Figure 1-2.Danger tag.
The record sheet includes reference to any
documents that applysuch as PMS, technical
manuals, and other instructions, the reason for
the tag-out, the hazards involved, any amplifying
instructions, and the work necessary to clear the
tags. Use enough tags to completely isolate the
item or system being worked on. This will
prevent operation from any and all stations that
could exercise control. Indicate the location and
condition of the tagged item by the simplest means
(for example, FOS-11A, closed).
When attaching the tags, you must ensure that
the item is in the position or condition indicated
on the tag. As you attach each tag, you then must
sign the tag and initial the record sheet. After all
tags are attached, a second qualified person
ensures the items are in the position and
condition indicated, and verifies proper tag
placement. That person also signs the tags and
initials the record sheet.
TYPES OF TAGS
The following sections describe the various
tags and the applications required to be used from
time to time.
Figure 1-3.Caution tag.
A danger tag is a RED tag (fig. 1-2) used to
prohibit the operation of equipment that could
jeopardize the safety of personnel or endanger
equipment. Under no circumstances should equip-
ment be operated when tagged with DANGER
A caution tag is a YELLOW tag (fig. 1-3)
used as a precautionary measure to provide
temporary special instructions or to indicate that
unusual caution must be exercised to operate
equipment. These instructions must give the
specific reason that the tag was installed. The
use of such phrases as DO NOT OPERATE
WITHOUT EOOW PERMISSION is NOT
APPROPRIATE since equipment or systems are
not operated unless permission has been granted
by responsible authority. A CAUTION tag is
NOT used any time personnel or equipment can
be endangered while performing evolutions using
normal operating procedures; a DANGER tag is
used in this case.