On the last 16th of May, Gamesa Electric took part in the technical session of Lockout-tagout procedures for machines (LO-TO), organized by the Association of Superior Technicians in Occupational Risk Prevention of Cantabria in collaboration with the Cantabrian Institute for Health and Safety at Work (ICASST).
A high percentage of the most serious accidents related to machines happen because their hazardous energies are not adequately neutralized. The Lockout-tagout programs help to manage and block these hazardous energies and protect the personnel during regular operations, maintenance, repairs, cleaning, etc.
After the intervention of several speakers, Maria Fernandez Cerrato, Head of EH&S, was able to share our experience with this procedure, developing from the needs that drove us into this project, the barriers that were detected, and the system followed for its implementation.
From Gamesa Electric we give great importance to the implementation of processes and improvements to create a safe and healthy work environment. Thanks to the organizers for inviting us to this forum we were able to share our Occupational Health and Safety strategy with other professionals, helping us on this continuous improvement of our work environment.