Padlocks Technical Advice Centre

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Which safety/lockout padlock suits your requirements?

Safety padlocks serve to lock a specific piece of equipment, valves or electrical junctions to prevent accidental use during maintenance or repair. They can also be used to restrict access to area whilst work is being undertaken. Preventing accidental operation of machinery or electrical junctions is integral to industrial safety. Coloured padlocks can be used […]

Lockout / Lock-Off Padlocks – What you need to consider

Padlocks used for locking electrical switches to prevent machinery, or other items being either used or switched off, are known as lock-off, lock-out or tag-out. There are a number of considerations to take into account before you decide which lock to go for. We’ve made this page in order to cut straight to the chase: […]