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Lockout Tagout Training & Certification (LOTO)

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and CSA.


We Offer Three Types of Lockout Tagout Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Lockout Tagout certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Lockout Tagout Training Course?

Our Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO) Safety Training course is regulation aligned, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on equipment, operations, hazards, case studies, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards for LOTO:


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Lockout Tagout Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 1910.147 – The Control of Hazardous Energy (LOTO) & App A
  • 1910 Subpart R – Special Industries
  • 1910.261 – Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
  • 1910.269 – Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution
  • 1910. Subpart S – Electrical
  • 1910.306 – Specific Purpose Equipment and Installations
  • 1910.333 – Selection and Use of Work Practices
  • ANSI Z244 – Control Hazardous Energy, Alternative LOTO procedures
  • 1917 Subpart C – Cargo Handling Gear and Equipment
  • 29 CFR 1918 – Longshoring
  • 1918 Subpart G – Cargo Handling Gear and Equipment Other Than Ship’s Gear
  • 1918.64 – Powered Conveyors
  • 29 CFR 1926 – Construction Industry
  • 1926 Subpart K – Electrical
  • 1926.417 – Lockout and Tagging of Circuits
  • 1926 Subpart Q – Concrete and Masonry Construction
  • 1926.702 – Requirements for Equipment and Tools
  • 29 CFR 1915 – Shipyards
  • 1915 Subpart F – General Working Conditions
  • Canada Standards

  • CSA Z460-05 Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout & Other Methods
  • B.C. – OHS Regulation Part 10, De-energization and lockout
  • Ontario – OHS Act, Section 6 – Lockout Procedures
  • Alberta – OHS Code Part 15, Managing the Control of Hazardous Energy
  • Manitoba – Workplace Safety & Health Regulations, Part 16.14-16.18, Lockout
  • Nova Scotia – Safe Needles in Healthcare Workplaces Act
  • Saskatchewan – OHS Regulations section 139, Lock out

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Lockout Tagout Safety Training?

    In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. Requirements for refresher training and other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific OSHA training requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

    When it comes to refresher health and safety training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

    Stay Informed On All Things LOTO

    Did You Know?

    The oldest known lock is about 4,000 years old.

    Harry Houdini was a locksmith’s apprentice as a young teen.

    The HYT lock is supposedly unpickable due to its complex design. (Source: Locksmith Info).


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Why can’t operators just write a note on malfunctioning machines to warn other employees?

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    Malfunctioning equipment can be a serious hazard. It is not enough to simply tell employees not to use it. If an employee missed the warnings, they may turn the machine on and cause an accident. In order to ensure this doesn’t happen, the machine must be locked out so it can’t be given power.

    Do I have to use both lockout and tagout procedures?

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    In cases where the source of energy cannot be shut off, you are able to use a tagout system. However, if the energy can be shut off, then you must use both lockout and tagout procedures. This extra security keeps the machine from being switched on accidentally.

    Can you use anything as a lockout/tagout device?

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    No. Lockout/tagout devices must be capable of withstanding their environment. Once they are secured to the equipment, they should not come loose or be removed unless a trained operater intentionally does so. This prevents the device from falling off or being knocked away.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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