Len Cicero is the current technical committee chairperson for CSA
Z460-12, The Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout and Other Methods.
In addition, Len developed the complete training program for for
CSA on the Lockout Standard and delivered it across Canada in 2005.
This was Canada's first Lockout standard.
Len has also conducted presentations and technical papers to thousands
of workers at various health and safety conferences on Lockout and has
developed machine and process specific Lockout Procedures (Placards)
for several companies across Canada.
Bellow are the services we provide regarding Lockout:
onsite training that is tailored to your company. Included are hands-on
The workers are trained specific to your company’s lockout
program. All training is based on CSA Z460-13.
Training covers all aspects of lockout including - criteria for
lockout devices, individual lockout, Group lockout, change of shift
procedures, and lockout device and tag removal when worker is absent.
Each participant receives a certificate upon successful completion.
- Courses range from 2 hour to half day sessions.
- Customized training is available on the application of "Other
Methods" for control of hazardous energy.
Lenco will provide a complete assessment and gap analysis of your current safety lockout program.This helps in ensuring compliance with current standards (CSA Z460 and OHS Regulations).
Work practices are observed through employee interviews, job shadows to compare to CSA Z460.
In addition, a review of polices and procedures. This is followed
by a full report including detailed recommendations.
Lenco offers complete program development for all industries, including
manufacturing, health care, educational, institutional, service
sector, commercial and construction.
Lenco will work with management and workers to develop
a workplace electrical safety program that is not only comprehensive,
meets current needs and standard, but also is practical itself that
your workers will follow it. Moreover is incorporated into the overall
OHS management system.
Lenco recommends following these steps in the development
and in maintaining your program.
PLAN: An organization selects an appropriate
industry standard with which it wants to comply. The elements
of the standard form a framework of requirements around which
an OHS program can be built.
DO: The organization then populates the
selected standard framework with comments and reference documents
to create a "living document" that gives the real-time
OHS program status (single location where all current relevant
OHS program information is maintained)
CHECK: In order to determine compliance
with the standard and/or to do a gap analysis to identify continuous
improvement opportunities the standard framework is linked to
an audit tool. The outcome of an audit or gap analysis is a
list of recommendations (areas for continuous improvement) that
are then tied back to the "living document" (content
in the framework).
ACT: Based on the audit or gap analysis
recommendations the organization then needs to take corrective
action to improve program performance and update the "living
document". All corrective actions are also logged to provide
an audit trail and to record documented proof of due diligence.
IMPROVE: Drive continuous improvement by
repeating this process.
Lenco supplies lockout placards for company's who use
visual aids to promote safety, adhere to CSA Z460 compliance,
maintain process control and reduce equipment down time.
The placards serve as full time "on-line" instructors,
identifying what needs to be done through smart and clever graphics
rather than complicated instructions. Training new or temporary
help becomes a chore of the past because each visual aid is staged
where it's needed and permanently secured.
Lenco we have the technical skills, the resources and the
flexibility to do the job right. We understand the critical functions
and characteristics of industrial equipment and processes. That's
why we can create effective signage that promotes safety and reduces
Lenco will provide an on-site survey of your process
machine Line according to standards established with CSA Z460 "The
Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout and Other Methods". The
survey will identify primary and secondary hazardous energy locations,
with specific information as to where lockout devices are located,
what the lockout device de- energizes, and how to verify the energy
was removed. In addition, stored energies and their control will
also be identified. All this information is to be displayed on an "Energy
Control Procedure Inventory Form" or Placard.
Control Procedure Inventory Form"
Each survey will be generated into a Microsoft Word format for
ease of distribution and modification.
Each inventory form will
be constructed in column format, identifying both primary and secondary
energy sources, the energy magnitude, its location, what part of
the equipment it isolates, the lockout procedure and the verification.
Digital photos and a CAD or layout drawing shall be used to identify
the energy-isolating points. This is so the reader can easily identify
and locate the lockout points.
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