The term “lockout/tagout” refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard workers from the unexpected energizing or start-up of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. Lockout/Tagout explains the importance of lockout/tagout in protecting the health and safety of workers.
Who Should Take the Course?
Employers should train ALL workers in the basic concepts of hazardous energy control, including energy isolation, locking and tagging of control devices, verifying de-energization, and clearing danger points before re-energizing equipment. Workers whose duties involve installation, maintenance, service, or repair work should be trained in the detailed control procedures required for their particular equipment.
This training should enable workers to identify tasks that might expose them to hazardous energy and the effective methods for its control.
Ultimately, the goal of this course is to educate participants as to what a lockout device is and when Lockout-Tagout should be used in the work place. The course examines basic workplace safety tenets and examines the specific stages and procedures of the lockout/tagout process.
This course is presented in 4 modules:
- Injury Prevention
- Equipment Shutdown and Isolation
- The Procedure of Lockout – Tagout
Written exam at the end of the course. 70% pass required.
Upon successfully completing the course a certificate of completions will be issued.