Group lockout tagout is a lockout tagout method that involves multiple authorized personnel working together to perform maintenance or repairs on machines or equipment safely. The lockout tagout procedure thus involves using multiple lockout tagout devices, and the protocols can differ from the protocols in LOTO procedures that involve a single employee.
Typically, group LOTO procedures are more complex and require more coordination between members of a crew. These procedures can involve a single crew of multiple people, but they can also involve multiple crews. Tools like lockout tagout lock boxes and lockout tagout stations can help multiple employees coordinate and communicate with each other more effectively.