Lockout/Tagout Procedures

Provided by: ToolingU

"Lockout/Tagout Procedures" details the OSHA requirements and best practices for preventing accidental startup during maintenance and repair. It addresses electrical power and the many other forms of energy that a machine or device may use. All forms of energy must be successfully restrained or dissipated in order for safe maintenance. "Lockout/Tagout Procedures" describes using a lockout device that prevents unauthorized access of the energy-isolating mechanism. OSHA has strict requirements for lockout and tagout devices, which must be standardized, easily recognized warning signs. Users will learn OSHA's specific steps for all parts of the control of hazardous energy, from shutdown to startup, including defining authorized vs. affected employees.

Course Objectives:

  • Define lockout/tagout
  • Describe the forms of energy that may be found in a manufacturing environment
  • Define lockout device
  • Describe tagout devices
  • List OSHA requirements for lockout/tagout devices
  • Describe lockout capability requirements for machinery
  • Describe when the lockout/tagout standard applies
  • Identify methods of blocking
  • Describe the basic requirements of an energy control program
  • Distinguish between affected and authorized employees
  • Describe OSHA's typical minimal lockout procedure
  • List the steps in the lockout sequence for a typical minimal lockout procedure
  • List the sequence of steps for restoring equipment to service after lockout
  • Describe lockout/tagout training requirements for different types of employees
  • Explain the importance of continuity during the lockout/tagout procedure.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for all personnel in the manufacturing workplace.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, OHSA Requirements, Lockout/Tagout Devices, Safety

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2 hrs



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