LOTO – Lock Out Tag Outs

LOTO – Lock Out Tag Outs




Do the procedures comply with regulations? Are they applicable to the same equipment, irrespective of plant location?



What’s to be done with LOTO to move forward? What’s causing bottlenecks?



Does the operator have the skillset, knowledge and experience to deal with the LOTO?



Unfamiliarity of tasks and induced hazards, the presence of contractors, constantly changing situations and the conflict between achieving optimal results under the pressure of time constraints.


Data Integrity

Quality, accuracy, objectivity and consistency issues related to manually recorded, paper-based data collection not built from standardized checklists.


Complexity & Risk

Increasingly complex equipment and plants, higher demands for quality and safety, and expectation to complete projects on-time and in-budget, despite LOTOs.



Does the LOTO affect project scope and require additional, unplanned work?



Are the LOTO procedures being performed completely and by-the-book?



Is the relevant documentation to validate the system easily accessible?


Data Availability

Delay in receipt of handwritten documentation/updates, wasting time to move forward and preventing an up-to-date picture.


The Human Factor

Lack of communication, inaccurate decision-making, human error and insufficient/inaccurate reporting.



Masses of moving parts, hundreds of people, multiple tools and constant change around LOTOs, directly affecting scheduling and changing critical paths.


The Mobideo Platform offers a paradigm shift in the execution of LOTOs by digitalizing workflows, forms and checklists and delivering real-time notifications, alerts, reports, digital wallcharts and KPI dashboards. Integrating with existing systems of record such as schedule and EAM/APM/CMMS solutions, it rapidly digitalizes unique know-how and content captured in operational documentation (such as manuals, SOPs and checklists) and then integrates it in existing planned and scheduled activities as actionable tasks and digitalized checklists that can be dispatched to workers and teams in real-time. This digitalization delivers three important solutions:

Connected Workers

The Mobideo App enables workers to access all the information they need to perform their work at the point-of-service, using any mobile device. Guiding them through the work process with digital checklists – that tell them what to do, how to do it, and how to do it safely – it reduces the likelihood of human error, validates that work is performed by-the-book and enables online communication with managers and peers.

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Connected Manager

The Mobideo Control Center connects managers at all levels, giving them real-time visibility and insights into all LOTO work activities. Constantly monitoring and comparing activities to the actions and tasks defined for the LOTO, providing alerts to deviations from plans and schedules and identifying critical risks, it empowers managers with the situational awareness they need for better coordination of workforces, decision-making and resource allocation.

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Process Optimization

The Mobideo Optimizer captures all data from the Mobideo App and the Mobideo Control Center, generating a rich data set that is available for immediate BI analysis and for use in real-time digital wallcharts. This valuable data serves a range of purposes – such as KPI measurement and analysis, evaluation of how tasks are actually being executed and identification of trends and work patterns – that drive continuous process improvement in the coordination and prioritization of LOTOs, and strengthen operational excellence.

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A move from reactive to proactive work culture

Ability to anticipate and resolve issues before they have an impact, and the provision of KPIs to support informed decision-making and shorter execution of LOTO actions and tasks.

Provides digital checklists of relevant tasks in advance, ensuring accurate and consistent procedures for the uniform execution of LOTO actions involving the same equipment in plants around the globe.

Increase in productivity and elimination of out-of-date, paper-based documents and information, manual reporting and human errors, ensuring streamlined, paperless, efficient and accurate execution and reporting of LOTOs.

Availability of LOTO status and execution – documents, pictures and results – on a mobile device eliminates paper trails and ensures immediate access to the most up-to-date versions of reference material.

Real-time views of actual LOTO task execution and immediate understanding of the relevance to dependent tasks facilitate better coordination and prioritization of manpower/tools, significantly increasing efficiency and reducing workforce downtime.

Automatically-generated specific digital safety checklists adapted to each LOTO task, worker and equipment reduces the likelihood of possibly dangerous safety shortcuts and increases the reliability of results.

Automated review and approval processes deliver a frictionless experience with all the necessary digital tools – including images and accurate measurements when anything occurs – eliminating the need for onsite presence of all stakeholders.

Time, user and GPS timestamps ensure that you always know who did what, when, and on what equipment.

Digital capture of LOTO data ensures the retention of knowledge and the consistent execution of tasks at the same high standard.

Real-time visibility provides valuable insights and enables immediate, proactive intervention, coordination, prioritization and escalation, including the reassignment of resources and rescheduling to meet changing needs.

LOTO data and status automatically populates compliance reports, KPIs and dashboards to drive continuous improvement and analytics, eliminate data transposition and associated errors, and improve the quality of data in systems of record.

Early, real-time awareness and identification of issues and delays allows for improved mitigation, as well as driving continuous improvement during the event and supporting improvement in future events.

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