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Control measure

Entering a lift shaft to rescue a casualty

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Specialist assistance

Understand:

  • The need to immediately request attendance of a lift engineer
  • When specialist teams may be required
  • Why the fire and rescue service may need to proceed with rescue activity before arrival of assistance
  • The benefits of joint training and exercises

Risk assessment

Understand:

  • Carry out a risk assessment to determine what activities should and should not be carried out
  • The need to take the minimum actions required to save life or prevent injury
  • When it may be appropriate to appoint a safety officer
  • That personnel should not be committed to the lift shaft if the lift car is under manual control

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Immediately request the attendance of a lift engineer

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Request the attendance of a lift engineer immediately

Carry out a risk assessment to determine if it is essential for personnel to be committed to the lift shaft

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Carry out a risk assessment before deploying personnel to the lift shaft

Request the assistance of any specialist teams that may be required

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Request the attendance of specialist teams if required

Commit personnel to the lift shaft to carry out actions to save a life or prevent injury, only if there are no other options and appropriate control measures are in place

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • If there are no other options available to save a life or prevent injury, deploy personnel to the lift shaft having put appropriate control measures in place

Not commit personnel to a lift shaft if the lift car is under manual control

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure personnel do not enter the lift shaft if the lift car is under manual control