In order to run a safer, more efficient work site, many companies are looking to formalize their lockout / tagout procedures. WinSTETS, our premier lockout/tagout software solution, provides the tools necessary to transition a company from a manual system, or from an older, obsolete system, to a state of the art computerized solution. Why buy instead of build? Many customers ponder the question of whether to buy a commercial LOTO package, or write their own custom application. Stonebridge Software maintains that by deploying our commercial WinSTETS LOTO system you will benefit from the collective knowledge of all our customers and obtain a software package that reflects the sum of all our other customers’ needs. This is particularly important if you are interested in implementing the system in a timely fashion, and don’t want to invest a lot of time and effort designing and re-designing a custom program. By choosing WinSTETS you do it once, you do it right, and for a lower cost than a “roll your own”.
Remember, lockout/tagout and confined space violations are consistently among OSHA’s top 10 list of most cited violations.
With WinSTETS, maintaining a safe and efficient plant has never been easier. WinSTETS takes the vital, yet exceedingly time-consuming task of safety tagging and by automating it, makes it faster, more manageable, and more error-free than ever before.
Our customers tell us that WinSTETS is absolutely the easiest to use, most user customizable Lockout/Tagout system on the market. There simply is nothing out there that compares.
With the standard tagout capabilities of WinSTETS, you’ll dramatically reduce outage preparation time. Now whenever outages occur, WinSTETS can provide you with a comprehensive equipment status report and easily print whatever safety labels and permits (such as Confined Space) you need. Not only will you save countless man hours in maintenance, but you’ll also save thousands of dollars in nonproductive time. Also, since WinSTETS predefines your tagging needs, preparation of safety tags is implemented in a more controlled environment so there is far less chance for human error.
WinSTETS is your strategic tool in complying with OSHA 1910.0147 (Control of hazardous energy – Lockout/Tagout) and OSHA 1910.0146 (Permit required Confined Space). Both of these regulations are consistently in OSHA’s top 10 list of violations. OSHA notwithstanding, WinSTETS simply helps you run a safer plant… avoid accidents, and reduce human error.
Don’t just print tags! Make the most of your efforts in maintaining a safe workplace. By making use of the advanced features of WinSTETS, you can easily keep track of all your plant equipment and know the status of critical systems and components. WinSTETS can track the entire life-cycle of the lockout / tagout process as well as making use of ad-hoc updates to the master equipment database. WinSTETS provides full audit trails, operator logs, equipment line-up lists and detailed Management Reports that provide you with timely information on the status of all plant equipment.
All WinSTETS displays conform to generally accepted standards for Windows based graphical user interfaces.
Standard Windows based HELP screens with interactive, active graphics help.
WinSTETS makes extensive use of pick-menus and drop-down lists to minimize keystrokes and make the most of available information in the database.
The WinSTETS database serves as a complete and extensively detailed master equipment list for all of your plant components. This enables WinSTETS to not only administer your tagout/lockout program but also enables plant change control management and tracking of all equipment status.
Access to all WinSTETS functions are governed by user access lists and password protection. All significant database transactions are entered into an event log which enables reporting for change management and accountability. Event logging also includes manually entered Operator Logs and notes.
User definition of different, multiple types and colors of safety tags is easily accomplished during initial program setup. Tagging rules which define tag type conflict checking is also easily user-entered during WinSTETS setup. All important tagout nomenclature is user definable for all displays and reports.
WinSTETS has the option of adding lock tracking for those devices which require positive lockout.
Placement and removal of tags can be augmented by detailed TagOut worksheets. WinSTETS also prints TagOut labels which help ensure legibility and accountability. All printed output from WinSTETS is generated using SAP Crystal Reports® , a widely used, user friendly Windows based reporting subsystem. Users can also attach their own documents (ie: doc, xls or pdf type files) to any TagOut, allowing you to utilize existing procedures and documentation.
Augment your safety tagging program with the use of WinSTET’s Permits creator. WinSTETS allows custom building of printed permits which can identify hazardous conditions, control measures and any miscellaneous information which is required for safe work in confined spaces or other limiting work environments.
Pre-defined lockout/tagout lists let you create tagout “templates” for more efficient safety tagging. These templates can then be used to isolate equipment while greatly reducing the chance for human error.
Group tagging makes the best use of equipment outage time by allowing more than one person or department to sign-on to a tagout workorder.
WinSTETS allows definition of a number of plant operating modes. Each mode of operation can have associated with it different operating characteristics for each equipment record in the master database. This allows tracking of normal vs. off-normal equipment disposition based on plant operating mode. For example, valves and breakers will have “normal” positions (closed, on, off, etc.) when in one mode of plant operation (such as “on-line”) and different “normal” positions when in some other mode of operation (such as “shut-down”).
By making use of pre-defined lockout/tagout lists, WinSTETS can check on the availability of pre-existing TagOuts to allow you to take advantage of a Group Tagging situation.
Summary and Detail reports for Tagouts, Standard Tagouts, and Equipment Alignments. Component Off-Normal reports, Component Status, Events Log, Master Equipment Lists, … and more. All reports are generated using SAP Crystal Reports® , a widely used, user friendly Windows based reporting subsystem. Reports and tag label formats are easily user configured to meet your own needs.
Allows full accountability by mandating that all signatory fields be validated against a pre-authorized list, and requiring that all entries be authenticated by the individuals unique password. This prevents “Joe” from electronically signing for “Fred” because Joe won’t know Fred’s unique password.
In the standard version, WinSTETS uses a Microsoft Access database files to store data. For those customers wishing to take advantage of an enterprise database, the WinSTETS Enterprise Database option allows WinSTETS to use a Microsoft SQL Server back end database.
The Electronic Logs function (eLog) provides a user customized, integrated electronic logbook that would be available for all WinSTETS users. It is primarily designed to replace the paper based logs that are typically maintained in many
operational environments. any number of eLogs can be created and added to the system.
The Visual Tag Selector (VTS) function of WinSTETS allows the user to define a graphical
means to select safety tag points. It provides an integrated and flexible “Hot Spot” editor that
allows most Windows compatible graphics files to be used as a background template for hot
spot areas. Each hot spot area corresponds to either a taggable component or a complete
standard tagout. The Visual Tag Selector is just one other way for users to find and select
safety tag points.
WinSTETS was designed from the ground up to be completely user customizable. Starting with the ability to move or completely delete unneeded fields from your Tagout screen, you can create multiple screen appearances from very simple, to more complex, and assign them to individual users. In addition, you have complete control over nomenclature (what things are called) as well as the tagout lifecycle, approvals, permits, externally linked documents (MS Word, Excel, PDF, etc), tag types, tagged position definitions, etc..
Any recent Windows based PC. We currently support Windows 7 or later.