Of all injuries which occur in the manufacturing and construction sectors, the most serious are usually those where people come into contact with production machines or other pieces of equipment that were inadvertently activated because lockout/ tagout procedures did not exist or were not used. Thousands of workers are injured or killed each year. The unfortunate reality is that most of these incidents are easily preventable if proper safety procedures are established, used correctly and consistently.
Lockout/ tagout can involve various types of energy sources. In this course we will describe the different types of energy sources, explain the general rules of lockout/ tagout procedures and give you the basic knowledge required to correctly and effectively complete lockout/ tagout procedures.