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.