The purpose of this article is to provide a brief overview of Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) training, and to provide tips to make this training effective and efficient.
Let’s begin by noting precisely what is at stake when implementing a LOTO training program. The stakes are extremely high—the physical safety of employees, the psychological comfort of employees (fostering a safety-focused culture which realizes the importance of well-being), and even the efficiency of a workplace are all directly influenced by the quality of a business’s LOTO program. LOTO training requires close consideration, and the resulting program should be subject to evaluation and frequent re-evaluation. A brief overview of LOTO training follows, with the aim of serving as a valuable aid to your training program.