Lockout Tagout Safety Awareness Training Course

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Organisation profile

Powerpoint Engineering Ltd is the industry expert in providing specialised electrical testing products, services & training. We are the market leader in Ireland in niche industries such as Electrical Safety Equipment, Energy Monitoring, Lockout/Tagout & PAT Testing, having built up the necessary expertise, reputation and distribution agencies. Customers include generating stations, utility companies, manufacturing plants, facility managers, engineers, safety consultants & electrical contractors

Training aim

Personnel undertaking service or maintenance work on industrial equipment fully understand the importance of energy control and know how to apply energy isolation and Lockout Tagout correctly

Learning objectives

On completion of the course you will have a very good understanding of:

What is Lockout?

What is Tagout?

Lockout Tagout Definitions

The 5 Energy Sources- Electrical, Hydraulic, Mechanical, Thermal & Pneumatic

Legal Requirements for Lockout Tagout including Irish, UK, EU and USA regulations

Lockout Tagout Safety Programs and Procedures

Padlock Keying Systems and colour coding systems

Types of Lockout Devices including Electrical & Mechanical Lockout Devices

Course outline

Our Lockout Tagout Safety Awareness Training Course syllabus is comprehensive and includes the following topics:

The 5 Energy Sources

Responsibilities - Employer, Supervisors, Authorised Employees & Affected Employees.

Legal Requirements

Lockout Tagout Safety Program & Implementation

Equipment and appropriate Lockout Devices

Padlock Keying Systems

Safety Signage and Tags

Group Lockout


Internal Staff Training

External Personnel Induction

Shift Changes

Trainer's profile

Cathal McGrath has over 10 years’ experience in the electrical industry and 4 years as a Trainer. Qualifications include:

FETAC Level 6 - -Train the Trainer

FPX Leadership and Project Management

FETAC Level 6 - -Electrician

City & Guilds Level 3 – Inspection,Testing & Verification of Electrical Equipment

In addition to this, Cathal has excellent Lockout Tagout product knowledge as we are authorised distributors for the main suppliers including Master Lock & Brady.

Course duration

Half day course held in Portlaoise or on-site.

Assessment & certification

The course is accredited by NSAI to ISO Standard 9001:2008. On passing an examination, you will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.

Who should attend

Personnel including EH&S Personnel, Safety Officers, Plant Managers, Engineers, Maintenance and Operatives undertaking service or maintenance work on industrial equipment.