Lockout/Tagout—Electrical Power (1-2 hours of training)

This comprehensive interactive multimedia-training program consists of one lesson that trains participants in the procedures for controlling hazardous mechanical energy sources during servicing and maintenance operations.

Audience: This program is mandatory training for all mechanics.

Prerequisites: This lesson is designed so that no prior knowledge is required.


  • Explain the purpose of a lockout/tagout procedure
  • Describe the lockout process
  • Describe the tagout process
  • Recognize situations in which the lockout/ tagout standard applies
  • Identify the various classifications of employees as they apply to the standard
  • Describe the training requirements for each classification of employee
  • Recognize the Equipment used for lockout
  • Recognize the equipment used for tagout
  • Prepare for isolation of the energy source
  • Properly isolate the electrical energy source as addressed in the lockout/tagout standard
  • Release stored energy
  • Control stored energy
  • Verify the isolation of all of the energy sources
  • Prepare the area for release from lockout/ tagout
  • Remove lockout/tagout devices and restore energy to the equipment
  • Test the equipment operation and notify personnel that equipment is back on line
  • Follow the proper lockout/tagout steps if it is necessary to test or cycle the equipment while it is locked or tagged out
  • Understand the importance of being aware of outside personnel working in the facility and their lockout/tagout procedures
  • Perform group lockout/tagout and perform a shift change when lockout or tagout is in place