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.
- 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.
- 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
Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)
Lunch: 1 Hour (if applicable)
- Why is Controlling Hazardous Energy Important
- The Fatal Five
- What is LOTO?
- Zero Energy State
- The 4 E’s to Energy Control
- Hierarchy of Controls
- Elimination and Substitution
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Employer/Employee Responsibilities
- Circuit Breaker Lockout
- Valve Lockout
- Plug Lockout
- Pneumatic Plug Lockout
- Wall Switch Lockout
- Adjustable Cable Lockout
- Hasp Lockout
- Group Lock Box
- Tagout Device
- 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
- Isolation Procedures
- Double Block and Bleed
- Slip Blind or Spectacle Blind
- Blind Flange
- General Requirements
Training Center Provided Material
- Course Materials
Reference Material / Documents
- OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147
- The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout).
- Course ID #: MA047