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Elevator Safety Training

It is recommended that any evacuation of passengers from elevator cars be performed under the direct supervision of elevator personnel. However, in the event of an emergency time may be of the essence in evacuating passengers. Emergency evacuation procedures should only be performed by elevator, emergency and authorized personnel.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Elevator Safety Code A17.1, Section 8.6.11.5; requires a written procedure for the emergency evacuation of passengers from elevators and the use of firefighter’s emergency operation. The procedures shall identify the hazards. The procedure shall also detail the safety precautions utilized in evacuating passengers and firefighter’s emergency operation. Personnel who are assigned to assist in emergency procedures should be given a copy of the procedures and necessary training to assure that they understand and comply with the procedures. A record of trained personnel should be kept on the premises where the elevators are located.

Implementing any emergency procedure, must be based on the recognized procedures, common sense and a high degree of safety.

Provisions include:

1.  On-site instruction in the emergency evacuation of passengers from elevators. Procedures include; passenger and freight, electric and hydraulic elevators.

2.  Instruction in the use of firefighters’ Service; Phase I and Phase II Operation. Procedures include; recognize WHEN and WHEN NOT to use the elevator in the event of a building evacuation and/or the transporting of fire or other emergency equipment to an upper-floor position.

3.  Instruction includes classroom and field training. Written examinations are given, a passing grade of seventy (70%) percent is required to achieve a certificate of training.

4.  Provide each attendee a copy of the Safety Handbook for When Elevators are Under Emergency Conditions.

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