How does Schmidt’s Bulk Blasting Equipment HAOK Safety System compare to other manufacturers’ “Lock out-Tag outs” (LOTO)? The patented HALOK is a mechanism that res the operator follows the proper Standard Operating Procedure.
The HALOK Safety System, standard on all Schmidt Bulk blasting equipment built after February 2010, is much more than a Lock out-Tag out. The system is designed to mechanically force the operator to follow the proper SOP for opening the closure.
The LOTO mechanisms simply put one further step in the SOP, which requires “authorized” personnel to witness the unit prior to the closure being opened. There is not a single incident, which we are aware of, where an operator was injured or killed who was not considered an “authorized” person.