•A positive lockout system that will prevent a locomotive battery knife switch from being engaged while electrical/mechanical repairs are performed.
•Made of non-conductive material and applied to the battery knife switch in the opened position, secured with a built-in lock, thus preventing the knife switch from being engaged.
•Employees repairing electrical/mechanical components can now work with confidence knowing the battery switch has been locked, disabling a locomotive’s operating system.
•Note: GPS, AWDV, Fuel Monitor, Radio and Event Recorder all remain electrically active even with the battery knife switch is disengaged.
•The key to the lockout device is placed in a metal box with a window on the front so that the key can be seen. The metal box is hung outside the battery compartment door and locked with individual personal locks. The last person working will remove the lockout device, store the lockout device and key in the box and return to the lockout station.