(electrical applications): Lockout of apparatus for service and maintenance to lockout equipment is to carry out the necessary procedures to ensure that the equipment is placed and maintained in a safe position; to prevent its activation and label that the isolated equipment must not be operated. The employer must ensure that all safety procedures are strictly implemented and regularly reviewed by appropriate means. Employees must use all necessary tools to carry out maintenance.
Décret 2010-1016 refers to the obligations of the employers for temporary or permanent electrical installations usage
Labour code (article R4215-10) refers to the identification of the conductors
Décret 2010-1018 refers to the prevention of electrical risks in work environment, décret 2010-2118 refers to the operations done on electrical installations.
Labour code (article R 4544-5): the part of the installation on which work (de-ernergised) is done must be identified and locked.
Best practice document developed by INRS (Institut National de Recherche et de Sécurité) in November 2011: ED 6109
Arrêté of April 26, 2012: Every operation on electrical equipment must follow the new norm NF C 18-510. Article 1 says that this norm is now included into the French Code of Labour.