The term “lockout/tagout” refers to specific practices1
and procedures to safeguard workers from the unexpected energizing or start-up of machinery and equipment,or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities.
Lockout/Tagout explains the importance of lockout/tagout in protecting the health and safety of workers. Employers should train ALL workers in the basic concepts of hazardous energy control, including energy isolation, locking and tagging of control devices, verifying de-energization, and clearing danger points before re-energizing equipment.

Course Objectives: Ultimately, the goal of this course is to educate participants as to what a
lockout device is and when Lockout-Tagout should be used in the work place.

The course examines basic workplace safety tenets and examines the specific
stages and procedures of the Lockout-Tagout process.

Course Content:

This course is presented in 4 modules:

  1. Introduction
  2. Injury Prevention
  3. Equipment Shutdown and Isolation
  4. The Procedure of Lockout – Tagout

Evaluation: At the end of each module, there is a test. Participants must successfully
complete the test before continuing to the next module. Participants that do
not achieve 100% can review the module content and try as many times as
necessary to advance and complete the course. Test questions are randomly
selected from a test bank, making each test unique.

Duration: This online course is self-paced. Participants may leave the course at anytime
and can resume where they left off. The duration will depend on the
individual participant and their prior knowledge of the subject matter. On
average, the course will take between 1.5 – 3 hours to complete.

Take-home materials: Upon successfully completing all modules, there is a printable certificate
for your records.


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