Lock Out Tag Out Online Training

This Lock Out Tag Out Online Training course covers:

  • Isolation processes for powered equipment, including lock out, tag out (LOTO) procedures.
  • What can go wrong without a successful isolation process.
  • Steps required before starting work on powered equipment and when returning equipment to normal operations.

Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost.

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Course Introduction

The EssentialSkillz Lock Out Tag Out Online Training Course is designed to help users understand what Lock Out Tag Out is, the steps behind the isolation process, and why it’s an important part of workplace health and safety procedure.

Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) is a health and safety procedure that temporarily disables access to a control panel or piece of heavy machinery in order to prevent unauthorised or unscheduled use by other operators. The main aim of the practice is to safeguard employees from preventable accidents and fatalities and is a standard operating procedure across heavy-duty industries such as manufacturing, construction and agriculture.

This Lock Out Tag Out Online Training course takes on average 60 minutes to complete.

Course Content

The EssentialSkillz Lock Out Tag out course explains a five-step process, from planning to trying out, before work is carried out. It also summarises the steps to be taken after work has finished but before restoring power. As well as more obvious electrical hazards, the course explains that there are other energy sources that might need to be protected against, including hydraulic pressure, gas and moving parts. It uses case studies based on real accidents to illustrate the importance of applying controls and to engage the learner.

It is not the aim of this course to explain particular shutdown sequences or lock out tag out steps for specific equipment. Although the course illustrates examples of how energy sources can be locked out, it is the responsibility of the employer to carry out specific risk assessments, to have tailored procedures in place and to train employees to use specific equipment.

Where lock out tag out is a significant element of an individual’s job role, it is recommended that this course is used as part of a blended learning approach, for example as preparation for a skills-based practical course or as a refresher of the key points.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Lock Out Tag Out eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.

Key features

All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:

Fully customisable by you

Add your own scripts, images, videos, presentations and interactions – with no coding experience required. Use our suite of templates to make our courses your own, delivering highly relevant training to your organisation at no extra cost.

White label branding

We can brand our training with your unique corporate identity to make your users feel right at home throughout the training journey.

Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.


Our Lock Out Tag Out course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.


On successful completion, learners receive a personalised certificate which includes the learner’s name, score and date of completion. Certificates can be viewed, downloaded and printed off at any time to serve as a record of compliance.


Our Lock Out Tag Out Online Training course is RoSPA approved. This ensures that our courses adhere to the highest standard of training and will provide a practical and meaningful learning experience to our customers.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  • Lock Out Tag Out training forms an essential part of compliance training as it ensures that your organisation complies with its legal obligations and requirements.

Add your own questions

Create your own question and answer bank to test your users on the key information that they need to know to be fully compliant. Set core questions to appear in the test section that users are required to pass so that crucial learning points are reinforced.

Randomise test questions

Generate 10 random questions from a bank of 20 to test your user’s retention and understanding of key content.

Set the pass mark

As training administrator, you can configure the passing score that users need to complete the course. Set your own grade boundaries to ensure your training complies with the standards set out by your organisation.

Who should take this course?

Employees or contractors involved with operating or maintaining machinery or plant could use this course as part of an induction process or as refresher training.

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