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 184.108.40.206; requires
a written procedure for the emergency
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.
emergency procedure, must be based on the recognized procedures, common
sense and a high degree of safety.
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.
includes classroom and field training. Written examinations are given, a
passing grade of seventy (70%) percent is required to achieve a certificate
4. Provide each
attendee a copy of the Safety Handbook for When Elevators are Under