ENCLOSURE (1) to COMDTINST 9077.1C
Standard Tag-Out Procedures. The following standard tag-out procedures shall be used
for all corrective and preventive maintenance requirements:
Exchange of Information. On cutters maintaining more than one tag-out log, an
exchange of information concerning tag-out actions will be required among
Authorizing Officers. When a tag-out will affect another Authorizing Officer, the
initiating party shall obtain verbal concurrence from that officer to tag-out the
system or equipment in question before the tag-out is authorized.
Examples of systems that may require such coordination are: ship service electrical
distribution, hydraulics, air, ventilation, air conditioning chill water and damage
When a requirement for tags has been identified, the Authorizing Officer shall
notify the cognizant department head before authorizing the tag-out. After
notification, the Authorizing Officer shall direct the completion of the tag-out
The Commanding Officer is ultimately responsible for the safety of all maintenance
personnel and for protection of the cutter's equipment. Commanding Officers must
ensure that personnel who are participating in the tag-out procedure are adequately
trained and qualified to do so. When a Repair Activity is performing maintenance
on a vessel, a dual responsibility exists between the vessel and repair Activity.
When a tag-out action is required to permit maintenance by a Repair Activity, they
shall observe the tag-out process and sign the tags and DANGER/CAUTION Tag-
Out Record Sheet in the Repair Activity Blank.
At the Commanding Officer's discretion, active duty Coast Guard Repair Activities
such as the MAT, WAT, or ASSIST, may be allowed to fill in the TAG-OUT
INDEX, the DANGER/CAUTION TAG-OUT RECORD SHEET and tags as the
"person attaching the tag(s)" a separate Repair Activity signature is not required.
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