2.20.4. Where the principal contractor intends to apply an energy control method other than lockout, the principal contractor must first ensure the equivalent safety of that method by analyzing the following:
(1) the machine features;
(2) identification of the health and safety risks when using the machine;
(3) the estimate of the frequency and seriousness of the potential employment injuries for each risk identified;
(4) the description of prevention measures that apply for each risk identified, the estimate of the level of risk reduction thus obtained and the assessment of residual risks.
The results of the analysis must be recorded in a written document.
The method referred to in the first paragraph must be developed from the elements mentioned in subparagraphs 1 to 4 of the first paragraph.