December 19, 2017

Kirk believes that everyone has the right to be safe at work! With our years of experience in controlling risk in waste management & recycling facilities, we want to help you create the safest work environment for your employees.

Your safety concerns are also our concerns, and finding the right trapped key interlock safety solution to meet your unique needs is a priority! Protecting workers with trapped key interlocks is the safest way to ensure they work risk free and return home unharmed at the...

December 12, 2017

At KIRK, we believe that everyone has the right to be safe at work and we want to surround ourselves with those that share that belief. Becoming a member of the National Safety Council will provide KIRK with valuable opportunities to learn from others in our industry about new safety technologies, changes and updates in standards and regulations, and participate in safety training that will enhance our overall safety knowledge.

We also look forward to sharing our safety knowledge with NSC members...

October 11, 2017

KIRK© believes everyone has the right to be safe at work and we understand how important it is to embrace the safety culture at our own facility. Across all job functions and all of our Kirk employees, we are continually thinking about how we can keep you and your employees safe at work! 

June 15, 2017

Trapped key interlocks have been used in machine guarding applications, protecting workers in the US, since 1932.  The process of eliminating human error using trapped key interlock safety systems has prevented injury and death for countless workers.

Five key reasons to implement a trapped key interlock solution are:

  1. Fulfills ANSI Z244.1 requirements for machine guarding

  2. Delivers an enhanced level of protection vs. LOTO

  3. Removes the dangers of short cuts and mistakes

  4. Withstands h...

- HD Type P improves LOTO integration with interlocking safety systems in extreme environments -


(North Canton, Ohio) – Industrial safety specialist Kirk has launched a new padlock that can be combined with the company’s other heavy-duty series interlocks to create a comprehensive safety system for extreme industrial environments.

Developed in response to specific customer requirements, the HD Type P padlock incorporates a heavy-duty 316 stainless steel body and dowel-pin key design....

Following the greatly publicized issues British Airways IT Facility recently faced with unauthorized disconnection and connection of power by an unauthorized engineer at their IT Center, there will be many questions asked about how this can be avoided and the impact to customers averted.

The technology to prevent this kind of costly mistake is already widely used across the data center and switchgear industries. That technology is trapped key interlocks sa...

November 28, 2016

Kirk access interlocks increase safety in switchgear applications, prevent arc flash

North Canton, Ohio (November 28, 2016) – KIRK interlocking products provide safe access to switchgear within HV substations. Trapped key access interlocks and key exchange units restrict physical entry and prevent dangerous operating conditions, ensuring that personnel operate equipment according to the correct sequence of operation.

Trapped key interlocks prevent injury to personnel, protect equipment from damage...

October 28, 2016

Check out our NEW application data sheet for emergency power tap box applications!

Is your facility emergency power ready? In a situation in which power has been lost, it may be necessary to connect to an emergency power generator. An installed tap box at your facility, equipped with KIRK® trapped key interlocks, will ensure you can safely restore power. This lower cost manual transfer system is an alternative to more expensive automatic transfer systems, and will have your business back to opera...