This course provides a blueprint of basic requirements and key elements to help you establish a plant-wide energy control policy. This energy control policy aims to protecting people from injury due to accidental exposure to power sources, equipment, power lines, starting/moving of machines/equipment, and helps to ensure each worker has control of all energy sources, controls or isolating devices.

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this class, you will:

  • Understand why "Energy Control" is important
  • Understand employer/employee responsibilities
  • Be able to identify energy sources such as; water, steam, gas, electrical, hydraulic, air, gravity, tension and pneumatic
  • Understand types of energy, kinetic and Potential
  • Be able to get started in drafting your local energy control requirements


  • Regulations
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Establishing policies and practices
  • Hazardous energy
  • Energy sources
  • Machinery and equipment requirements
  • Types of energy control
  • Employee training
  • Records
  • Audit


8 hours


Course Material
Each participant will receive their own class binder with all reference material and exercises, so that these can be repeated later.

Hands-On Exercises
Each participant will have the opportunity to participate in group case studies.