This exciting new course will be added to our Health and safety suite in the coming weeks

Course Description

This short course provides you with an overview of the lock out / tag out process.

It starts by describing what a lock out / tag out system is, detailing its purpose, and what it involves.

The course then moves on to the types of hazard exposures that might require lock out / tag out, and follows this with a look at the laws associated with lock out / tag out, and the responsibilities that you, and your employer, have under these regulations.

Finally, it sets out a six-step process you need to follow to ensure a safe lock out / tag out.

Learning Objectives

When you’ve completed this course, you’ll be able to:

Understand what is a Lock Out / Tag Out System

Understand what Type of Hazard Exposure Might be Required for Lock Out / Tag Out

Understand what Laws are Associated with Lock Out / Tag Out

The Six Steps to Successful Lock Out / Tag Out

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at anyone involved with the service, repair or maintenance of machinery or equipment that can unexpectedly release hazardous energy, if it is not shut down and isolated correctly. It is also relevant to the employees working alongside these people and their supervisors and managers.


Knowledge of the reasons for a Lock Out / Tag Out system and awareness of the dangers of not implementing correctly reduces the chances of LOTO accident occurring.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training around their work and personal life

Further Progression:

For those needing further safety training, courses such as Electrical Safety and Working Safely should be completed alongside this one.

For Supervisors that want to continue to enhance their skills, courses such as Introduction to Risk Assessment or Leadership Skills would make great next steps

Duration: 25 minutes