What is Lock out Tag out? (LOTO)

What is Lock Out Tag Out? Lock Out Tag Out (called LOTO for short) is a concept used in workplaces to protect workers from getting maimed or injured while repairing or carrying out any kind of maintenance on a machine or equipment. Lock Out ensures that the energies that power the machine are isolated while the worker repairs the machine, to prevent it from starting inadvertently. This is the lock out part of the process. The Tag Out means that a tag is affixed to the place from where the energy is isolated, so that somebody does not start it by mistake, the tag warns the person not to start it as somebody is working on the machine. Here’s a video that explains the concept of Lock Out Tag Out. Accidents can happen if the LOTO procedure is not followed.   Is lock out tag out only applicable for electric …

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What is a Lock out Tag out Procedure?

What is a Lock Out Tag Out Procedure? A lock out tag out procedure is an important part of implementing LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out). It is also mandated by law in many cases. Lock out tag out is an important concept in ensuring worker safety during machine maintenance, equipment overhauling and similar activities. Lockout Tagout is known as LOTO for short. It prevents the inadvertent starting of equipment when the worker is carrying out repair work, by ensuring that it does not start while the worker is vulnerable. For example, if a worker is repairing a centrifugal pump, that is driven by an electrical motor, then there has to be a means of energy isolation that prevents the pump starting inadvertently while the worker is still working on the pump. This is ensured by isolating the electrical energy to the connected motor and affixing a tag onto it warning …

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Free LOTO training online from Abhisam

If you are looking for a great but free lockout tagout  course (free LOTO training course) that you can take online, then here’s one from Abhisam. You can take it immediately and learn all the basics of lock out tag out. Where can I get this free LOTO Training? You can take this at the Abhisam Learning Portal. You may need to register first to get your username and password emailed to you. On logging in, you can instantly access this excellent free lockout tagout training course online, along with other free online training courses such as  Hydrogen Sulfide training or free Hazardous Area training courses. What is LOTO? LOTO is an acronym for lock out tag out, which in short is a procedure to isolate energy supply to any machine or piece of equipment, before you can start maintenance, repair, inspection or similar work on it. This does not …

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Process Safety Training Workshops

Update: These process safety workshops have been replaced by self paced, e-learning courses at our online learning portal. Please check it out for free and premium online certification courses. Dec 24th,  2019– As the year 2019 draws to a close, Abhisam is pleased to announce a series of Process Safety related workshops in various cities in January and February 2020. Start the new year by attending these workshops and give your career a boost! Here is the upcoming schedule of these traditional format, classroom style training workshops. Note that however these are not comparable to workshops conducted by others because these are part of our blended learning portfolio-which means that not only do you get to attend the classroom part but you also get 24/7 access to additional online content (this is different from the e-learning XPRTU content) that helps you refresh the concepts that you learnt in the workshop, …

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