A new lockout procedure management program called IsolationPoint from Redbusbar allows maintenance engineers to use a PDA to execute energy isolation procedures.
IsolationPoint comprises an isolation procedure library located on a PC and a handheld personal digital assistant (PDA) as the means to execute isolation procedures.
When required, an isolation procedure is scheduled for execution onto the PDA. The isolation officer then follows the isolation steps specified in the procedure and uses the PDA’s barcode or RFID scanner to verify isolation point identity.
When the procedure is complete, time stamped progress information is archived to the PC. Using this approach, IsolationPoint is said to enhance safety, use less people and require less administration.