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Safe Isolations of Plants-and Equipments (Lock out / tag Out)

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About the course

This course is designed to explain the requirements for the safe isolation of plant and equipment or control of hazardous energy sources set forth in the American Standards OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 and ANSI/ASSE Z244.1-2003.

The accidental release of energy during work can and frequently does cause severe injuries, amputations, and death. Energy can be present in the form of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, potential energy (due to gravity) stored in elevated masses, spring energy, chemical corrosively, chemical toxicity, pressure, or other energy.

The purpose of this course is to train participants on standards, procedures, techniques, designs and methods that protect personnel where injury can occur as a result of the unexpected release of hazardous energy. Unexpected release of hazardous energy can include any unintended motion, energization, start-up or release of stored energy, deliberate or otherwise, from the perspective of the person(s) at risk.

In addition to the Lockout/tag out (the primary method of hazardous energy control), the course will cover alternative methods of control that are based on risk assessment.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Apply and gain an in-depth knowledge in the isolation of plant and equipment and control of hazardous energy sources
  • Enumerate the types of hazards and give emphasis on chemical, fire and explosive hazards
  • Implement procedures and assign escape routes in case of emergency isolation of chemical process plant
  • Discuss the effects of electrical, confined space and mechanical hazards during the unexpected release of hazardous energy
  • Enumerate the proper procedure for hazard identification and apply a detailed risk assessment for the different hazards
  • Carryout the regulations, scope and application, procedures, training and auditing related to the safe isolation of plant and equipment (lock out/tag out)
  • Create an effective Energy Control Plan to prevent injuries, amputations and death
  • Demonstrate process disaster prevention and safety management to assure that it is in compliance with the American Standards OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 and ANSI/ASSE Z244.1-2003

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Define what is meant by Lockout & Tag out (LOTO or Lockout/Tag out) and when it is used
  • Identify the importance of LOTO
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved with LOTO including LOTO users, those who may come across LOTO, and employers

Day 2

  • Know the requirements of the LOTO regulations and where to find them in 29 CFR1910.147
  • Know the different types of LOTO training and how they apply to the job
  • List the three parts of a LOTO program including the development of a written program, the training of employees and how and when to implement the LOTO program

Day 3

  • Understand how and when LOTO “refresher” training is to be conducted
  • Understand and define the different types of energy that might be encountered using LOTO. This includes potential energy, kinetic energy, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and water/gas energy
  • List the requirements of an Energy Control Program

Day 4

  • Know how and when to properly apply locks and other devises as part of a LOTO program
  • Understand the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of locks and tags as part of a LOTO program

Day 5

  • Be able to list the steps of applying LOTO on the job. This includes proper notification, awareness of energy hazards, controlling the hazards (including blanking and bleeding off energy), applying LOTO, performing the work, removing equipment used and LOTO equipment, restarting the equipment and making proper notifications
  • Understand considerations when working with outside contractors and LOTO

## Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for all personnel who are responsible in emergency response and health, safety and environment that includes engineers, doctors, managers, researchers and officers.

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