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Lockout Tagout

eCourse Lockout Tagout

All workers performing lockout tagout and their supervisors must receive lockout tagout training. This online course covers all the necessary LOTO principles including 8 types of energy sources: electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, kinetic, potential, thermal, radiation, and chemical. *Take advantage of introductory pricing

Duration: 1 Hour
Price per person: $29.00

Lock Out Tag Out Training Overview

Lock out tag out, commonly known as LOTO, is a safety procedure that prevents accidental startup of machinery or equipment during maintenance or servicing. In Canada, compliance with LOTO regulations is crucial to safeguarding employees and preventing accidents.

All workers involved in LOTO procedures must undergo training in safe lockout and tagout methods. This course, mandated by numerous industries, provides comprehensive guidance while highlighting crucial LOTO principles.

  • Self-Paced Online Learning - Available 24/7
  • Accepted In Ontario and Across Canada 
  • Unlimited Exam Attempts
  • Printable Certificate Upon Completion
  • Group Discounts Available 
  • No Prerequisite Required

Looking for in person or online distance instructor-led training? Order  Lock out tag out half day classroom training.

LOTO Course Outline & Modules

  • Module 1: Introduction to Lockout Tagout
    1. Defining Lockout Tagout (LOTO)
    2. Why Lockout Tagout is important?
    3. When should Lockout Tagout Procedures be used?
    4. Key LOTO concepts and terminology
  • Module 2: Recognizing and Assessing Hazardous Energy Sources
    1. Different types of Energy Sources
    2. Assessing whether an energy source is hazardous
    3. Identifying energy sources that need to be locked out
  • Module 3: Controlling Hazards with Lockout Tagout
    1. Energy-Isolating Devices
    2. Lockout Hardware and Tagout Labels
    3. Lockout Placards
  • Module 4: Workplace LOTO Programs and Training 
    1. What should be included in a Lockout Tagout program?
    2. What should be included in Workplace Lockout Tagout training?
    3. Who should receive Lockout Tagout training?
  • Wrap up and Resources & Final Quiz

Learning Objectives
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By the end of this Course, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize hazardous energy sources and their potential for workplace injuries 
  • Describe what lockout tagout is and how it controls hazardous energy 
  • Explain when lockout tagout should be used and how it should be done 
  • Describe required workplace lockout tagout programs and training 
Who Is This Lockout Tagout Training Recommended For?
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All workers and supervisors in Ontario involved in LOTO procedures must undergo training in safe lockout and tagout methods.

How Can I Access The Training?
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This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.


NOTE: After purchasing the training, please proceed to add the required participant to the LOTO training (whether for yourself or someone else). This step is required.

Have questions? Read our frequently asked questions on adding participants.

What Are The Prerequisites?
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Group Discounts
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The cost is based on the total number of seats purchased. Multi-seat pricing is based on the single user seat price with the following volume discounts applied:

Total Seats


100 - 499


500 - 999




How Often Do You Need Lockout Tagout Training?
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In Ontario, the frequency of Lockout Tagout (LOTO) training may vary depending on the specific requirements of your workplace and the nature of the work being performed. While the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) does not list required annual training you can use this outline as a guide.

  • Initial Training: Workers and supervisors who are exposed to the risk of hazardous energy sources must receive initial LOTO training before they begin work in such environments.
  • Refresher Training: Refresher training should be provided periodically to ensure that workers and supervisors remain knowledgeable and up-to-date on LOTO procedures. The frequency of refresher training can vary but is typically conducted annually or as needed to maintain proficiency.
  • Re-training: Whenever there are changes in LOTO procedures, equipment, or when incidents occur that indicate a need for re-training, workers and supervisors should receive additional training to address these specific changes or issues.
  • New Workers and Transfers: When new workers join the workplace or when employees are transferred to positions involving LOTO, they should receive appropriate training as part of their orientation.
  • Change in Procedures: If there are changes in LOTO procedures or equipment that affect the safety of workers, training should be provided to ensure that everyone is aware of and can implement the new procedures correctly.
It's essential for employers to assess their specific workplace risks and regulatory requirements to determine the exact training needs and frequency. The goal is to ensure that workers have the knowledge and skills required to perform LOTO safely and effectively in their particular work environment.
What Else is Required for LOTO to be Effective?
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Training isn’t enough. 

For lockout to be effective, a clear, well-defined lockout program supported by a documented lockout procedure, proper training and supervision, is essential. A systematic approach should include: 

  • Development of a lockout policy 
  • Identification of lockout situations 
  • Development of procedures 
  • Worker training 
  • Appropriate supervision

Check out the WSPS complete guide for lockout tagout.

Lockout Tagout Responsibilities by Role
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Safety Coordinator 

  • Identify authorized workers who should receive detailed training
  • Other workers, who may only be affected by lockout, should receive awareness training ƒ Maintain records of training for all workers
  • The Safety Coordinator should also participate in the development of the lockout program and procedures
  • Receive reports of locks being cut or removed because of lost keys, etc. and report any recommendations to the employer


  • Ensure that lockout procedures are understood and followed by all employees
  • Co-ordinate transfer of lockout control with other supervisors as appropriate
  • Participate in the development and validation of lockout program and procedures

Equipment Operator 

  • When assigned to operate equipment that had been locked out for any reason, review the condition of that equipment to ensure that all guards are in place and that the equipment is ready to begin operations
  • If equipment is unsafe, report the condition to your supervisor.

Person Installing Lock 

  • Recognize that lockout is needed. If in doubt, ask your supervisor. Ensure that all hazardous energy sources are locked out and that safety blocks, as required, are used
  • Attach and remove the lockout devices according to the company lockout program
  • Support development and validation of lockout procedures
  • Report any problems or deficiencies that could impact safety to your supervisor
What is the Ontario Regulation for Lockout Tagout?
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Sections in OHSA that outline requirements for lockout tagout are listed below

  • Industrial Establishment Regulations R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 42 - 42.1; s. 74 - 76
  • Confined Space O. Reg. 632/05 s. 14
  • General Duties R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1, s. 25 - 28
Additional Resources
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Item Number: ELOTOA-P4497EN

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