Field ID, a provider of integrated inspection, safety compliance and maintenance software, has established a technology partnership with National Marker Company to provide an RFID-enabled electronic lockout-tagout management system.
Lockout-tagout is a safety procedure that is used in industry and research settings to ensure that dangerous machines are properly shut off and not started up again prior to the completion of maintenance or servicing work.
Using Field ID, an online inspection and safety compliance management system, transmitters on National Marker Company’s lockout tags will associate data such as date and time the tag was affixed, the name of the employee that applied that tag, the reason for locking out the device, the location of the tag when the tag is removed and by whom.
The use of RFID tags will help the tracking and management of lockout equipment. Additionally, it will increase the level of communication between maintenance personnel and safety managers, reducing accidents and optimizing productivity.