Whether Locking Affects Efficiency
Whether locking affects efficiency
There are three fundamental reasons why regular lockout tagout operations reduce productivity: first, lack of knowledge. Workers will not realize the value of taking safety measures if they do not know what will harm them and what will cause the machine to start unexpectedly. They need good training and guidance on the locking process for specific devices so they know how and why to protect themselves. Second, if the workplace culture is one of taking any action to get the job done, the employee will consider whether the time spent before each lock is worth it. Unfortunately, the data shows that they often make bad decisions and take shortcuts. The more skilled the worker, the faster and longer the lock operation can be applied. This has become a routine way for them to carry out their assignments and continue to work in the right way. Third, the lack of necessary resources. If there is no locking process file for reference and no specific equipment training, errors will still occur. If the safety equipment is not on hand, workers are likely to think twice about getting it and locking it. If the company fails to provide adequate resources or guidance, workers may consider unsafe behavior tolerable.