Isolating energy sources ensures that they are properly shut off, and not unexpectedly started up, before the completion of maintenance or servicing work. Examples of harmful energy sources include electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, gravitational, and thermal hazards.
This module provides training on isolation procedures across these seven common energy sources. It also looks at tagging out and locking out and “testing for dead” before work is commenced. Whenever equipment or machinery is being replaced, repaired, renovated, or modified, your Company’s lockout/tagout policy should be utilised.
This training challenges workers to think about sources of energy that can lead to injury. The assessment focusses on control measures to correctly isolate all energy sources before any work is undertaken and to check that the energy source has been shut off.