It takes everyone to make a safe work environment. We have all seen the signs, “Do Not Operate”, but we are just going to move that equipment a little bit – what harm can that be? Unfortunately far too many accidents occur as a result of neglect or failure to comply with Lockout/Tagout procedure.
Without a thorough understanding of the procedures associated with this, workers will unnecessarily continue to put themselves or others in harm’s way. In order to avoid this, they need a comprehensive training course; one that covers all of who, what, where, when, why and how questions.
Who Should Attend
Supervisors and individuals who are required to perform a lock-out/tag-out procedure to de-energize a piece of equipment or machinery.
Classroom Topics of Discussion
- The legislative requirements (Government Regulations, CSA Standards and Manufacturers’ Guidelines and Principles);
- The duties and responsibilities of all workplace stakeholders;
- The principles of a lock-out/tag-out system;
- Steps that need to be taken to insure a proper lock-out/tag-out;
- Different types of energy sources.
Practical, Hands-on Activities
- Determine how to locate energy sources;
- Recognize the importance of pre-shift inspections;
- Make the proper use of a written checklist;
- Determine what safeguards must be put in place to ensure safety;
- Use the proper procedure for restarting work/re-energizing equipment.
Certificate of Completion