HRETDs lockout and isolation (and tagout) training course details
Lockout and isolation
SAQA unit standard: Not unit standard aligned, but forms part of the requirments of various unit standards
Field: No unit standard exists
NQF level:  No unit standard exists
Maximum learners per group: Ten learners
Novice training duration: Three days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs lockout and isolation (and tagout) training course details
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Training requirments
Advanced driving
Crane operations
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earthmoving plant
Construction plant
Construction site safety
Health and safety
Confined space entry
Fire fighting level 1
Fire fighting level 2
First aid level 1
First aid level 2
First aid level 3
General housekeeping
Handling HAZMAT
Health and safety rep
Hot work permissions
Incident investigation
Legal liability
Lockout and isolation
OHS in depth
OHS overview
Permit to work systems
Stacking & storing
Working at heights
ISO standards
Dangerous goods
Tools & powertools
Landscaping tools
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Included in this mutimedia training programme This lockout/tagout (LOTO) and isolation course is developed for both novice and experienced operators who may be required to assume lockout/tagout responsibilities during the course of their daily activities in the working environment.

Learners will, upon completion of the training programme, be able to identify the legal issues involved in working with dangerous machinery; understand what is meant by lockout/tag out and isolation procedures; know which responsibilities are apportioned to which role-players for the standards to function properly; know what elements are required in order for the systems to function and know the various lockout/tag out and isolation procedures.

Entry requirements

Grade 10 certificate (full maths and English literacy) or equivalent qualification.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of lockout/tagout and isolation training, contact our skills development advisor for more information.

Health and safety training

Each learner will receive

Lockout/tagout (LOTO) and isolation systems training

Occupational health and safety

Course content

Legislation regarding dangerous machinery in relation to lockout/tagout and isolation procedures

What is lockout/tagout and isolation about?

Lockout/tagout and isolation procedure responsibilities

We introduce learners to the roles played by management, developing procedures, identifying LOTO training needs, communication of procedures, ensuring staff compliance, ensuring that procedures are effective, management providing, testing and maintaining lockout equipment, administration of lockout documentation and records, operators, artisans and contractors, who may perform lockouts, hazard evaluation, achieving a zero state of energy, adhering to the lockout procedures, advising supervisors of missing or broken lockout devices, participating in mandatory lockout training, not removing locks or tags that are not their own and reporting to the supervisor any hazards and disciplinary measures for tampering with locked or tagged equipment.

Procedural requirements

We outline the items needed for LOTO, written LOTO schedules, and precautions to be considered when doing lockout and isolation, first principle of safe lockout/tagout, risk instructions, precautions for specific energy hazards, lockout don'ts, and removing lockout devices and what to do when lockout devices cannot be removed.

Lockout/tagout procedures

We discuss the scope of the procedures, electrical lockout procedure, mechanical lockout procedure (valves, suspended loads, kinetic energy and vessels), procedure to be followed during shift or responsibility handover and precautions to be considered when doing lockout and isolation. We also explain the differences between lockout and tagout.

Gauges and warning devices

We explain the different types of components and systems we find on machines to be locked or tagged, identify the different warning systems and appropriate action to be taken by operators and identify the different warning lights, buzzers and hooters.

Assessment methods

We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent; if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent to conduct lockout and isolation procedures, the candidate will be issued with a certificate of competence that is valid life-long and does not expire.

HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered. When it comes to crane operations training, the lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy cranes and Mobile cranes, as well as Mobilifts, Cabin Overhead cranes, Pendant Overhead cranes and Single girder hoists. We also do Telescopic materials handler, sometimes called Telehandlers and Truck mounted cranes, sometimes called HIAB and Tower cranes. We train on a variety of lift trucks and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck, Advanced defined purpose lift trucks, defined purpose lift trucks and Side loader lift trucks. We also do rough terrain lift trucks, Reach trucks and Pedestrian stackers. Besides these, we also train on order pickers, Side loaders, Very narrow aisle lift trucks and Rail mounted stackers. We give a variety of lifting equipment and lifting operations training including Basic rigging, Banksman and Lifting equipment inspection. We also offer Safe lifting practise training. When it comes to earthmoving plant, we do articulated dump trucks, Concrete dumpers, Excavators and Face shovels. Also offered is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in training for Scrapers, Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered. Our construction plant training courses includes Asphalt pavers, MEWP (also called cherry picker or mobile elevating works platform), rock breaker and jackhammer, rollers (road rollers) and Tyre handler attachments. When it comes to scaffolding training, we give scaffolding erecting and scaffold inspection – basically scaffolding safety which complies with SANS 10085 – 2004. Our health and safety training includes Construction Regulations 2014 overview or in depth, Construction site flagman and Excavation safety inspection. We also do Ladder inspection, Site safety awareness and Working at heights (also referred to as heights safety or fall arrest as well as Accident/incident investigation and Confined space entry. We offer accredited Fire fighting level 1 and Fire fighting level 2, as well as accredited First aid level 1 and First aid level 2 training. Other safety training we offer is General housekeeping, Handling HAZMAT and Health and safety rep (also called SHE rep and SHEQ), permissions training such as Hot work permissions, Lockout and isolation (also called Lockout Tagout training) We cover the OHS in depth and we have an overview course. We provide Stacking and storing and Stacking and storing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training. We train in powertools safety (correctly written power tools) such as Angle grinders, Boilermaking techniques (and welding and arc cutting), Cut-off saws and general Workshop safety including hand tools. When it comes to landscaping (both horticulture and agricultural), we offer Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Lawnmower training.
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