Colour coordination is not about fashion, it’s about safety…

Scenario: you’re on site, so are 15 other contractors, it’s busy, it’s hot, everyone is going about their business and it looks a little like chaos. One way to ensure there is some organisation in the chaos is to have strict safety procedures that are followed.

It’s not as hard as it might seem; there are some simple ways to ensure that you and your team are kept safe.

Locking out a power source is critical to the safe maintenance of any electrically operated equipment. Knowing who has locked out the equipment is vital to the safety of the team as you’ve got to know who holds the key. It also means that when work is complete, equipment can go back to work as quickly as possible.

One way to quickly identify who is the key holder is to colour-code the padlocks. Cirlock has developed a large range of different coloured padlocks to help with this safety procedure, with the latest colours being purple and pink. It might be something to consider; why not colour-code job types or levels of seniority within your organisation, so you know who to go to on site to unlock the power source? One padlock, one key, zero deaths.

"One padlock, one key, zero deaths."

To find out more abut the range, contact Cirlock on +61 07 5445 2910 or, or see our website on

Cirlock is proudly supporting the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign to reach the goal of zero deaths on site by 2030.