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1 LOCK-OUT ISOLATION PROCEDURES David J Bromilow Drayton Manor Park - UK 22/09/2014.

2 Control of contractors As part of any contractor control on site you must identify safe systems of work on or about the rides and attractions as part of your overall contractor / sub-contractor and routine staff scheme. Lock out protocols will often fall into the permit to work system alongside, excavations, working at height and hot works for example. When selecting your contractor; Minimum documents required: Competency for works to be carried out References Safety policy Insurance provisions Risk assessments Method statements Safe system of work Sub contractor policy Licenses as required

3 Control of contractors This document would be issued to all approved contractors Contractor s policy document A typical park contractor policy would include the following sections as minimum requirements. Definitions General statement Duties Roles Induction training Accident reporting system Emergency procedures Fire prevention First aid Asbestos Barriers and fencing Cartridge operated tools Confined spaces Working at Height Hot work always on a permit system Isolation / Lock out provisions permit to work Compressed air Electrical equipment / safety Waste management Excavations Fragile materials Site housekeeping Lifting equipment Noise Personal protective equipment Safety signs and signals Risk assessment Site delivery Smoking / drugs and alcohol Street and pathway works Vehicle management Welfare facilities Work activities over, near or on water

4 Example Sections of contractors scheme Induction training Contractor s employees will be given induction training specific to the location such that they are alerted to site requirements and emergency procedures. The Contractor is responsible for providing his employees with appropriate information on the health and safety plan and any potential hazards and precautionary measures part of any contractor control on site you must identify safe systems of work on or about the rides and attractions as part of your overall contractor / sub-contractor and routine staff scheme. Confined spaces The Contractor must provide the park representative in charge of the contract with an appropriate method Statement before work takes place in the Confined Space. Method Statements must take account of all statutory regulations on Confined Spaces. Appropriate emergency procedures must be in place for all work in confined spaces.

5 Example Sections of contractors scheme First aid A suitable assessment should be carried out by the Contractor to determine an appropriate provision for First Aid. Where a site is remote from emergency medical services, contractors may need to make special arrangements to ensure appropriate transport is available. On a shared or multi-occupied site, employers can arrange for one employer to take responsibility for providing first-aid cover for all the workers. All employers should agree the arrangements and employees should be kept informed. Subject to negotiation, joint arrangements may be made between the Contractor and the park representative in charge of the contract to provide common cover, however the adequate provision of first-aid arrangements should not be assumed.

6 Example Sections of contractors scheme Working at height Suitable provision must be made to protect persons who work in situations where they are liable to fall. Such provisions may include:- guard rails; toe-boards; barriers; working platforms; personal suspension equipment; fall arrest equipment; safety nets and inflatable cushion's. Any precautions taken to prevent falls from height should be a result of a suitable and sufficient risk assessment and should be clearly defined in a method statement. The installation or erection of scaffolds and personal suspension equipment must be under the supervision of a competent person. The Contractor must comply with statutory regulations for Working at Height.

7 IAAPA Safety Committee Ride & Attraction Safety Management System Routine Safety Systems Typical examples of routine safety systems and procedures that would apply to ride and attraction maintenance and operations. Lock-out protocols Working at height Confined space working Lone working Staff welfare provisions Noise exposure and management Heat exposure and management Chemical handling and management Staff exposure to weather conditions Personal protective equipment requirement (P.P.E.) Waste oil and lubricant management Water safety (large water rides) Water quality testing and treatment

8 What is the purpose of a Lockout Procedure? What Is Hazardous Energy? Live or stored electricity Moving machine or equipment parts Often invisible Stored energy in equipment: Heat Gravity Pneumatic, hydraulic, air and water pressure Steam Chemical Hazardous Energy Injuries Thousands of injuries every year 80% of workers fail to turn off equipment Causes: Unexpected start-up Release of stored energy Failure to lock/tag out

9 What is the purpose of a Lockout Procedure? Key principles A procedure which will protect employees and contractors of the park from inadvertent operation of mechanical equipment, and energizing of electrical circuits, while performing work on, or in the immediate vicinity of, motordriven, electrical, or pressurized equipment. Lockouts will primarily be used on or about the Rides and Attractions at the park to isolate ride systems in whole or in part. Providing a safe system of work and to meet your legal requirements. In UK - as per H.A.S.A.W.A. Section 2 and P.U.W.E.R. regulation Check EU or your own legal framework. Lock out is a planned safety procedure which involves turning off the energy supply of equipment and machinery whilst maintenance and repairs are being carried out. This procedure protects workers from danger and from machinery (mainly ride systems) being set in motion.

