Lock out, tag out, isolate and access plant skill set

This course includes the RIIWSAM202E Isolate and access plant and MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit, units of competency.

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Ensuring that plan undergoing maintenance or repair work is properly shutdown, isolated and with access restricted is a critical safety process, especially for those working within the energy sector. Locking out, tagging out and isolating plant allows this work to be conducted efficiently and safely, making it quicker for plant to be returned to service.

This course equips workers with the skills and knowledge they need to best incorporate lock out, tag out and isolation processes for plant and equipment into existing repair and maintenance procedures. These skills are aimed at mitigating the risks associated with sources of energy often found on work sites.

This course can be undertaken at our state-of-the-art training centres in Sydney, Dubbo, or Melbourne. The HSE training team can also deliver this training at your work or job site using our mobile simulation training trailers.

Hands on training with the experts

At HSE, we believe the best way to learn is by doing. Having theory is important, but death by PowerPoint-style lectures often result in poor learning outcomes. Having students be active participants improves their retention of information and helps create lived experience they can recall when out on site.

We have invested heavily in our three training centres to ensure they give our participants not just a sense of what they are likely to come across on the job site, but to make their training as close to the real thing as possible.

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About this course

The lock out, tag out, isolate, and access plant course covers the isolation and access of plant primarily within the resources and infrastructure industries. It covers determining plant isolation needs, isolating plant, working with relevant permits, and returning the plant to service after the completion of work.

Duration: Part-day (4-6 hours)

Student/trainer ratio: 10:1

Course objectives and content

  • Locate and apply relevant documentation.
  • Work effectively with others to complete plan isolation.
  • Determining plant isolations and applying plant and equipment isolations.
  • Identifying and managing potential plant and site hazards.
  • Concise completion of PTW system and documentation.
  • Identifying isolation devices, types, and purposes.

Qualifications for successful participants

Statement of attainments in:

RIISAM202E Isolate and access plant

MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit

Be proactive in upskilling your team

Many companies and persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) sending their team for training are doing so after winning a tender for a larger than usual project. These projects often require workers to hold certificates demonstrating they have completed training and have been assessed as being competent in various skill sets.

While in many cases this may not be a problem – our team can help ensure your team are booked in for training with a short lead-time – in some cases delays in getting training completed can result in delays further down the line as work cannot be completed when scheduled.

HSE encourages PCBUs, managers and business owners to be proactive with their team’s upskilling and training. By ensuring your team have not just the skills they need now, but skills they may need soon, you can minimise the risk of being unable to access a site or undertake a job through not having undertaken the required training.

Our training team can also provide a wide scope of refresher courses. Many large construction companies and other contractors require that fundamental safety training be completed on a regular schedule. HSE’s experienced team can put together a comprehensive training plan for your team to ensure they are always refreshing their skills within commonly required timeframes.

Additional information about training at HSE

All necessary equipment and learning materials will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided for training completed at our training facilities. Please wear comfortable clothing and enclosed footwear.

A literacy and numeracy quiz will be conducted prior to the start of the course. This assists us in providing adequate course material to all our students. It is recommended that participants have:

  • Numeracy skills to
    • calculate basic sums using addition, substraction, multiplication and division.
    • locate and recognise numbers commonly used in safety signage.
  • Reading skills so
    • identify and interpret information from workplace procedures, documentation and regulations.
    • follow safety instructions that are written in English.
  • Writing skills to
    • produce or complete written documents and forms commonly required in the workplace.
    • maintain records of tests and results.
    • form short sentences and paragraphs in English.
  • Communication skills to
    • use a range of techniques and systems to communicate with others.
    • ask clarifying questions.
    • inform others of hazards and report incidents.
    • communicate required actions.
    • verbally communicate with others in English.
  • Problem solving skills to
    • identify hazards and risks.
    • select and implement risk control measures.
  • Computer skills to
    • follow basic instructions to access specific websites.
    • answer multiple choice questions.
    • save documents.


Some courses will have practical components that require participants to physically push, pull, carry or climb. Participants with physical limitations are urged to speak to their trainer prior to completing practical activities to determine if reasonable adjustments can be accommodated. Participants who cannot perform practical components may be issued a certificate of attendance in lieu of the statement of attainment.

Participants must also be eligible to receive nationally recognised training within Australia. They must also provide us with a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) upon enrolment. If you do not have a USI, one can be created here: CLICK HERE.

Some courses will have prerequisite training that will need to be completed prior to undertaking the selected course. A statement of attainment for the prerequisite course must be presented prior to the start of training. Please refer to the FAQ section, above, for details of any prerequisites your course may have.

Height Safety Engineers does not offer recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer due to the high-risk nature of our training courses. It is also anticipated that participants will be new entrants or refreshing knowledge and skills in the area of study.

This will depend on the type of visa that you have.

For example restrictions apply to international visitors who hold a Student Visa. Any course undertaken by a Student Visa holder must be conducted by a provider who is registered on CRICOS. As Elbon Consulting Services Pty Ltd is not CRICOS approved we are unable to accept enrolments into any of our courses from any international visitor that holds a Student Visa.

International visitors who hold a Working Holiday Visa may be eligible to enrol into our courses once they arrive in Australia. This is important as some occupations in Australia will have legislative and/or licencing requirements relating to qualifications. International visitors will still be required to provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) prior to enrolling into any Nationally Recognised Training. When registering for your USI number if you select Non-Australian Passport (with Australian Visa) as your form of ID, you will need to enter your Non-Australian passport number when creating your USI. The following details on the passport must match in order to verify in the USI registry system:

  • Family Name
  • Given Name(s)
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Country of Passport

Students from New Zealand will not be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport until your passport has been registered with the Australian Department of Immigration. This will only happen when the student crosses the border into Australia. Once the passport is registered with the Department of Immigration it can be verified and the student will be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport.

If you are an International Visitor, you will need to provide a copy of your Visa and/or Passport by emailing training@heightsafety.net. Your Visa details will be verified for eligibility to participate in accredited training within Australia. If you are ineligible, a full refund of fees paid will be provided.

We may be able to provide you with learning support. If you think you may need assistance with reading and/or writing, please contact our office to discuss how we may be able to assist.

Training can be conducted in one of our dedicated state-of-the-art training facilities or be conducted on your site with the use of our mobile training simulators

Ready to book your team into Lock out, tag out, isolate and access plant skill set?

Simply click the enquiry button above. If you have any questions, please contact our training team on 1300 884 978. We would be happy to provide you with any more information you might need.