Lockout/tagout Training

Required for OSHA Compliance

OSHA’s standard on the control of hazardous energy (the OSHA lockout/tagout standard) appears often on the agency’s list of most violated standards

This General Industry online training course covers the OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) standard. This course is targeted to employees of organizations that work around energized machines or equipment. No prerequisite knowledge is required.

All authorized employees who service or maintain equipment, as well as equipment operators and any other affected employees who work in the area where lockout tagout is being performed are required to take this training to meet OSHA compliance requirements for lock out tag out in (29 CFR 1910.147(c)(7)).

Learning Objectives

  • Know how to prevent injuries by controlling hazardous energy as it applies to the lockout/tagout standard
  • Be able to identify the requirements and procedures for locking and tagging out machines and equipment
  • Understand the employer's training responsibility, as well as the training requirements for authorized and affected employees.

Course Structure

  • Length: 60 minutes
  • Questions: 10 - 15 questions
  • Format: Online

Course Features

  • Lowest industry pricing
  • Customized to your organization
  • Customized OSHA certificate
  • Accessible for one year
  • Train from anywhere and on any device
  • Unlimited testing

OSHA Lockout/tagout Procedures

Whenever servicing and/or maintenance is performed by a group of employees, the employer must develop and implement an energy control procedure that provides authorized and affected employees with the same level of protection as a personal lockout or tagout device. The requirements for group lockout or tagout are set out in section 29 CFR 1910.147(f)(3).

Servicing and maintenance operations performed by a group of employees are often more complex than servicing or maintenance performed by an individual. As a result, group lockout or tagout operations typically require more coordination and communication than personal lockout or tagout operations. Greater coordination between employees is particularly important when more than one craft or department must be involved to complete the task.

Under the standard's group lockout/tagout requirements, a single authorized employee must assume the overall responsibility for the control of hazardous energy for all members of the group while the servicing or maintenance work is in progress.

The authorized employee with the overall responsibility must implement the energy control procedures, communicate the purpose of the operation to the servicing and maintenance employees, coordinate the operation, and ensure that all procedural steps have been properly completed. In such operations, it is critical that each authorized employee involved in the group lockout/tagout activity be familiar with the type and magnitude of energy that may be present during the servicing and maintenance work.

In addition, each employee must affix his/her personal lockout or tagout device to the group lockout device, group lockbox, or comparable mechanism, before engaging in the servicing and maintenance operation. This enables the authorized employee to have control over his/her own protection, and verify that the equipment has been properly deenergized. Additionally, the lockout or tagout device will inform other persons that the employee is working on the equipment, and as long as the device remains attached, the authorized person in charge of the group lockout or tagout knows that the work has not been completed and that it is not safe to reenergize the equipment.

The servicing employee will continue to be protected by his/her lockout or tagout device until it is removed. The authorized employee in charge of the group lockout or tagout must not remove the group lockout or tagout device until each employee in the group has removed his/her personal device, indicating that he/she is no longer exposed to the hazards from the servicing operation.

When the activities involving group lockout or tagout extend into another workshift, or there is a change of authorized employees, the provisions for shift or personnel changes must also be followed.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q - How long will this course take to complete?

Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training. This course will take around 60 minutes to complete.

Q - Can I take the course from more than one computer or mobile device?

Yes, you can take this course by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access.

Q - Will I receive a certificate for this course?

Yes, once you have completed the course you will be emailed a printable certificate. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.