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General Lockout/Tagout Training Questions


What is Lockout/Tagout?

Lockout/Tagout is the placement of a lock and tag on an energy isolating device in accordance with an established program.

Lockout is a process of controlling hazardous energy while work is being performed on the machinery or equipment.

Tagout is the labelling process that must be applied when systems are locked out.



Do I need a Lockout/Tagout course?

Everyone in the workplace that uses or might use Lockout/Tagout procedures need to have general awareness training to help them recognize LOTO devices/tags and what they mean.

Workers who may be affected by the Lockout/Tagout and those implementing the Lockout/Tagout procedures need comprehensive and site-specific training on their workplace LOTO programs.

General training (such as this course) will cover the general legislation, and the responsibilities of each role in regards to LOTO. Trainees will learn how to identify LOTO devices and what they should do when they encounter them in the workplace. The basic procedures will be detailed as well as additional steps introduced under more complex scenarios.



How often do I need LOTO Training?

It's recommended to complete this training every 3 years.

Training should be repeated when there are significant changes to the policy or program or when circumstances indicate training should be repeated such as policy or procedures are not being followed.



How can we comply with the Regulations?

  1. Identify and assess hazards that may require an HEC and LOTO program.
  2. Develop an HEC program, dealing with your workplace LOTO requirements.
  3. Provide employee education and training on LOTO and the site-specific HEC and LOTO programs.
  4. Ensure the LOTO programs are being followed correctly.
  5. Evaluate and monitor the program and its usage in the workplace.
  6. Implement preventative and corrective measures as needed.
  7. Assess any changes for efficacy.
  8. Provide update training for any affected employees.


If I change employers/jobs, do I have to retrain?

The onus is on the employer to ensure that his or her staff is properly trained for the job. Because you can never be too sure of previous training, it's recommended that new employees take a LOTO course, including site-specific training.



Can I take this course as an individual?

Absolutely! If you are taking this course as an individual, simply enter your name in the area for "Company Name".



Can I take one of YOW's LOTO courses and then train my own workers?

YOW Canada's LOTO course is not intended or designed for trainers and we do not recommend that it be used to train a trainer. In order to reap the full benefits of this course we recommend that each trainee complete a LOTO course themselves. This also ensures that each employee receives a LOTO certificate.



Who signs my certificate?

The “employer” signature should be signed by the direct supervisor of the employee. The “employee” signature should be signed by the actual trainee. If you are self-employed you must sign as both the “employee” and the “employer”.



What needs to be included in a Lockout/Tagout training program?

Both general and site-specific training are required.

YOW's LOTO Course is general training that covers the legislation, how to recognize hazards and how to address them.

Practical site-specific training is also required to cover the particular workplace devices, and the site-specific policy and procedures.



Does YOW Canada's LOTO course meet all the provincial training requirements across Canada?

Yes, our Lockout/Tagout awareness training course was designed to meet the provincial training requirements across Canada.



LOTO Online Training:


How does the LOTO online course work?

YOW Canada's LOTO online course works in a 3 step process:

Step 1 - Register:

Once the courses have been purchased all trainees must be registered for the course. Registration is done online through the Training Administration page. You can also contact YOW Canada by phone at 1-866-688-2845, email or by fax to have us register your trainees. Once registered, login and password information is emailed to the administrator.

Step 2 - Take the Course:

Trainees can log in at any time to start their training and can log in and out as many times as necessary to complete their training. The course is about 1.5 hours in length. It includes audio, video, animation and interactive exercises. It makes training fun and educational!

Step 3 - Print your Certificate:

Once completed, the wallet and wall-mount certificates are emailed to the administrator. The certificates are printable and accompanied by a Performance Record that displays how the trainee performed throughout the course (scores for each chapter etc.).



How long does it take to complete the online course?

The average trainee can complete this LOTO online course in about 1.5 hour(s).



Can I log into the course more than once?

Yes, you can log in and out of the course as many times as necessary in order to complete your training. When you log back into the course, you will be brought back to your last visited page. You have up to 1 year to complete your course.



Do I have to complete the course in one session?

No, you may log in and out as many times as necessary to complete your course. Your work will be saved.



What will I receive when I have completed my training?

Once you complete the course, a pdf document will be available for you to download and print. This document is also emailed to the Training Administrator. This document will include your Performance Record and certificate. The certificate includes your name, your employer's name and the date you certified.



How will I receive my training certificate?

The certificate will be automatically available for printing once you complete the course. It will also be emailed to the Training Administrator. If you are self-employed, the certificate is sent to your email address directly.



I am the training administrator. How can I monitor my trainee's progress?

As an administrator, you have access to the Course Administration site where you can monitor and track each trainee's progress. You can see quiz scores, view certificates, activate accounts and more.

You will receive a copy of all training certificates by email as soon as the employee has completed the course.

You can also be able to re-register any employee's who's certificates have expired.



Why should I choose online training versus classroom training?

Online training with YOW Canada is fast, easy and effective. Some of the benefits of online training include:

  • Training is available 24/7, on any computer with an internet connection.
  • Trainees can log in and out to complete their training at their convenience anytime from anywhere, so scheduling is never a problem.
  • Complete tracking capabilities through a Training Administration site allow employers to manage the training.
  • Training certificates are emailed to the Training Administrator instantly upon completion of the course - no waiting.
  • Dynamic video, illustrations, photos, audio and text help to meet the needs of different types of learners.


I have dial-up internet. Can I still take the course?

Yes. The course is available for dial-up users. Please be aware, however, that it may take more time to download. If you'd like to see a demo to test the speed, please click here to view a demo of this course. to view a demo of this course.



What are the technical requirements for taking this online course?

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection
    A High-speed internet connection is recommended.
  • A Web browser
    (Such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari). You should be using the latest version of your chosen web browser.


How do I Purchase a course?

Purchases can be done online, by phone at 1-866-688-2845 or by fax.

You may pre-purchase courses to be used at a later date. There are no expiry dates for pre-purchased courses.



What other courses does YOW Canada offer?

Please visit our product menu for all of our course offerings.



Questions About YOW Canada


What does the "YOW" in YOW Canada stand for?

YOW Canada's offices are located in Ottawa, Ontario and Y-O-W are the international call letters for the Ottawa Airport. Plus, we think it's a catchy name that's easy to remember.

For more information about our company please visit the Contact Us page.





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Course Outline:

  • Introduction & Legislation:
    • Introduce LOTO and its Importance in the workplace
    • Define key individuals
    • List the roles and their LOTO responsibilities
  • Hazardous Energy Control:
    • Hazardous energy forms and related risks
    • The Hazardous Energy Control Program
    • How the LOTO Program fits within the HEC Program
  • LOTO - Application:
    • The 9 LOTO Application steps
  • LOTO - Return to Service:
    • The 6 LOTO Removal steps
    • Temporary & Emergency return to service
    • Documenation required to close off LOTO
  • LOTO - Complex Scenarios:
    • Outside Contractors
    • Group LOTO
    • Complex Group LOTO
    • LOTO during shift changes
  • Interactive exercises, tests & certificate

The smart way to Train!

Online, Anywhere, Anytime.

YOW Canada’s online training courses can be done from any computer with an internet connection.

Pre-purchased courses do NOT expire and trainees can log in and out as many times as they need.

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