3 Year Certification
Course Duration - 2.5 hours
Who Should Take This Course
For anyone who may isolate or de-energize equipment in the workplace.
LOCKOUT/TAGOUT is defined in the Canadian Standard Act as “placement of a lock or tag on an energy-isolating device indicating that the energy-isolating device is not to be operated until removal of the lock or tag in accordance with an established procedure”.
In practice, LOCKOUT is the isolation of energy from a machine, equipment or process that physically locks the system in a safe mode. It can be a manually operated disconnect switch, circuit breaker, line valve or a block.
The locking (or lockout) can be any device that has the ability to secure the energy-isolating device in a safe position.
TAGOUT is a labeling process that is always used when lockout is required. The process involves attaching a label or tag with specific information that will be covered in the course.
A test for each applicant will be given at the end of the course. All participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.
A LOCKOUT/TAGOUT program is designed to protect workers from risk of harm and will help prevent: Contact with a hazard while performing tasks that require the removal, by-passing or deactivation of safeguarding devices; the unintended release of hazardous energy and the unintended start-up or motion of machinery, equipment or processes.
This course will outline who is responsible for the LOCKOUT Program, provide responsibilities for Management, Supervisors and Employees, verification of system through visual and testing methods and maintenance or service activity.
- Lock out definitions
- Legal responsibilities
- Forms of energy
- Lock out procedure
- Frequent mistakes
- Zero Tolerance