Lockout Tagout Training

Lockout / Tagout Training

OSHA 1910.147

Any type of energy can be a serious hazard, especially if it is released unexpectedly while someone is servicing or maintaining equipment. Energy can be from various sources; electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic or mechanical. This training is designed to meet OSHA requirements 29 CFR 1910.147 and to help the employees understand the importance of energy control and how to apply energy isolation through Lockout/Tagout or LOTO.

This class instructs employees in general work practices related to Lockout/Tagout and specific instruction regarding equipment in your facility. Meets 29 CFR 1910.147 guidelines.

OSHA Standard 1910.147


Training and communication.


The employer shall provide training to ensure that the purpose and function of the energy control program are understood by employees and that the knowledge and skills required for the safe application, usage, and removal of the energy controls are acquired by employees. The training shall include the following:


Each authorized employee shall receive training in the recognition of applicable hazardous energy sources, the type and magnitude of the energy available in the workplace, and the methods and means necessary for energy isolation and control.


Each affected employee shall be instructed in the purpose and use of the energy control procedure.


All other employees whose work operations are or may be in an area where energy control procedures may be utilized, shall be instructed about the procedure, and about the prohibition relating to attempts to restart or reenergize machines or equipment which are locked out or tagged out.


When tagout systems are used, employees shall also be trained in the following limitations of tags:


Employee retraining.


Retraining shall be provided for all authorized and affected employees whenever there is a change in their job assignments, a change in machines, equipment or processes that present a new hazard, or when there is a change in the energy control procedures.


Additional retraining shall also be conducted whenever a periodic inspection under paragraph (c)(6) of this section reveals, or whenever the employer has reason to believe that there are deviations from or inadequacies in the employee’s knowledge or use of the energy control procedures.


The retraining shall reestablish employee proficiency and introduce new or revised control methods and procedures, as necessary.


The employer shall certify that employee training has been accomplished and is being kept up to date. The certification shall contain each employee’s name and dates of training.