Lockout Tagout Training

Lockout Tagout Training

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Lockout Tagout Training - Our 6-hour live online instructor-led electrical safety course guides you through appropriate lockout - energy control procedures, how and when to use them - and guidelines on safe restart.

Each and every day, North American electrical workers are exposed to health and safety electrical hazardous energy from industrial machinery, equipment and processes. Companies have an obligation to comply with applicable regulatory lockout tagout standards, establish methods for achieving a zero energy state and prevent the inadvertent (accidental or negligent) startup of machinery, equipment or processes in order to protect electrical workers.

Proper lockout tagout (LOTO) practices and procedures safeguard workers from hazardous energy releases is governed in the United States by the OSHA standard for The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout Tagout) (29 CFR 1910.147) for general industry outlines measures for controlling different types of hazardous energy. The OSHA LOTO standard establishes the employer's responsibility to protect workers from hazardous energy. Employers are also required to train each worker to ensure that they know, understand, and are able to follow the applicable provisions of the hazardous energy control procedures.

Lockout is defined in the Canadian standard CSA Z460-13 "Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout and Other Methods" as the "placement of a lockout device on an energy-isolating device in accordance with an established procedure." A lockout device is "a mechanical means of locking that uses an individually keyed lock to secure an energy-isolating device in a position that prevents energization of a machine, equipment, or a process."

Lockout tagout standards provides for decision-making flexibility regarding hazardous energy control. "Other Methods", when used, are based upon risk assessment and application of the classic hazard control hierarchy.

Every workplace requires constant maintenance. Installation, repair, and servicing of equipment and machines, although routine, always holds an element of danger for personnel performing the tasks.

Injury can occur as a result of the inadvertent startup of machines, equipment or processes, contact with live circuits or an unexpected release of stored energy.

Avoid these hazards. Effective lockout procedures isolate energy and control machinery and equipment - helping to protect the operators, maintenance personnel and the machines themselves.

LOTO on Lockout Tagout Devices
If tagout devices are used, further training on tagout systems need to emphasize that:

  • Tags are warning devices only and do not provide a physical restraint that lockout devices provide
  • Tags must not be removed without the authorized employee’s approval and should never be bypassed, ignored, or otherwise defeated
  • Tags must be legible and understandable by all employees
  • Tags must be able to withstand environmental conditions in the workplace
  • Tags may give employees a false sense of security
  • Tags must be securely attached to prevent inadvertent or accidental detachment

General requirements
Training must ensure that the purpose and function of your energy control plan are understood and that employees gain the needed knowledge and skills to safely apply, use, and remove hazardous energy controls. Minimum training must include:

  • Authorized employees must be able to recognize:
  • hazardous energy sources
  • types and magnitudes of energy in the workplace
  • methods and means necessary to isolate and control the energy

Affected employees must be instructed on the:

  • purpose and use of your energy control procedures

Other employees must be instructed about:

  • the energy control procedure in general
  • prohibitions relating to attempts to restart/reenergize equipment

Control of Hazardous Electrical Energy - Lockout and Other Methods was developed due to a lack of understanding and measurable consistency in the field regarding Lockout principles and also by the rapidly changing technology and automation related to complex industrial machinery. This standard establishes requirements and performance objectives for procedures, techniques, designs and methods for the effective control of Hazardous Energy.


WHO should attend


  • Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Electrical Industry Engineering And Maintenance Personnel
  • Electrical Personnel Who Work On Or Near Energized And De-Energized Electrical Equipment
  • Electrical Safety Managers And Safety Professionals
  • Non-Electrical Personnel Working In The Vicinity Of Energized Systems, Or Involved In Lock Out/Tag Out Of Motor Control Sections
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Plant Electricians
  • Qualified Electrical Workers
  • Instrumentation Mechanics
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Managers & Safety Professionals

Students receive


  • 100-Page Arc Flash Electrical Safety Handbook - Value $20
  • 0.6 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits (6 Professional Development Hours)
  • Course Materials in PDF Format
  • Online Lockout Tagout Certificate of Completion
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $25)
  • $100 Coupon Toward Any Future Electricity Forum Event (Restrictions Apply)

6-Hour Live Online Course Outline

  • Introduction to Lockout/Tagout
    • Key Terms
    • Regulations and Standards
    • Regulations and Standards - OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 and CSA Z460
    • Responsibilities-Manufacturers
    • Responsibilities-Employers
    • Responsibilities-Employees
  • Hazardous Energy Programs and Lockout/Tagout Systems
    • Information Gathering
    • Task Analysis
    • Hazard and Risk Analysis
    • Implementing Controls
    • Training
  • Lockout/Tagout System Steps
    • Preparation
    • Notification
    • Isolation
    • Dissipation
    • Verification
    • Maintenance and Service Operations
    • Restoration
  • Types of Lockout
    • Individual Lockout
    • Group Lockout
    • Complex Group Lockout
    • Site-Specific Procedures
  • Specialized Tools and Devices for Lockout
  • Lockout and PPE
  • Training Lockout/Tagout Methods
  • Authorized Individuals
  • Affected Individuals
  • Service or Contractor Personnel
  • Lockout/Tagout System Implementation and More
    • Alternative Methods of Hazardous Energy Control
    • Lockout/Tagout Program Documentation
    • Lockout/Tagout Refresher Training
    • Lockout/Tagout Program Training Assessment
    • Lockout/Tagout Program Review
    • Lockout/Tagout Audit and Feedback
    • Additional Requirements for Lockout/Tagout Procedures
    • Common Lockout/Tagout Hazards and Risk Reduction
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam



Start: 10 a.m. Eastern Time
Finish: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time


Live Online Course Registration Fees & CEU Credits

The registration fee to attend this live online training course is $249 + GST/HST.

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Earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits

Successful completion of this course qualifies delegates to receive a certificate of course completion with indicated CEUs.


CEUs are granted by the Engineering Institute of Canada. One CEU is equivalent to 10 professional development hours of instruction.

This course earns 0.6 CEUs.

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John Robin
Electrical Safety & Maintenance Specialist,
The Electricity Forum