Isolating Energy Sources

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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 course 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 focuses 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.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this course learners will:

  1. Learn how to apply the Safety Hierarchy of Controls to address workplace hazards.
  2. Learn how to protect themselves from an electric shock by undertaking a 4-step isolation process of STOP, ISOLATE & LOCK, TEST TRY and TAG before commencing work on any powered equipment.
  3. Understand that mechanical energy is stored in machinery that can release and create injury if they are in the line of fire.
  4. Understand the critical importance of isolating all valves and lines and bleed-off all residual hydraulic energy.
  5. Understand the need to open all residual accumulators and block all cylinders and pumps to ensure they are not exposed to a pneumatic energy release.
  6. Learn about chemical energy that can be converted from gasses, liquids, solid chemicals, and vapours and lead to fires and explosions.
  7. Understand that incompatible chemicals can interact to form hazardous substances.
  8. Learn about thermal energy and the impact of extreme heat on the human body.
  9. Understand how a release of thermal energy can result in a fire.

Course length: 20 mins (8 x 2-minute animated and subtitled videos + short answer assessments)

  • Certificate of completion
  • In-depth Reporting
  • Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
  • Optional pass rate
  • All content can be customised
  • Pause and resume function

Available in English (Australian) and French.

This course is suitable for use in Australia, the UK, Europe, the US, and all countries that adhere to OSHA and HSE requirements.

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