Time: 3 Hours

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Lockout/Tagout refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employers from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. This program explains the importance of Lockout Tagout in safeguarding workers who operate machinery or processes in the industry. The basic elements of safety are explained as are the specific stages and procedures of the Lockout/Tagout process.
Employers should train all employees in the basic concepts of hazardous energy control including energy isolation, locking and tagging of control devices, verifying de-energizing, 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.
Course objectives are as follows:

  • Know what a lockout device is and when Lockout/Tagout should be used in the workplace
  • List the steps involved in Equipment Shutdown and Isolation
  • Explain the processes involved in Dissipating Residual Energy
  • Detail the rules regarding the use and placement of locks and lockout devices
  • Know the steps involved in lockout verification
  • Understand the rules regarding lock and tag removal, including the Two-Person Rule and to recognize required checks before turning on power to any piece of equipment

British Columbia Legislation  Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 10.2
“If the unexpected energization or startup of machinery or equipment or the unexpected release of an energy source could cause injury, the energy source must be isolated and effectively controlled.”

Section 10.3 “If machinery or equipment is shut down for maintenance, no work may be done until (a) all parts and attachments have been secured against inadvertent movement, (b) where the work will expose workers to energy sources, the hazard has been  effectively controlled.