IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Lockout and Other Energy Control Methods in the Construction Industry


The Safety Code for the Construction Industry (SCCI) was amended in 2016 with the addition of obligations in terms of energy control during non-production work (e.g., installation, repairs, maintenance) on construction sites. This issue is of particular concern to the construction industry due to the nature of the work and the machinery used.

This aim of this project is to document practices related to the application of lockout and other energy control methods for four trades involved in the construction industry: electricians, pipe-fitters, refrigeration technicians and mechanics. For each trade, the authors will identify the issues and possible improvements in the application of lockout and other energy control methods. Various types of jobsites and energy sources are considered.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 2017-0034
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2021