LO/TO – Piping & Vessel Isolation

Prerequisites: This course shall have no formal pre-requisite.

Course Length: 2-3 hours - Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks.

Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty-five (35) in the classroom session.

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Course Objective

  • Delegates will be able to define the purpose of lockout/tagout.
  • Provide delegates with the understanding of when LOTO is required and its uses.
  • Provide delegates with knowledge in proper isolation of process equipment and piping during repair, service or maintenance.
  • Delegates should be able to identify situations where injury to employees or damage to property or the environment could occur.

Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids

Successful Course Completion

  • Requires a minimum score of 75% or better.
  • Delegates will have no more than thirty (30) minutes to complete the exam.
  • Grades shall be calculated by dividing the number of questions answered correctly by the total number of exam questions.

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom

Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)

Lunch: 1 Hour (if applicable)

Course Outline
LOTO Safety

  • Why is Controlling Hazardous Energy Important
  • The Fatal Five
  • What is LOTO?
  • Definitions
  • Zero Energy State
  • The 4 E’s to Energy Control
    • Energy
    • Engineering
    • Education
    • Enforcement
  • Energy
    • Kinetic
    • Potential
  • Hierarchy of Controls
    • Elimination and Substitution
    • Engineering
    • Administrative
    • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Employer/Employee Responsibilities
  • Training

Lockout Devices

  • Defined
  • Requirements
  • Circuit Breaker Lockout
  • Valve Lockout
  • Plug Lockout
  • Pneumatic Plug Lockout
  • Wall Switch Lockout
  • Adjustable Cable Lockout
  • Hasp Lockout
  • Group Lock Box

Tagout

  • Tagout Device
  • Requirements
  • Unlockable Devices
  • Limitations of Tags
  • General Rules

Lockout Tagout Procedures

  • Who can Lock Equipment?
  • Group LOTO
  • Outside Personnel
  • Shift or Personnel Changes
  • How to Perform LOTO Safely
  • Six Steps for Lockout/Tagout
    • Step 1 – Prepare for Shut Down
    • Step 2 – Shut Down the Equipment
    • Step 3 – Operate All Isolating Devices
    • Step 4 – Attach All LOTO Devices
    • Step 5 – Release All Stored Energy
    • Step 6 – Verify That Equipment Energy Isolation Has Been Accomplished
  • Restoring Equipment to service
  • Temporary Removal
  • Start-up Guidelines

Process Equipment and Piping Isolation Procedures

  • Purpose/Scope
  • Applications
  • Hazards
  • Responsibilities
  • Isolation Procedures
    • Double Block and Bleed
    • Slip Blind or Spectacle Blind
    • Blind Flange
  • General Requirements

Summary

Practical Session

  • None

Training Center Provided Material

  • Course Materials

Delegate Requirements

  • None

Reference Material / Documents

  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147
    • The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout).
  • Course ID #: MA047

Date

Apr 19 2021

Time

7:30 am

Cost

$85.00
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