Lock Out Tag Out Online Training Course
Lock Out Tag Out: – Course Overview
Work procedures are formed and adhered to, to keep people safe at work. However, many accidents occur during non-routine operations such as when equipment is being maintained, cleaned, fixed or unblocked.
To prevent accidents, equipment should be made safe before such work takes place, and correct procedures followed to reinstate the equipment. Lock out, tag out (LOTO) is an isolation process and one part of the effort for making equipment safe.
The LOTO Course explains a five-step process, from planning to trying out, before work is carried out. It also summarises the steps to be taken after work has finished but before restoring power. As well as more obvious electrical hazards, the course explains that there are other energy sources that might need to be protected against, including hydraulic pressure, gas and moving parts.
Lock Out Tag Out: – Suitable for
Employees or contractors involved with operating or maintaining machinery or plant can use this course as part of an induction process or as refresher training.
Where the lock out, tag out procedure is a significant element of an individual’s job role, it is recommended that this course is used as part of a blended learning approach, for example as preparation for a skills-based practical course or as a refresher of the key points.
Although the course details examples of how energy sources can be locked out, it is still the employer’s duty to carry out specific risk assessments, to have tailored procedures in place and to train employees to use specific equipment.
If you are interested in this, check out our Risk Assessment Online Training Course as well!