Lockout Tagout Training

Lockout Tagout

Training Program Objectives:

The Lockout Tagout Training course not only deals with how to lockout the machinery but why and when machinery must be locked out. We believe that unless people can understand the actual dangers from failure to lockout, many of them will neglect lockout.

The Lockout/Tagout Training program is designed to meet the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act which states the following:

A part of a machine, transmission machinery, device or thing to be cleaned, oiled, adjusted, repaired or have maintenance work performed on it only when, motion that may endanger a worker has stopped (i.e. main motors, flywheels etc.); and any part that has been stopped and that may subsequently move (i.e. from gravity) and endanger a worker has been blocked to prevent it’s movement.

If the starting of a machine, transmission machinery, device or thing may endanger the safety of a worker, control switches or other control mechanisms shall be locked out and other effective precautions necessary to prevent such starting shall be taken.

Canadian Standards Association Z460-05 Control of hazardous energy – Lockout and other Methods is a standard dealing with hazardous energy associated with potentially harmful machines, equipment or processes. 
Many companies have a general lockout policy. This standard requires that specific lockout procedures be developed as well for each machine.

Lockout Tagout Course Objectives:
To learn how, when, and why lockout is required, and help prevent accidents and damage caused by unexpected movement of machinery and hazardous energy sources

Suggested Participants:

Any person that operators machinery, supervisors, maintenance workers, safety committee members

Completion Time:

One half day (maximum group size is 20)

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Who is responsible for the onsite training?
Our instructors have many years of lockout/tagout experience. Explaining when, why, and how to lockout equipment is paramount to their goal of reducing accidents at your facilities.

When and where does the onsite training take place?
We will conduct lockout/tagout training at your facility, and at your convenience anywhere in North America.

Who should receive Lockout Tagout Training in Canada?
CSA Z460 Control of hazardous energy – Lockout and other methods states the user shall provide initial training that will ensure that all authorized individuals understand the purpose and function of the control program to an extent appropriate for the level of hazard exposure they will possibly encounter.

How often must re-training take place in Canada?
CSA Z460 Control of hazardous energy – Lockout and other methods: States that annual refresher training should be conducted to maintain an appropriate level of awareness. Upgrade training shall be given to authorized individuals when there are changes to job assignments, machines, equipment or processes that present a new hazard, or a change in energy control procedures. Additional re-training shall be conducted whenever an assessment reveals, or whenever the user has other reason to believe, that authorized individuals’ knowledge or use of energy control procedure is inadequate or inconsistent with the requirements of this Standard.