Lock Out/Tag Out Training

Also known as LOTO Training

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
Lock Out/Tag Out
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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.

  • Written in compliance with UK legislation and guidance
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Downloadable module recaps of key learning points
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Aims of the course

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.


CPD Approved
RoSPA Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course content

1Introduction 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.

2Risk 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.

3Safe 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.

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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.

Who should take this course?

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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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact support@highspeedtraining.co.uk, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

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