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In the bustling world of port operations, ensuring the safety and efficiency of mobile equipment is paramount. Termont, a leading port operator in Montreal, in collaboration with their partner EZSecur, embarked on an ambitious project to enhance the security and operational efficiency of their extensive mobile equipment fleet. This series of three articles delves into the journey undertaken by Termont to develop and implement a comprehensive lockout solution, a critical aspect of industrial safety in port environments.

Lockout Challenges in Port Environments

Operating in a port environment presents unique challenges, especially when it comes to securing mobile equipment. Termont recognized these challenges and sought a solution that could meet the demanding conditions of their operations. The requirements were clear:

  1. Permanent Outdoor Boxes: The solution needed to include the installation of durable boxes on the mobile equipment that could endure the harsh port environment.
  2. Weather Resistance: These boxes had to withstand severe weather conditions, a common occurrence in port areas.
  3. Industrial Durability: The equipment’s rugged use in an industrial setting demanded that the boxes be robust and long-lasting.
  4. Padlock Monitoring: It was essential to have a system to control and monitor the presence of padlocks, ensuring they were in place during idle times.

Termont's Technical Specifications

To meet these challenges, Termont established a detailed technical scope of work. The criteria for the lockout boxes were stringent:

  • Capacity for Six Padlocks: The design had to accommodate multiple padlocks, ensuring that a sufficient number of safety checks could be applied.
  • Equipment-Mounted Design: Each box needed to be securely installed directly on the mobile equipment.
  • Unbreakable and Waterproof: Given the rough usage and outdoor setting, the boxes required robust construction to resist breakage and water ingress.
  • Internal Visibility Window: This feature was crucial for quick visual inspection, enhancing safety and operational efficiency.

Termont's initiative in developing a tailored lockout solution for their mobile equipment fleet is a testament to their commitment to safety and operational excellence in the port sector. By addressing the specific challenges posed by the port environment, Termont, in partnership with EZSecur, has set a new standard for industrial safety in maritime operations. For personalized support in industrial safety products and expert advice in signage and workplace safety, turn to EZSecur. Discover more at