Lock Out Tag Out/LOTO Audits

Ritter Safety provides On-Site Lockout/Tagout Audits nationwideAuthorized Employees must demonstrate proficiency to be considered qualified to perform LOTO procedures.  Ensure compliance with employee audits.

According to OSHA & NFPA 70E, employers and employees are required to understand the lockout/tagout program. Compliance with the program must be documented and it is recommended to be done regularly. 

The employer is responsible for implementing and maintaining the program, including conducting regular audits to ensure compliance, while employees are responsible for following the procedures and using the lockout/tagout devices correctly to ensure their own safety.

It is reasonable to expect that approximately 16 employee audits can be performed in an average 8-hour day.

Ritter Safety’s Audit Service is offered in a 4-hour and 8-hour sessions.



  • Each audit will take approximately 20-30 minutes per employee.
  • Audit services are quoted in half day or full day formats.


Ritter Safety Representative Responsibilities
  • Facilitate the audit.
  • Ensure the supervisor and employee fully understand their responsibilities regarding the audit process.
  • Review the audit process and requirements in detail with the employee prior to performance of the audit.
  • Answer any questions the employee may have before, during or after the audit process.
  • Ensure the employee properly identifies the electrical and other potential hazards.
  • Verify that the employee selects the proper PPE for each hazard.
  • Ensure the employee uses the PPE properly.
  • Ensure the employee completes each step of the Audit process.
  • Provide proper documentation of each audit to the employer.
Employer Responsibilities
  • Ensure the employee has received adequate LOTO training to enable the following:
    • Perform a proper Risk Assessment procedure to identify any electrical or other hazards.
    • Select the proper PPE for any potential hazards.
    • Identify all hazardous energy sources associated with the task.
    • Understand all responsibilities associated with the proper execution of a LOTO procedure.
    • Understand all aspects of the employer’s Control of Hazardous Energies Program
  • Provide a supervisor or other designated qualified person to assist with the facilitation of the audit. The supervisor must have sufficient technical knowledge and possess the authority to verify that the employee has:
    • Sufficient knowledge and ability to properly perform the assigned task.
    • Adequate knowledge of the construction, operation, and installation of the equipment being worked on.
    • The ability to select the appropriate testing device, verify proper operation of the device, understand how the device operates, ensure there are no defects or deficiencies associated with the device, and understand all the limitations of the device.
    • Have adequate knowledge of the employer’s Control of Hazardous Energies Program.