ENCLOSURE (1) to COMDTINST 9077.1C
TAG REMOVAL. DANGER and CAUTION tags shall be removed immediately when the
situation requiring the tag-outs has been corrected. DANGER tags shall be properly cleared
and removed before a system or portion of a system is operationally tested and restored to
No tags shall be cleared without the approval of the Authorizing Officer. The
Authorizing Officer's approval will be annotated on the Tag-Out Record Sheet.
The person attaching the tag(s) shall be the ONLY person that removes the tag(s) and
submits them for clearance. If the "Repair Activity" block on the tag(s) has a signature,
the person attaching the tag(s) must gain concurrence from the repair activity signator
prior to removing and/or clearing the tag. In the rare instance that the person is not
available, the Commanding Officer may grant the Engineer or Operations Officer
permission to clear the tag(s).
When any component has multiple tags, any DANGER tag takes precedence over all
other tags. All DANGER tags must be removed in accordance with this procedure before
the equipment is operationally tested or operated.
Cleared tags shall be immediately delivered to the Authorizing Officer. Utilizing the
returned tags, and DANGER/CAUTION Tag-out Record Sheet, the Authorizing Officer
shall verify that ALL the tags have been returned by all parties. The date and time
cleared shall be entered on the DANGER/CAUTION Tag-Out Index and record of Audits
sheet. The Authorizing Officer shall destroy the cleared tags and file the Tag-Out Record
Sheet in the inactive section of the Tag-Out Log.
During clearance of tags a missing tag requires the Authorizing Officer to verify the
systems and/or equipment conditions before the equipment is operationally tested or
When a repair activity requires a tag to be cleared, the repair activity will notify the
person who attached the tag, the person attaching the tag will initiate the clearance of the
Iterative Tag-outs. The Authorizing Officer may designate an individual to act as the on-
scene Authorizing Officer for repetitive tag-outs associated with specific iterative tests or
maintenance evolutions. This individual could be the work supervisor. Examples of
such evolutions include elevator operability testing requiring numerous inspection points
and propulsion plant equipment testing requiring iterative adjustments of balance valves,
speed limiting governors, over-speed trips, etc., which require repetitive isolations. On-
scene administration of such tag-outs will be accomplished as follows:
A Tag-Out Record Sheet dedicated to the specific test or maintenance procedure
will be prepared. It will include multiple work items for equipment isolation over
several iterations. Multiple sets of tags will also be prepared in advance for the
isolation corresponding to the multiple work items on it. These actions will be
accomplished in accordance with standard tag-out procedures.