Passenger Release Training

Although the risk of getting stuck in a lift is very small, it’s still a very common fear for many people. Regular lift maintenance and audits will reduce the risk of any operational issues with your lifts, but it’s always good to be prepared for any small incidents. Passenger Release Training will equip your staff with the knowledge they need to deal with the unlikely event of being trapped in a lift. As experienced lift engineers, we’re qualified to deliver comprehensive training to your full team.

Why Your Organisation Needs Passenger Release Training

Under LOLER Regulations, you must ensure you have made suitable arrangements for the safe release of passengers trapped in a lift. Passenger Release Training is one way will give your staff the necessary skills to act and help others successfully vacate the lift.

Despite popular belief, the fire brigade is not required to release passengers from a lift. In some areas, businesses are at risk of fines for calling the emergency services to non-emergency incidents, including a broken lift. 

According to the Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA), the lift owner must take responsibility to appoint training and competent people to carry out a safe release. These individuals must only undertake release on a lift that they have received training on, and they must be re-trained if a new lift is fitted. 

Remember, a stuck lift is rarely an emergency and can easily be dealt with by competent and trained individuals. Avoid wasting the emergency services time and give your staff the confidence they need to safely release colleagues from a trapped lift. 

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