Lock Out Tag Out Online Course

Lock Out Tag Out Online Course

1-2 Hours1-2 Hours
Interactive Interactive
Cost effectiveCost effective

Maintaining, servicing and repairing machinery is dangerous work. Around a quarter of fatalities in the workplace are caused while carrying out maintenance procedures.

Where there are moving parts, electrical currents, hazardous materials, stored energy or heights involved, it’s vital that you understand the risks and take relevant precautions.

This e-learning safety course will take 1-2 hours to complete and explain how the ‘lock out/tag out’ (LOTO) safety procedure works, to shut down and isolate the machinery, plant or equipment you need to work on, and ensure it’s safe to inspect.

Created by health and safety professionals and accredited by RoSPA, you’ll learn the seven steps of a LOTO procedure and where it fits into a risk assessment. You’ll also understand the legal duties and responsibilities of employers and employees under UK legislation, and how to respond in an emergency.


By the end of this interactive online safety training course, you’ll have a solid understanding of:

  • The risks of working with machinery, plant and equipment
  • Why LOTO is important and what hazards it helps to avoid
  • Which activities carry the most risk
  • The legal obligations of employers
  • The roles and responsibilities of workers
  • The seven steps of LOTO
  • Risk assessments in LOTO
  • Why it’s essential to adhere to strict safety procedures
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) 1999
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998
  • The importance of training and supervision


Over 1-2 hours, this online safety course covers the following topics:

  • An introduction to Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO)
  • The hazards associated with maintenance, servicing, repair and inspection of machinery and plant
  • Types of equipment that pose the biggest threat
  • Who is most at risk and why?
  • Evaluating risks and recording your findings
  • Reviewing and updating reports
  • Putting effective control measures in place
  • Understanding UK legislation
  • Your legal responsibilities and duties as an employer
  • The five steps of risk assessment using LOTO
  • Who is responsible for carrying out a risk assessment?
  • The hierarchy of control
  • The role of LOTO within safe systems of work (SSoW)
  • The seven steps of a LOTO procedure
  • What to do in an emergency


At the end of this e-learning course you'll be required to complete an online assessment consisting of 20 multiple choice questions.  The pass rate is 80% or higher and answers are automatically marked so you'll know instantly whether you've passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

As well as conforming to CPD guidelines, this course is certified by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Qualifications Assurance System.

Who is this Course for?

If you’re involved in any lock out/tag out procedures, or carry out repair work, servicing, maintenance or inspection of machinery, you must be aware of the risks outlined in this course. Alongside this training, you’re expected to complete relevant practical training for your workplace and equipment.

Although there is no expiry date for this training, we recommend that you refresh your knowledge every year to comply with industry best practice. You’ll receive a ‘recommended renewal date’ on your certificate.

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