What is the purpose of lockout tagout during electrical maintenance?

A proper electrical lockout tagout procedure can help ensure the safety of maintenance and repair personnel. The procedure is meant to effectively prevent the accidental or unexpected re-energization of machines or equipment. By locking out the sources of hazardous energy, employees are protected from accidents that can cause injury or even, in some cases, death.

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