Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC Lockout program overhauled

WHSC Lockout program overhauled
The WHSC three-hour Lockout program has been revamped to enrich the learning process, add new resources and ensure the most current legislation is captured. 
This program offers important insights into the legal obligations to protect workers from the hazards related to energy produced or stored by machinery and other devices, including unexpected start-ups. It also offers essential information about how this can be accomplished.
The most significant change to this program is the addition of the WHSC’s new hazard tracking tool, designed to guide joint health and safety committee (JHSC) members and worker representatives through the process of identifying, assessing and controlling hazards, along with evaluating control measures.
Specific to this program, the new hazard tracking tool is used to enhance awareness about energy hazards originating from machinery, equipment and other devices that could potentially harm workers. The tool is integrated into the learning process, as participants progress from hazard identification to the implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of lockout and other prevention measures. 
An important aspect of this tool is the hazard document template, now incorporated as a Resource Sheet for this program. The Resource Sheet is designed for JHSC members or a worker representative to record the nature, location and their assessment of each energy hazard and the lockout method applied.
Existing worksheets were also revamped.  For example, the case study exercise has revised work-specific scenarios, plus questions designed to confirm participant understanding of the newly inserted hazard tracking process.   
A new interactive worksheet, entitled, “Mix n’ Match Key Concepts” has also been added to the program. Participants are asked to complete this worksheet during the video presentation to enhance learning.
Further changes to the program expand on:
  • types of energy hazards and potential impact on workers
  • relevant legislation aimed at developing proper lockout programs, and
  • how to adequately assess and inspect energy hazards.

WHSC Lockout, Version 6, is now available for booking. Contact a WHSC training services representative for more details or to organize training.
Call: 1-888-869-7950