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#114293 - 02/17/03 01:18 AM Swedish Lock-out Tag-out  
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This is in the same building as our office. Someone has put a tag on a piece of equipment warning that it shouldn't be used. He or she also put a padlock on the emergency disconnect. There's just one little problem...

(In case you were wondering, "Nödströmbrytare" means emergency disconnect in Swedish.)


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#114294 - 02/17/03 02:16 AM Re: Swedish Lock-out Tag-out  
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i wondering if they put the padlock to keep it on all the time i can see the box with handle with lever up to on postion and lock it on all the time to prevent anyone to turn off the power by mistake i see it some in both usa and france locations

P.S. i belive the code do allow to keep it lock for specal reason i dont rember it is fall under section 200 or 450 ( 96code)

merci marc

Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

#114295 - 02/18/03 08:02 PM Re: Swedish Lock-out Tag-out  
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Reno,Nv., USA
Frenchie- I believe that whether you can lock the disconnect in the "on" position depends upon whether there is overcurrent protection at, or next to, the disconnect. I see a lot of such "lock-ons" at service entrances, just before the meters/panels.

#114296 - 02/19/03 03:29 PM Re: Swedish Lock-out Tag-out  
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Well, I'm certain this wasn't intended as a lock-in. The trolley hoist (Is that the right word? It's used to lift cargo and move it along a rail) it controls has been hit by trucks repetedly, which has meant that the rail is severly damaged. Someone inspected it a few months ago and decided that it shouldn't be used. When I saw that someone had put a lock on it I thought "Great", but a moment later went [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

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