Access control

Access to the hazardous area needs to be assessed as either part body or full body access. Once this is determined an access lock can be selected.

A part body access lock has only one lock and the isolation key is used to open this. Whilst the access lock is open the key can not be removed and therefore the process can not be started. Only once the lock is closed can the isolation key be removed and the process restarted.

Full body access locks have two locking mechanisms: The first step in the process is to insert the isolation key. This will allow the personnel key to be removed and then access can be granted by opening the bolt. The isolation key can only be removed once the personnel key has been inserted. Therefore whilst the personnel key is removed and the lock is open the process can not be started. Only once the lock is closed and the personnel key returned can the isolation key be removed and the process restarted.