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.

Australian 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.

For more information, the objectives of the course are outlined below


0.5 day


Client to provide lunch and morning tea


Client to provide venue

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, Australian 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.


  • 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

Other training courses offered by Australian Risk Services

  • ICAM Lead Investigator Accredited 2 Day & 1 Day Basic
  • Basic Hazard Identification
  • Confined Spaces
  • Contractor Management
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Environmental & ISO 14001
  • Ergonomics
  • Executive Briefing
  • Fire Warden
  • Fatigue Management
  • Hazardous Substance Regulations
  • Isolation For the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Lock Out & isolation
  • Manual Handling
  • Plant Hazard Identification
  • Risk Management
  • Safety Committee
  • AS4801 Auditing Training
  • Supervisor Safety
  • Working at Heights
  • Workplace Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Control
  • Working From Home