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Lockout Tagout – Online Learning

This online course aims to provide learners with the skills required to implement and follow a lockout tagout process. With this e-learning course:

  • Explain what lockout tagout (LOTO) is, why it’s important and what is required to implement it
  • Explore the components and devices of lockout tagout, their features and applications
  • Follow a step-by-step LOTO procedure
  • Establish a lockout tagout program in your workplace

Course Introduction

Lockout-Tagout (LOTO) refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energisation or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. This involves isolating energy sources and placing locks and tags on the energy-isolating devices to ensure that the equipment cannot be operated until the locks and tags are removed.

Lockout involves physically locking the device in a safe mode, and tagout involves placing a tag on the device indicating that it should not be operated. The process is a critical component of workplace safety, to prevent accidents and injuries resulting from the release of stored energy.

This course provides learners with a thorough understanding of the lockout tagout process, which involves: what it is and why it is important, the key features and applications of the devices, the procedures of lockout tagout and how to implement and follow a lockout tagout program.

Course Content

Module 1 – Introduction to Lockout Tagout
  • Explain what Lockout Tagout is and the general principles of the process
  • Establish the importance of LOTO in the workplace
  • Identify the primary function of LOTO
  • Review examples that highlight how important LOTO can be
  • Determine who is involved in the LOTO procedure
  • Identify the energy sources LOTO devices can prevent an unexpected release of energy from
Module 2 – The Components of Lockout Tagout
  • Explore the three essential components of Lockout Tagout
  • Familiarise yourself with energy-isolating devices and mechanisms
  • Review examples of lockout devices and how they work
  • Identify the key features and applications of lockout devices
  • Recognise the purpose of tagout devices (labels or tags)
  • Review the different tagout devices that may be used in your workplace and what their purpose is
  • Identify the key features and applications of tagout devices
  • Confirm your understanding of LOTO components with a test
Module 3 – Lockout Tagout Procedures
  • Follow the key steps of a lockout tagout procedure
  • Test your knowledge of the steps
Module 4 – Establishing a Lockout Tagout Program
  • Introduce the four components of a lockout tagout program:
    • Written procedures
    • Equipment identification
    • Training
    • Auditing and inspections
Module 5 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners


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