10 Ride enclosure area: Typical application Landscape team

11 Ride enclosure area: Typical application Lift drive system adjustment

12 What is a Lockout Procedure? In general terms All park employees and contractors shall not work on or in ride enclosure areas, equipment, vessels, etc., which are not in a "zero" energy state. Many of the rides and attractions at our park expose employees and contractors to a variety of energy sources that can be hazardous. These sources include, but are not limited to, electrical circuits, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, and the forces of gravity. An unexpected or sudden release of any of these energy sources can expose employees to moving equipment, electrical shock, burns, or hazardous materials. For proper employee protection, exposure to all power sources and/or hazardous materials must be positively eliminated.

13 Responsibility to Lock out While it is the responsibility of the park to provide this policy, training and equipment required, the ultimate responsibility to recognize and secure all hazardous energy sources lies within each employee who might be required to apply or abide with the provisions of the policy. All park employees have the responsibility to immediately report all unsafe conditions to their supervisors or line managers. Locks and keys will be issued by the Park Operations Department. Each Park Department will maintain a master list of lock and key numbers for every lock issued. This list will be published, as well as revised, for Operations, engineering and facilities maintenance. Example: These locks will be identified by departmental colour coding as follows: Ride and Attractions Maintenance Team. Blue Ride & Attractions Operations Team. Red Facilities maintenance Green Contractors Yellow The Rides and Attractions Maintenance Department shall identify and label each energy isolating device for all Rides and Attractions that could pose a hazard if unexpectedly energized or started.

14 The Policy Overview Any park employee and/or contractors who are required to work in or around rides or any energized equipment must carry and use a lockout device and department identification padlock tag when performing any maintenance, inspection, and/or cleaning and adjusting of equipment.

15 Common definitions Zero energy state The state of equipment in which every power source that can produce movement of a part of the equipment, or the release of energy, has been rendered inactive. Affected employee An employee whose job requires him/her to operate or use a Ride or Attraction on which service or maintenance is being performed under lockout or whose job requires him/her to work in an area where such work is being performed. Authorized employee An employee who locks out Rides and Attractions in order to perform servicing, inspection or maintenance on the equipment. Energy isolating device A mechanical device that physically prevents that transmission or release of energy, including but not limited to the following: a manually-operated electrical circuit breaker; a disconnect switch; and any similar device used to block or isolate energy. Push buttons, selector switches, and other control devices are not energy isolating devices.

16 Common definitions Lockout A physical barrier and technique designed to isolate energy and prevent accidental start-up. Safety Lockout hasp, padlock and tag. Energized Connected to an energy source or containing residual or stored energy. Lock-out point Location of an energy isolating device. Restricted ride enclosure area A ride area within a rides operational zone where a person could come into contact with an operational ride system or a part of a system. Such as inside a roller coaster track area. Identification tag ID Tags identifying who (by name or department) has installed the lock-out device and padlock.

17 Lock out procedure The procedure must be followed when working on any energized equipment or entering a restricted ride enclosure area: Locate the Lockout point. Engage the lock-out device and padlock including identification tag. After the Lockout has been engaged but before activity commences, verify that all hazardous energy has been isolated and or released. This includes any other part of the ride system that could affect your safety if energised As people complete their work on the equipment, they must remove their lock and tag and disengage the lock-out device if other locks are not present. Important Note: The Lockout devices can accommodate several locks. NEVER depend on another person(s)/departments lock, they could return and remove it at any time without notification. ALWAYS engage your own lock and tag to the lock-out device

18 Lock out procedure If an employee or contractor has left his/her lock on a ride or attraction, every effort must be made to contact this person, and VERIFY his/her location. This contact can occur in person or via telephone - BUT MUST BE DONE! If contact cannot be made, a full inspection of the Ride or Attraction including all ride enclosure areas must be made and documented. The removal of a lockout device by any person other than the employee or contractor that applied the device must be approved by the Maintenance Manager and or the Park Operations Manager. The employee or contractor whose lockout device was removed must be informed of his/her lock being removed before resuming work. A master list and key information will be maintained by Park Operations, Ride and Attraction engineering and facilities maintenance, so that each device can be identified and removed should it be necessary. This information shall have limited access.

19 Lock out procedure The employee will be issued the only key for the lock. The lock and/or key are not transferable, and the lock is to be attached and removed only by the person to whom it was issued. Use of the lock for purposes other than lockout or use by someone other than the employee who was issued the lock, is prohibited. If a key to a lock seems to be lost beyond recovery, the person to whom the lock was assigned shall notify his/her supervisor and a replacement lock and key shall be issued.

20 Lock Out/Isolation - Where/What/How Clearly define the lock out locations What the lock out isolates Example: Flying Dutchman Type: Electrical Rotary Isolator Lockout point: Main hydraulic pump room / Operators booth Systems isolated: Hydraulic power pack and related lift and rotation systems The Bounty Type: Electrical Rotary Isolator Lockout point: Main distribution panel located in the operator s booth. Systems isolated: Drive unit, compressor and ride controls.

21 Thank you Questions?

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