Each and every day, North American electrical workers are exposed to electrical hazardous energy from industrial machinery, equipment and processes. Companies have an obligation to comply with applicable regulatory lockout tagout standards, establish methods for achieving a zero energy state and prevent the inadvertent (accidental or negligent) startup of machinery, equipment or processes in order to protect electrical workers.
Lockout tagout standards provides for decision-making flexibility regarding hazardous energy control. "Other Methods", when used, are based upon risk assessment and application of the classic hazard control hierarchy.
Every workplace requires constant maintenance. Installation, repair, and servicing of equipment and machines, although routine, always holds an element of danger for personnel performing the tasks.
Injury can occur as a result of the inadvertent startup of machines, equipment or processes, contact with live circuits or an unexpected release of stored energy.
Avoid these hazards. Effective lockout procedures isolate energy and control machinery and equipment - helping to protect the operators, maintenance personnel and the machines themselves.
Our Lockout Tagout Training course guides you through appropriate lockout - energy control procedures, how and when to use them - and guidelines on safe restart.
Lockout Tagout Training For Authorized Employees
Employees who perform the following types of work must be trained:
If an employee's duties include performing work covered by this program, they must be trained as an authorized employee. The training for authorized employees involves both classroom and on-the-job training.
Training must be performed before the employee is assigned duties involving work that will require lockout/tagout (LOTO). An employee undergoing on-the-job training who has demonstrated the ability to perform duties safely at his or her level of training, and who is under the direct supervision of an authorized person, is considered to be an authorized person for the purpose of those duties.
Retraining will be performed whenever inspections conducted by the employee’s supervisor indicate that an employee has not retained the necessary knowledge or skills to effectively use established lockout/tagout procedures. Retraining will also be performed whenever there is a change in job assignments, when new machines, equipment or processes are introduced that present a new hazard, or when the energy control procedures change. When an employee is to work on new or unfamiliar systems or equipment, the employee’s supervisor must provide additional training on the hazards involved and the energy control procedures that are to be followed.
Training on Lockout Tagout Devices
If tagout devices are used, further training on tagout systems need to emphasize that:
Training must ensure that the purpose and function of your energy control plan are understood and that employees gain the needed knowledge and skills to safely apply, use, and remove hazardous energy controls.
Minimum training must include:
Affected employees must be instructed on the:
Other employees must be instructed about:
Lockout Tagout Training - Control of Hazardous Electrical Energy - Lockout and Other Methods was developed due to a lack of understanding and measurable consistency in the field regarding Lockout principles and also by the rapidly changing technology and automation related to complex industrial machinery. This standard establishes requirements and performance objectives for procedures, techniques, designs and methods for the effective control of Hazardous Energy.
Full-Day Lockout Tagout Training Course
Introduction to Lockout
Developing an Effective Lockout Program
Other Hazardous Energy Control Methods
Other Hazardous Energy Control Methods... continued
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