Lock Out/Tag Out Training

Also known as LOTO Training

Duration 1-2 hours

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
Lock Out/Tag Out
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£25 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

Many serious and fatal accidents happen during the maintenance, repair and inspection of work equipment. Lock Out/Tag Out (often referred to as LOTO) is a phrase to describe the safety procedures for the isolation of machinery, plant and equipment in which energy is used, stored or created. The shutting down, isolation and locking out of work equipment is essential to protect those doing the work.

This Lock Out/Tag Out course outlines the health and safety hazards and risks that LOTO helps to control, and how the principles of LOTO should be applied to risk assessments. It also explains the legal duties of employers to provide a safe working environment so far as is reasonably practicable and the responsibilities that employees have in ensuring their own safety and the safety of others. The course also details each of the seven steps involved in a LOTO procedure, including everyone’s roles and responsibilities.

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Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Written in compliance with UK legislation and guidance

Developed by health and safety professionals

Accredited by CPD and assured by RoSPA Qualifications

Downloadable module recaps of key learning points

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Recognise the importance of the seven steps of LOTO for safety during the isolation and maintenance of machinery, plant and equipment, including the hazards and risks that it helps to control.
  • Determine which types of work activity cause risk.
  • Recognise the legal duties of employers and workers involved in LOTO procedure.
  • Understand the importance and role of risk assessment in LOTO.
  • Recognise the importance of supervision of work, and of training, instruction and information to those involved in the work.

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Module 1: Introduction to Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO)

This module explains the main hazards and risks during the maintenance, servicing, repair and inspection of machines and plant, the typical machinery, plant and other work equipment that can cause accidents while being worked on, as well as types of energy sources that must be considered. It also outlines the key legal requirement for lock out/tag out.

Module 2: Risk Assessment and Safe Systems of Work

This module describes the five steps to risk assessment for maintenance, servicing, repair and inspection using LOTO, who should carry out the risk assessment and how it should be implemented, monitored and reviewed. It also looks at the hierarchy of control as it applies to LOTO and the role of LOTO within safe systems of work.

Module 3: Safe Systems of Work for Lock Out/Tag Out

This module covers the general requirements for maintenance, servicing, repair or inspection of work equipment and plant and explains the seven steps in any LOTO procedure.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass, don’t worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

This course is suitable for workers at all levels, who are involved in lock out/tag out procedures to complete routine maintenance, service, repair or inspection of work equipment. It must be accompanied by practical training on the procedures specific to your work activities and work environment.

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Neil Murray

Health and Safety Consultant

Neil Murray is a vastly experienced and highly qualified health and safety professional who has held roles such as Senior Health and Safety Executive inspector,  and Principal Inspector for Channel Tunnel construction. He has also held senior roles in an international infrastructure business, a major UK water utility company and a major construction group and provided management consultancy to numerous companies across a wide range of industries. 

Neil has a wide expertise in many sectors, including construction, civil engineering, manufacturing engineering, water and waste utilities, education, heritage sites, public safety, rail construction and operation, transport, marine, waste management, engineering design and industrial and facilities management services. 

Neil is a QSA auditor for RoSPA and also an author of published guidance on health and safety in the construction of the Channel Tunnel, work at height, major project management, and online training courses.

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