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Question 701 July 2010

Emergency Lift Release Training

Do members have suitably trained employees to carry out emergency lift releases in the event that someone becomes trapped in a lift: if so what training do they recieve, who delivers it and how often is it provided. If not, are emergency releases carried out by somone else eg: lift engineers or fireservice personnel? If possible, could you also explain why you have taken this stance.


The following 3 companies answered this question and a document was supplied:

  • Environment Agency
  • Environment Agency
  • Tesco Stores Limited
  • "Releasing passengers from immobilised lifts"

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