Lockout / Tagout Training

Lockout tagout training


Lockout / Tagout training is a safe work practice that ensures that dangerous machines and energy sources are properly shut off and not unexpectedly started up before the completion of maintenance or servicing work. From the basic procedures for lock and tag out, to information about responsibilities of manufacturers, employers, supervisors and employees regarding hazardous energy control. 

Failure to control the release of hazardous energy while servicing and maintaining equipment has the potential to cause some of the most severe injuries in the workplace.

All authorized employees who service or maintain equipment, as well as equipment operators and any other affected employees who work in the area where lockout tag out is being performed are required to take this training to meet OHS compliance requirements for lock out tag out. Additionally temporary personnel  as well as outside service and contractor personnel must also be trained in hazardous energy control.

Specific Steps

  • To shut down, isolate, block, & secure machine.
  • Safely place, remove, & transfer of Lockout / Tagout devices
  • To test machine & verify energy is Locked out. 
  • Identify responsible person for Lockout / tagout

Who is responsible for the lockout program?

Each party in the workplace has a responsibility in the lockout program. In general:

Management is responsible for:

  • Drafting, periodically reviewing, and updating the written program.
  • Identifying the employees, machines, equipment, and processes included in the program.
  • Providing the necessary protective equipment, hardware and appliances.
  • Monitoring and measuring conformance with the program.

Supervisors are responsible for:

  • Distributing protective equipment, hardware, and any appliance; and ensuring its proper use by employees.
  • Ensuring that equipment-specific procedures are established for the machines, equipment and processes in their area.
  • Ensuring that only properly trained employees perform service or maintenance that require lockout.
  • Ensuring that employees under their supervision follow the established lockout procedures where required.

Employees are responsible for:

  • Assisting in the development of equipment-specific procedures.
  • Following the procedures that have been developed.
  • Reporting any problems associated with those procedures, the equipment, or the process of locking and tagging out.

We recommend that you should renew your training every 3 years