Lockout Tagout in the Workplace

Eliminate energy hazards with lockout tagout procedures


Energy powers lifts, turns grinders, floods piping, and drives hydraulics, but the release of hazardous energy, even if it’s a part of everyday procedure or maintenance, can be a big hazard for workers. In fact, it is required by law that employees who regularly use, maintain, or inspect power equipment must be trained in how to control the release of any hazardous energy and protect themselves and those around them. The best way to do this is with lockout tagout procedures.

This course is designed to give workers and supervisors an understanding of the general requirements for lockout tagout regulations, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and prevent different power hazards that can be found on any work site, such as electric, pneumatic, kinetic, and thermal energy. The course also covers the laws and potential fines that come with ignoring proper lockout tagout procedures and energy isolating devices commonly used on job sites, including:

  • Drums, tanks, and pipelines
  • Tumbling mills and dryers
  • Electrical power supply
  • Storage silo bins and hoppers
  • Confined spaces

This course was developed in accordance with recommendations set forth in CSA standards Z462 – Workplace Electrical Safety and Z460-13 Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout and Other Methods.

Failure to comply with lockout tagout regulations can result in criminal consequences for employers and workers. Check your provincial regulations for more information.


Throughout this course, workers will learn the 7 Step Lockout System:

  • Prepare for hazards with proper research
  • Communicate essential lockout information to other staff
  • Shut down all sources of power
  • Isolate energy sources using energy isolating devices
  • Apply locks and tags to equipment
  • Control the zero energy state
  • Verify all safety procedures

I-CAB Approved

This content developer is recognized by the International Competency Assessment Board (I-CAB) for its expertise in this subject matter and is listed as a competency development resource for I-CAB assessment participants.

Universally Compatible

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 90 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.