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Control measure

Isolate the power supply to lift machinery

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Lift machine rooms

Understand:

  • That it may be necessary to obtain details about a lift from the responsible person or lift manufacturer
  • That lift machine rooms could be locked, and how access can be gained

Lift power supplies

Understand:

  • That power supplies may need to remain in operation
  • The types of lift power sources
  • What separate circuits should be left in operation

Isolating lift power supplies

Understand:

  • The need for emergency responders to be briefed about the presence of electricity if power supplies are not isolated
  • The possible need for electrical gloves
  • That if there are multiple lifts, only one may need to be isolated, with emergency responders being advised of this situation
  • That all machinery may need to be isolated if it presents an unacceptable level of risk

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Liaise with the responsible person to gain information about the emergency operation of the lift

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Determine if personnel have a sufficient level of understanding about the type of lift
  • If required, obtain details about the lift from the responsible person or lift manufacturer

Identify the type of lift and isolate the power if appropriate

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Obtain access to lift machine rooms and power sources
  • Identify all power sources for the lift
  • Isolate power supplies if appropriate
  • Consider the benefits of leaving separate circuits in operation

Ensure emergency responders are aware of the presence of electricity if the power to the lift cannot be isolated

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Brief personnel about the presence of electricity if not isolated

Ensure emergency responders are made aware of the location of any machinery that is intentionally remaining in operation

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Brief personnel about the location of any machinery that remains in operations

Consider the appropriate use of electrical gloves, in line with service procedures

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure personnel use electrical gloves if required