Classroom Dates
13 - 17 Nov 2023 Dubai $5,950
29 Jul - 02 Aug 2024 Dubai $5,950
11 - 15 Nov 2024 Dubai $5,950

Energy from electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, and other sources is vital to powering modern job sites and can present serious hazards to workers in many industries.

Control of Hazardous Energy (COHE) training courses introduces the dangers associated with hazardous energy as well as OSHA-mandated best practices for working in their presence. The course addresses Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures, energy isolation, and more to help employees and employers stay safe on the job. This training course is designed to explain the requirements for the safe isolation of plant and equipment, or control of hazardous energy sources outlined in the American Standards OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 and ANSI/ASSE Z244.1-2003.

The accidental release of energy during work can and commonly does cause severe amputations, injuries, and death. The purpose of this training course is to educate participants on standards, procedures, techniques, designs, and methods that protect personnel where injury can occur because of the unexpected release of hazardous energy. The unexpected release of hazardous energy can include any unintended motion, energisation, start-up, or release of stored energy, deliberate or otherwise, from the perspective of the person(s) at risk. In addition, to the Lock Out Tag Out (the primary method of hazardous energy control), the course will cover alternative methods of control based on risk assessment.

Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Apply and gain in-depth knowledge in the isolation of plant and equipment and control of hazardous energy sources
  • Identify the types of hazards and emphasise chemical, fire, and explosive hazards
  • Understand the effects of electrical, confined space and mechanical hazards during the unexpected release of hazardous energy
  • Implement techniques and assign escape routes in case of emergency isolation of chemical process plant
  • Develop an effective Energy Control Plan to prevent injuries, amputations, and death
  • Implement the proper procedure for hazard identification and apply a detailed risk assessment for the different hazards
  • Demonstrate method disaster prevention and safety management to guarantee that it is following the American Standards OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 and ANSI/ASSE Z244.1-2003

This training course will combine presentations with instructor-guided interactive discussions between participants relating to their interests. Practical exercises, video material and case studies aiming at stimulating these discussions and providing maximum benefit to the participants will support the formal presentation sessions. Above all, this will make extensive use of case examples and case studies of issues he has been personally involved in.

In addition to staff professional development, the organisation should be able to prioritise resources to demonstrate that energy risks are adequately controlled.

  • Detailed guidance on good / best practice techniques
  • Opportunity to evaluate good / best practice techniques through workshops
  • Understand the parameters governing energy release and dispersion
  • Be aware of energy releases and accident statistics
  • Understand the procedural and legal requirements

The participants will be able to gain or improve their knowledge and recognition of hazards, essential safeguards, and controls, including:

  • Greater confidence and assurance when exposed to energy hazards
  • Identification of unsafe acts and conditions and taking or communicating actions
  • Greater awareness on how to keep themselves and work colleagues safe
  • Added ability to promote and participate in safety initiatives
  • Provide improved feedback to their organisation on the safety conditions at a site or facility
  • Be recognised by their employer for their enhanced safety knowledge and understanding for future site deployments

This training course is intended for all employers and employees who are required to adhere to COHE and LOTO standards as defined by OSHA, including:

  • Safety Engineers & Officers
  • EH&S Personnel
  • Plant Managers
  • Maintenance Operatives undertaking service or maintenance work on industrial equipment
  • Facility managers, workplace committee members and others who may need a general awareness of controlling hazardous energy will benefit from this course


  • Meaning of Lockout & Tag out (LOTO or Lockout/Tag out) and when it is used
  • Identify the importance of Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)
  • Roles and responsibilities of those involved with Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)
  • ‘Fatal Five’ Main Causes of Injury
  • Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)Procedures


  • Legal Requirements for Lockout Tagout
  • Who needs Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) Training?
  • Developing a written Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) program
  • The 6 Steps of Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)
  • Risk Assessments for Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)


  • Understand Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) “refresher” training
  • Requirements of an Energy Control Program
  • Responsibilities of Employers
  • Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)Devices
  • Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)Tailored Solutions


  • Hazardous Energy, what is it?
  • Types of Hazardous Energy
  • Types of Injuries
  • When is Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) applied?
  • Applying locks and other devices as part of a Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) program
  • Advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of locks and tags as part of a Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) program


  • Steps of applying Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) on the job.
  • The 10 most common problems with Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)
  • Using Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) Checklists
  • Considerations when working with contractors
  • American Standards OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 and ANSI/ASSE Z244.1-2003