Lockout and Isolation Training

Every year people are injured in workplaces, sometimes fatally, when plant is inadvertently activated. These injuries can be prevented by introducing and following correct procedures and providing your staff with lockout and isolation training. Whether you’re a large or small business, proper safety training is essential to reduce accidents and injuries.

Australia Risk Services offer a comprehensive lockout and isolation course. Our half day workshop will introduce your staff to the basic principles of isolation, including the proper procedures for shutting down plants and other machinery, and correct tagging out procedures. In addition to electrical, we also cover physical, chemical and biological hazards.

This training course is not just about using machinery correctly; it also concerns effectively communicating with management and co-workers. This communication can take many forms – ensuring forms are filled out properly, placing and reading hazard notifications, and having effective conversations. Having the correct communication systems in place – even something as simple as a hazard identification whiteboard – can greatly reduce incidents from miscommunications.

In addition to providing staff training, Australia Risk Services also offer risk assessment to ensure your plant is as safe as can be. For more information, see our Plant Risk Assessments page.

Duration 0.5 day
Requirements Clients to provide lunch and morning tea
Venue Client to provide venue


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  • The basic principles of isolation
  • Shutting down
    • Unwanted energy sources
    • Hazard categories
    • Isolating energy sources
    • Stored energy
  • Lock out devices
  • Tagging out
    • Group LO/TO
    • Group lockout box / cabinet
  • Shift or personnel changes
  • Removing guarding
  • Testing isolation
  • Prior to restart

Outline of the program:

  • Work injuries
  • The basic principle
    • What is an isolation procedure?
    • Strict adherence
    • If isolation is not practicable
  • Shutting down: plant with one energy source Unwanted energy sources
  • Hazard categories
    • Physical hazards
    • Chemical hazards
    • Biological hazards
    • Ergonomic hazards
    • Psychosocial hazards
  • Isolating energy sources
    • Identify all isolation points
  • Stored energy
    • Fluid energy
    • Other energy devices
  • Lock out devices
  • Tagging out
    • Personal danger tags
    • Tag limitations
    • Out of service tags
  • Group LO/TO
  • Group lockout box / cabinet
  • Shift or personnel changes
  • Removing guarding
  • Testing isolation
  • Prior to restart



  • ICAM Incident Investigation
  • Basic hazard identification
  • Confined spaces
  • Contractor management
  • Dangerous goods
  • Murray Goulburn
  • Environmental and ISO 14001
  • Ergonomics
  • Executive briefing
  • Fire warden
  • Fatigue management
  • Hazardous substance regulations
  • Isolation for the oil and gas industry
  • Lock out and isolation
  • Manual handling
  • Plant hazard identification
  • Risk management
  • Safety committee
  • Safety map 4th edition auditing
  • Supervisor safety
  • Working at heights
  • Workplace hazard identification, risk assessment and control
  • Working from home