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Lockout, Energy Control, MPS and SCS for GM Contractors
Course No. GMLO8001 Register Here
Duration: 1 day

Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Define Lockout Energy Control Requirements
  • Identify the Procedure for Locking out Equipment
  • Identify acceptable lockout devices
  • Identify different types of energy control devices
  • Identify the typical layout of lockout placards
  • Identify potentially hazardous energy sources
  • Understand required lockout control methods
  • Utilize verification procedures for controlling energy
  • Identify common electrical isolation devices
  • Describe the procedures to lock out or control electrical energy
  • Identify hydraulic components and their lockable disconnects
  • Describe systematic procedures to lockout/control hydraulic energy
  • Demonstrate the use of a captive key system
  • Determine when SCS/MPS may be used for energy control

LOCKOUT & ENERGY CONTROL, MPS and SCS for GM Contractors - Overview
This course is designed to familiarize participants with the requirements and procedures to perform Lockout Energy Control safely in a GM plant or facility. In addition, information on when an authorized person can use Safety Control Systems (SCS) or Monitored Power Systems (MPS) instead of Lockout Energy Control is explained thoroughly.

GM Lockout Lecture & Exercises - 1 Day
  • Module 1 - Lockout Overview (Lecture; 35 minutes)
    • Define Lockout Energy Control Requirements
    • Identify Roles of Individuals Who Participate in the GM Lockout Energy Control Program
    • Identify Requirements for Lockout Training and Inspections
    • Identify the Procedure for Locking out Equipment
    • Identify the Procedure for Restoring Equipment to Service

  • Module 2 - Hazard Awareness (Lecture; 25 minutes)
    • Identify the work area
    • Identify the energy-related hazards
    • Determine exposure to energy related hazards
    • Evaluate, and eliminate or control, exposure to energy-related hazards
    • Understand the first ten steps of the lockout process, related to hazard awareness

  • Module 3 - Devices and Identification (Lecture; 25 minutes)
    • Identify acceptable lockout devices, identification labels, and the GM Common Lock requirements
    • Identify different types of energy control devices.
    • Demonstrate the purpose and use of personal lockout locks.

  • Module 4 - Lockout Energy Control Placards (Lecture, Exercises; 55 minutes)
    • Identify the typical layout of lockout placards
    • Identify potentially hazardous energy sources
    • Understand required lockout control methods
    • Utilize verification procedures for controlling energy

  • Module 5 - Energy Control Procedure (ECP) and Inadequate Lockout (Lecture; 25 minutes)
    • Define Lockout Energy Control Requirements
    • Understand the Hierarchy of Health and Safety Controls
    • Understand the use of an Energy Control Procedure (ECP)/ Inadequate Lockout Form
    • Identify the responsibilities for completing the Energy Control Procedure (ECP)/Inadequate Lockout Form and establishing a Safe Operating Practice.

  • Module 6 - Electrical Energy (Lecture; 30 minutes)
    • Identify common electrical isolation devices.
    • Describe the procedures to lock out or control electrical energy.
    • Follow a step-by-step process for locking out an electrical energy system.

  • Module 7 - Hydraulic Energy (Lecture; 30 minutes)
    • Identify common hydraulic components and their lockable disconnects.
    • Describe the step-by-step procedures to lock out or control hydraulic energy.
    • Follow a step-by-step process for locking out a hydraulic energy system.

  • Module 8 - Pneumatic Energy (Lecture; 25 minutes)
    • Identify common pneumatic disconnects
    • Describe the procedures to lock out or control pneumatic energy

  • Module 9 - Gravity, Momentum, and Stored Energy (Lecture; 20 minutes)
    • Define Lockout Energy Control Requirements
    • Identify machinery with gravity, momentum, and stored mechanical energy.
    • Understand the methods needed to control these hazards.
    • Define less recognized forms of energy that also may present hazards

  • Module 10 - Special Energy Systems (Lecture; 25 minutes)
    • Identify special energy systems on equipment that may pose hazards
    • Describe the procedures to lock out or control hazardous energy on special energy systems

  • Module 11 - Multiple Energy System and Safeguarded Manufacturing Cells (Lecture, Exercise; 25 minutes)
    • Demonstrate the lockout procedure for equipment and machinery with multiple energy sources.
    • Identify a cell, zone, and safeguarded manufacturing cell.
    • Demonstrate the use of a captive key system.

  • Module 12 - Safety Control Systems (SCS), Monitored Power Systems (MPS) (Lecture, Exercise: 100 minutes)
    • Identify the differences between SCS, MPS, and Lockout
    • Determine when SCS/MPS may be used for energy control
    • Understand an SCS/MPS Task Placard & Safety Procedures
    • Demonstrate the use of MPS entrance Gate Boxes, and other SCS devices, to safely control energy to devices that cause motion when servicing or maintaining equipment


Summary of Exercises
Lised below is a summary of the student exercises and activities for the course. Unique equipment and software for completing a particular exercise is shown in the right column that is in addition to the baseline training equipment required for conducting the entire course.
  • Module 4 - Lockout Overview
    • Lab / Section Name: Identify Cell Isolation Devices
    • Unique Equipment & Software required: GM Training Cell

  • Module 11 - Multiple Energy System and Safeguarded Manufacturing Cells
    • Lab / Section Name: All students lockout the cell.
    • Unique Equipment & Software required: GM Training Cell

  • Module 12 - Safety Control Systems (SCS), Monitored Power Systems (MPS)
    • Lab / Section Name: MPS Lockout Exercise
    • Unique Equipment & Software required: GM Training Cell, GM Trainers (G12/G16)


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