Targeting site and facilities managers and electrical engineers, RS-branded series of lockouts, lockout kits and lockout stations offers durable safety equipment

RS Components (RS) has announced that it is extending its portfolio of high-quality RS-branded safety products with a range of lockouts, lockout kits and lockout stations for a variety of site safety management applications, including isolating sensitive electrical or hydraulic equipment, which enables safe maintenance without risking damage to people or machinery.

Workers can be seriously or even fatally injured if machinery they are servicing or maintaining unexpectedly energises, starts up or releases stored energy. Lockout tag-out (LOTO) is a range of procedures that can safeguard employees from these dangers during servicing or maintenance activities. Lockout devices hold energy-isolation devices in a safe or off position, providing protection against machines or equipment becoming energised. Tag-out devices are warning devices that authorised employees fasten to energy-isolating devices to warn them not to reenergise the machine during servicing or maintenance.

The RS-branded LOTO products include an extensive range of equipment suitable for isolating electrical equipment, including lockouts to close-off electrical panels, circuit breakers, switches, and other devices targeting ball and gate valves for hydraulic application.

Key to the range are three handy portable lockout kits: the Lockout Starter Kit contains a variety of lockouts suitable either for valves or for electrical equipment and provides a large range of devices including: circuit breakers, de-electric hasps and padlocks, and electrical panel lockouts; the Valve Lockout Kit comes with everything needed to lockout gate, ball, butterfly types and many other valves; and the Electrician Lockout Kit, which is ideal for larger scale contractors requiring a more varied range of lockout solutions, includes all the basic equipment for locking out breakers, electrical plugs, wall switches, MCBs and fuses.

All the lockout kit products are supplied in a tough kit bag with handle and shoulder carrier for easy transportation.

Significantly, the Electrical Panel Lockout products in this new launch can be cut from any side/direction to suit the installation on different panels with varied wiring/attachments to the switches/conduits, or levers protruding out or of different shapes.