Safety professionals play a critical role, and the lives of their crew depend on it. In areas where employees are servicing or maintaining equipment, that means meeting OSHA’s Control of Hazardous Energy Sources Standard to reduce the risk of sudden start-up or release of stored equipment energy. As the equipment needs of manufacturing teams have evolved over the past 50 years, so have the needs for a consistent and reliable lockout program.
In this article, we’ll introduce you to Brady SafeKey Lockout Padlocks, a new product designed to better meet the lockout needs of safety professionals in today’s advanced manufacturing environments. SafeKey padlocks feature a forward-thinking locking mechanism and unique key blade design that will offer you greater precision and control for your lockout program for years to come.
Benefits of Brady SafeKey Lockout Padlocks
There’s no shortage of choices when it comes to lockout padlocks. In fact, until now most safety padlocks were all created fairly equally. Brady SafeKey changes the game, thanks to 4 distinct advantages they provide for safety professionals:
- They’re easy to operate thanks to extra smooth key insertion and removal
- Color-matched keys and lock bodies make it simple to quickly identify which key goes to which lock
- The revolutionary low-friction locking mechanism helps maintain key integrity for the long haul
- SafeKey padlocks are designed with excellent durability to hold up in even the harshest industrial environments
SafeKey vs. Traditional Safety Padlocks
The first thing you’ll notice about a Brady SafeKey padlock is the unique key design. This design is tailored to provide a smooth, low-friction operation while minimizing the amount of key wear over time. And with a unique key comes a unique locking mechanism. The combination of the two yields up to 700% more possible key code combinations than a traditional safety padlock solution. Thanks to master and grand master system options, you get unprecedented key control and security from your most simple to highly complex lockout needs. Brady also offers free key charting services for SafeKey customers.
The body design of the Brady SafeKey padlock is also a differentiator. You’ll experience added safety with non-conductive ball bearings and enhanced security with two side-locking bars. Finally, the single-piece body design provides extra strength and durability over traditional safety locks.
In addition to color-matched locks and keys, identification and organization can be made even simpler with optional custom laser engraving. SafeKey padlocks come in your choice of aluminum and non-conductive nylon lock bodies as well as nylon, steel and aluminum shackles to ensure you always have the right lock for any lockout situation.
You’ve Got Choices with Brady SafeKey
Brady and Agilix Solutions understand your facility and equipment are unique, and you have custom requirements to meet. That’s why SafeKey is offered in a variety of options to fit your specific application. To help you identify the perfect SafeKey solutions for you, Brady has developed a handy Padlock Selector Guide. You can also contact your Agilix Solutions account manager directly or reach out to your nearest branch to discuss your specific situation and get help identifying and securing the appropriate SafeKey products for your facility.