Lock Out, Tag Out (LOTO)


This course is aimed at anyone involved with the service, repair or maintenance of machinery or equipment that can unexpectedly release hazardous energy if it is not shut down and isolated correctly. It is also relevant to the employees working alongside these people and their supervisors and managers.

This short course provides you with an overview of the lock out / tag out process.

It starts by describing what a lock out / tag out system is, detailing its purpose, and what it involves.

The course then moves on to the types of hazard exposures that might require lock out / tag out, and follows this with a look at the laws associated with lock out / tag out, and the responsibilities that you, and your employer, have under these regulations.

Finally, it sets out a six-step process you need to follow to ensure a safe lock out / tag out.


Guided Learning hours

Approximately 25 minutes are required for this course.

Form of Assessment

A short test concludes each module. A passmark of 70% for all modules is required to successfully pass the course.


  • What is a Lock Out / Tag Out System?
  • What Types of Hazard Exposure Might be Required for Lock Out /  Tag Out?
  • What Laws are Associated with Lock Out / Tag Out?
  • The Six Steps to Sucessful Lock Out / Tag Out