electrical work
Employees that adhere to the business’ established Lockout/Tagout training and protocol will dramatically reduce their risk of energy release, and any subsequent injuries.
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)