Lockout Tagout for Authorized Workers

Energy sources including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, or other sources in machines and equipment can be hazardous to workers. During the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment without the use of proper LOTO safety procedures, the serviced equipment can unexpectedly start up or otherwise release these forms of energy. This can lead to injuries and even death to the people working on the machine and even to others working in the area or living in the community.

When machines or equipment are being prepared for service or maintenance, they often contain some form of “hazardous energy” that can cause harm to people in the area.

In conversation about hazardous energy, we mean any type of energy that can be released and might harm a person. This could include energy of the following types:

  • Chemical

  • Electrical

  • Hydraulic

  • Mechanical

  • Pneumatic

  • Thermal

  • Gravitational

Who Should Take This Course?

This training program is designed to protect the health and safety of authorized workers in the workplace who could reasonably expect to undertake work activities that involve locking and tagging out machines or equipment

  • Plant managers and supervisors
  • Maintenance and service personnel
  • Safety professionals and engineers
  • Project managers and safety committee members.

Program Objectives:

The purpose of this training is to provide a basic understanding of the legislated and regulated requirements for lock-out and tagging procedures. A written Lock-Out Tag-Out Program is required by law to ensure your employees' safety while cleaning, adjusting or servicing equipment or machinery.

Course Material

  • Participant Handbook
  • Digest version of OH&S Act
  • Facilitator-led, PowerPoint presentation
  • Quizzes and Videos

Course Details

Length: Half-Day to be delivered in a public classroom or at an on-site location
On-site Groups of 6 to 12:  $750.00 Contact our Health & Safety Advisors for in-house training rates and dates

Course Agenda

After course completion your workplace should be able to put in place or improve a LOTO safety control program that is required by law [O.Reg 852 S.42.(7)] The hazardous energy control program will include established procedures for using locks and tags; the locks and tags themselves; training workers on hazards of hazardous energy and lockout/tagout procedures, policies, and equipment; and establish timing for periodic reviews and inspections of the system. 
  • Introduction to and Application of the legal standards (Federal, Provincial, Territorial and CSA)
  • Roles & Responsibilities according to OHSA of employers, supervisors and workers as well as contractors
  • Hazard Recognition
  • Identify sources of hazardous energy and consequences of improper control
  • Recognize different types of lock and tag devices
  • Recognize approved options and special considerations for lockout/tagout
  • Understanding Lockout/tagout procedures applying the following seven steps:
    1. Preparation
    2. Shutdown
    3. Isolation
    4. Lockout/tagout
    5. Stored energy check
    6. Isolation verification
    7. Start up

Product Selection

Dates LOTO




CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received less than 3 business days prior to a course start date will not be refunded. Workplace Safety Group reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a training session. A $25.00 Administration Fee will apply to all customer requested cancellations.

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