Lockout Tagout Capability

Most MELTRIC plugs and receptacles facilitate compliance with OSHA lockout-tagout requirements. Users can perform lock-out by simply inserting a lock through an existing hole in the device. The user only needs to provide the lock – no additional mechanisms are required.

lockout tagout plug

On most models the lockout provision is a simple 5/16" hole in the plug shroud that facilitates the insertion of a typical padlock which prevents the plug from being inserted into a receptacle.

Receptacle Lockout Provisions

DSDC receptacle lockout tagout

All DSDC models are provided with a lockout hole in the pawl. This feature allows locking of the receptacle to prevent accidental disconnection of the plug under load.

The combination of the silver-nickel material with spring-loaded butt-style design makes the contacts ideal for repetitive making and breaking of connections under load.

Competitive Devices are Difficult to Lockout

By comparison, in order to lockout most competitive pin and sleeve type plugs, an additional third-party 'lockout shield' or 'plug cap' is required. These devices can be expensive and are often times lost, broken, or not available when you need them.