To give its customers direct access to experts in environmental health and safety analysis, risk assessment, permit to work and lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) procedures, Master Lock Europe has launched its new Master Lock Service (MLS).

The new offering combines a detailed audit of existing procedures with up to date knowledge of the latest regulations and techniques, to provide a total safety solution tailored to the needs of each individual customer. All advice and recommendations made through the MLS scheme is delivered through independent experts and is totally impartial.

LOTO procedures can only be effective where they form part of an overall safety scheme. Independent analysis can identify areas of weakness in existing safety systems and help devise the most efficient way to strengthen them without compromising plant efficiency.

Through the MLS scheme, consultants also advise on the latest safety regulations and employer obligations, and can provide both general safety and operational training as part of a package of services. By providing a complete end to end solution, MLS offers a cost effective route to compliance and a robust, best practice safety policy.

The Master Lock Service package consists of a four stage process, beginning with a detailed audit of current procedures and review of the desired objectives. Once agreed with the customer, the plan is implemented including the provision of any hardware and training required. Finally, the LOTO system is reviewed and monitored to ensure its effectiveness.