LOTO Cycle

LOTO Course Introduction

Lockout-tagout (LOTO) or lock and tag is a safety procedure which is used to ensure that dangerous machinery, processes or services are properly shut off and securely isolated.  This is done for a variety of reasons but principally to ensure that people are not killed or injured.

All personnel involved in the isolation of plant and equipment should be competent to carry out their responsibilities. They should:

  1. understand the purpose, principles and practices of isolation procedures and
    safety rules – for their own role, and for others involved in the operation of
    isolation systems; and
  2. be aware of the site’s major accident hazards, ie the potential consequences of any release of hazardous substances.

LOTO Course Design.

The Lock Out Tag Out Course is intended for anyone required to operate and use LOTO procedures and equipment.

This training is delivered as part of Confined Space Training Courses but is offered here as “Stand Alone” training for:

Initial training
Refresher training

LOTO Course Content

The course consists of:

  1. Definition of LOTO
  2. HSE Guidance Documents:
    – Isolation by Lock Out
    – Permits to Work Isolation
  3. Safe Systems of Work
  4. Definition and understanding of:
    –  Lock Out
    –  Tag Out
    –  Lock Out and Tag Out
  5. Telemetry Systems and Lock Out TO procedures
  6. Definition and responsibilities of:
    –  Authorised Person
    –  Affected Person
  7. Activities covered by Lock Out Tag Out
  8. Activities not covered by LOTO
  9. Energy Control Programmes and  Procedures
  10. Energy Isolating Devices
  11. Limitations of Tags
  12. Requirements of LOTO Devices
  13. Lock Out Tag Out Cycle

LOTO Course Pre-requisites


LOTO Course Notes

  1. It is a legal requirement that all employees required to use lock out tag out equipment and procedures receive training.
  2. The training detailed on this page is “generic” Lock Out Tag Out training
  3. Training can be carried out at your premises provided suitable resources are available:
    • Sufficient space to accommodate course numbers
    • Space to use whiteboard, laptop and projector
  4. We use Lock Out Tag Out Kits for training.  
  5. Specific training can be designed and delivered to meet your needs.
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LOTO Equipment

Course Venue

Training can be conducted at:

  • Fire Safety Trainer practical training premises.
    Details of these can be found on the contact page.
  • Your premises.  Please see the attached notes.
  • Other suitable agreed venues.

Course Duration

2 hrs 

Course Size

Maximum 12
Minimum 6

Course Assessment

  • In house written tick box questionnaire
  • Practical assessment and recorded to our standards

Course Qualification

  • Candidates will obtain our company certification of successful pass.
  • Certificates will be sent to the company and not to individual candidates and will be valid for 3 years.

Course Refresher

Determined by Employer based on:

  • Perceived need
  • Change in equipment