The number of tag-out logs on a ship depends on the ship’s size. For example, a minesweeper or nonnuclear-powered submarine may need only one tag-out log; a major surface combatant may need a separate log for each major department. Individual force commanders specify the number of logs needed and their location.
A tag-out log is a record of authorization for each
tag-out action. It includes the following information:
1. A copy of OPNAVINST 3120.32B and any amplifying directives needed to administer the system.
2. The DANGER/CAUTION Tag-out Index and Record of Audit (Index/Audit Record). This is a sequential list of all tag-outs issued. It provides a ready reference of existing tag-outs, ensures that serial numbers are issued sequentially, and is useful in conducting audits of the log. A sample of this index is shown in figure 1-10. Index pages with all tag-outs listed as cleared may be removed by the department head.
3. DANGER/CAUTION Tag-out Record Sheet (figs. 1-11 and 1-12). All tags that have been used in the tag-out of a particular system are logged on one DANGER/CAUTION tag-out record sheet along with the reason for the tag-out. All effective sheets are kept in one section of the log.
4. Instrument Log (fig. 1-13). Labels used with OUT-OF-CALIBRATION and OUT-OF-COM-MISSION instruments are logged in the instrument log.
5. Cleared DANGER/CAUTION Tag-out Record Sheets. Sheets that have been cleared and completed are
Figure 1-10.—Danger/Caution Tag-out Index and Record of Audit.
Figure 1-11.—Danger/Caution Tag-out Record Sheet (front).
Figure 1-12.—Danger/Caution Tag-out Record Sheet (back).
Figure 1-13.—Instrument Log.
transferred to this section of the log until they are reviewed and removed by the department head.