Discover the benefits of a circuit breaker lockout

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 Discover the benefits of a circuit breaker lockout

How do a lockout for circuit breaker increase safety?

During machinery maintenance, it is essential that the equipment does not start up unexpectedly. This prevents the employee working on the equipment from being exposed to danger. Think, for example, of electric shock or short circuit with dangerous consequences.
To prevent this, circuit breaker lockout come in different shapes and sizes to suit various situations. These lockouts are versatile, portable and offer options for use with multiple padlocks . This makes them a valuable asset for maintenance personnel working with electrical systems. By using lockouts for circuit breakers, organisations can effectively reduce the risks associated with electrical maintenance, ultimately resulting in a safer working environment for all employees.


How does a lockout circuit breaker work

Lockouts keep circuit breakers in the off position during equipment maintenance. After the circuit breaker is secured, a padlock is required to prevent unauthorised personnel from removing the lockout. These devices are an essential part of a Lockout-Tagout procedure (LOTO) designed to comply with OSHA's hazardous energy control standard.


The range of lockouts for circuit breakers

These products can all be found at If you would like to take a look yourself among all the available locks for circuit breakers, click here.


1. Universal lockout for circuit breakers from ABUS


During maintenance operations, an lockout for a circuit breaker is essential to regulate the power circuit. It is suitable for all common circuit breakers and fuses, including single-pole and multi-pole circuit breakers. This universal lockout for circuit breakers is designed with a thumb screw for easy use without additional tools. For extra strength, the screw lock can be used to tighten it even more.

The locking device is designed for use with padlocks with a shackle diameter of up to 6.5 mm when placed vertically. When placed horizontally, cables of up to 5 mm can be used to lock multiple automatic locking devices with one lock. This makes the device versatile and convenient in various situations.

With its clear design and secure operation, this locking device offers a reliable solution for securing circuit breakers during maintenance operations, ensuring technician safety and system integrity.




2. Grip-Tight latch for circuit breakers from Master Lock


This lockout for circuit breakers has a narrow profile for locking side-by-side circuit breakers suitable for all types of circuit breakers with standard rocker switches. Thanks to the Grip-Tight technology, mounting is safe and easy, ensuring a sturdy lockout. The profile is easily applied to the circuit breaker by simply turning the set screw and then the handle to close the circuit breaker.


This lock is made of powder-coated steel and reinforced polymer, making it resistant to tough industrial conditions. This makes the profile not only durable but also reliable in demanding environments.


3. 480-600V interrupter blocking system (kit) from Brady


Lockout for extra-large and irregularly shaped switches from 480-600V. Self-adhesive conductors are permanently placed on the electrical panel without drilling. The red blocking bar indicates that the Lockout is "off", while the green blocking bar indicates that the interlock is "on". The locking set includes 2 yellow guides, 1 red locking rod, 1 green locking rod and 3 alcohol wipes for cleaning and fixing.



A suitable lock for your situation

Besides these three locks, our range offers many other locks to suit various situations. In the, discover the various circuit breaker locks from popular and experienced companies in the industry such as ABUS, Brady and Master Lock.


In addition, one or more padlocks are often needed to put the locks into operation. In our, you will find dozens of security padlocks in various shapes and sizes.


If you would like tailor-made advice and/or more information? Then contact our specialists now. They will help you!


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