Lockout (E-learning)

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Delivery Method:

This course is delivered as an online e-learning course, designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your convenience. You will need a computer (desktop or laptop) and access to the internet.  
Every year in Canada, workers are injured or killed because equipment, machinery or processes were not properly locked out. Lockout is used during operations such as maintenance, repair, cleaning and replacement of machinery, during which normal control measures may not be working, and new hazards may occur.
The purpose of lockout is to identify and prevent the accidental release of "hazardous energy" that can result in workplace injuries and deaths.  

Topics include:

  • What is Hazardous Energy?
  • Hazardous Energy Sources in the Workplace
  • What is Lockout?
  • Importance and Purpose of Lockout
  • When to Lock Out
  • How to Implement Lockout
  • Elements of Hazardous Energy Control
  • Training Requirements 

Upon completion of this course you will know how to:

  • Recognize hazardous energy sources and the potential for workplace injuries
  • Understand what Lockout is and how it controls hazardous energy
  • Know when Lockout should be used and how it should be done
  • Recognize that workplace programs and training are needed in workplaces
Electrical Hazards is recommended but is not a requirement.
Intended Audience: 
  • Managers, supervisors and workers who may encounter or have to control hazardous energy sources in the workplace.
  • Facility managers, workplace committee members and others who may need general awareness of the controlling hazardous energy will benefit from this awareness course.


1 hour
Material(s) included with this course: 
Equipment needed: 
A computer (desktop or laptop) and access to the internet.