Pumpjack Lockouts Done Right
The PatLoc Safety System uses lever-based technology to access and control the positive-stop safety lock (pawl/dog) for safe lockouts during inclement weather, regular maintenance, or any time employees and/or contractors are on or near the pumping unit.
With a simple push or pull of our conveniently placed PatLoc handle, the system eliminates the need for anyone to climb the pumpjack to engage or disengage the unit's pawl. It also rids the need for expensive or primitive equipment used to access the pawl such as man-lifts or extend-a-poles - both which will still have employees beating the pawl out of place with a hammer to disengage.
The PatLoc Safety System allows individuals to safely and easily set the pawl from the ground; no more entering the fenced area before the pumpjack is completely secure and locked out.
The entire PatLoc system bolts and clamps to the pumpjack and doesn't require any modifications to the pumpjack itself. Plus each system can be installed in as little as 15 minutes!
Why Choose PatLoc when Locking Out Pumpjacks?
Without PatLoc installed
Unsafe lockouts - traditional methods require operator to put themselves in direct line of counterweights
Requires operator to engage pawl by hand, putting limbs in pinch point areas
Job completion is 15+ minutes longer when approved methods are followed to access pawl
Extra downtime due to traditional lockout method (tying off, man-lifts, climbing the unit, etc.)
Makes the job harder for employees, increasing the likelihood of unsafe work being performed
Requires operator to disengage pawl manually in direct line of counterweights, often banging it out with tools
Minimum of two person - one to control/roll brakes and one to manually insert pawl
With PatLoc installed