De-Energization and Lockout
Workers in British Columbia are required to have comprehensive training that meets CSA standard Z460-13 Control of Hazardous Energy –Lockout and Other Methods and WorkSafe BC Workers Compensation Act, Part 3: OHS and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Part 10: De-energization and Lockout and Part 19: Electrical Safety.
This course provides classroom theory and limited practical hands-on training for employees working on machinery or equipment that requires de-energization and lockout. Anyone performing maintenance or repair on equipment and machinery may be exposed to hazards from an unexpected start-up or the release of stored energy in the equipment. Lockout training provides safe operating procedures to shut down, isolate, prevent release of stored energy, and re-start equipment once complete. This course will verify employees understanding and demonstration of the concepts and methods for isolating and locking out equipment listed below.
Employees working on, repairing or maintaining machinery and equipment that is required to be de-energized and locked out prior to its service, repair and safe operation.
Maximum 12 students per class
Approximately 4 to 6 hours, depending on client specific requirements and equipment application
Each participant will be instructed in accordance with CSA standards, WorkSafe BC and Federal Regulations.
THE FOLLOWING TOPICS WILL BE COVERED IN THIS COURSE:
Federal and Provincial Legislation
CSA Related Codes and Standards
Authorized vs affected employees
Forms of hazardous energy
Isolate and control energy
Six steps of Lockout/Tagout
Locks and tag application
Releasing residual energy
Verifying zero energy state
Steps to re-start equipment
Equipment specific procedures
Personal and Group Lockout/Tagout requirements
Multiple person and multiple point lockout
Outside personnel (contractors)
Examples of mishaps nationwide involving improper Lockout/Tagout causes