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Title: Safety Induction to the Lift


1
Safety Induction to the Lift Escalator Industry
  • Part 6c - Working Safely - Other


Situations
2
Contents
Part 1 Working in the Industry Part 2
Personal Safety Health Part 3 Tools
Equipment Part 4a Manual Handling Part 4b
Mechanical Handling Part 5 Working Places and
Safe Access Part 6a Working Safely -
General Part 6b Working Safely - Specific
Areas Part 6c Working Safely Other
situations Part 7 First Aid Part 8
Environmental Protection Part 9 Legal
Obligations Part 10 Accident Reporting and
Recording
3
Part 6c - Working Safely
Working on Escalators / Moving Walks - General
  • Control the lowering of equipment.
  • Adequate space and protection against live or
    moving equipment
  • Correct storage of materials
  • Handling and storage of chemicals
  • On arrival at site inform someone in authority.
  • Site safety risk assessment should be completed
  • Safety signs displayed.
  • Ensure safety of your colleagues
  • Report defects or dangerous conditions
  • Dismantling or Installation carried out in
    accordance with company policy

4
Part 6c - Working Safely
Working on Escalators / Moving Walks Working
Alone
  • Before starting work make sure that the task can
    be carried out safely. If in doubt contact your
    supervisor.
  • Ensure that others know where you are working and
    keep in contact.
  • Dont work alone in an unoccupied building.
  • Be aware of the threat of violence.

5
Part 6c - Working Safely
Working on Escalators / Moving Walks in the
Machine Room (External Drive)
  • Beware of
  • Holes in the floor or projections.
  • Overhead beams lower than head height
  • Unguarded machinery may move without warning
  • Exposed electrical connections or cables.
  • Access
  • Guard open access hatches and keep closed when
    not in use.
  • Close and lock machine room doors when unoccupied.

6
Part 6c - Working Safely
Working on Escalators / Moving Walks
  • Working at Entrances
  • Provide protection to both ends of the escalator
    to prevent unauthorised access.
  • Before commencing work
  • Erect barrier at entrance end landing
  • Ensure no passengers are on the escalator.
  • Stop the escalator and erect barrier at the exit
    end landing

7
Part 6c - Working Safely
Working on Escalators / Moving Walks Working on
Compact Escalators
  • Before commencing work (cont)
  • Open the motor cover and operate the pit switch
    or isolator.
  • Before entering the pit, connect the maintenance
    control handset and check correct operation.
  • If not equipped with handset follow procedure for
    that escalator.
  • Move step bands by means of a maintenance
    facility.
  • Contain tools and equipment behind barrier.

8
Part 6c - Working Safely
Working on Escalators / Moving Walks Working on
the Escalator
  • Disable by means of maintenance switch or
    isolator.
  • Test safety circuit by maintenance facility NOT
    by running the escalator.
  • Lock off and tag out, apply brake and secure step
    band before working within a step gap.
  • Stand one or more steps below a moving step gap,
    hold handrails control by second engineer.
  • Lock off if left unattended.
  • Ensure tools or equipment cannot be dropped from
    height.

9
Part 6c - Working Safely
Working on Escalators / Moving Walks Working on
Adjacent Escalators
  • Do not obstruct adjacent escalator.
  • If truss is open sided, exposing machinery of
    adjacent escalator, then the adjacent escalator
    must be isolated by locking off and tagging.
  • If work cannot be carried out without obstructing
    adjacent escalator, ensure that both are isolated
    and barriered off.

10
Part 6c - Working Safely
Working on Small Goods Lifts/ Dumb Waiters
  • Cordon off area to exclude others.
  • Assemble and install in accordance with
    manufacturers instructions.
  • Guard openings to prevent persons/materials
    falling.
  • If external cladding required leave the unit
    isolated, locked off and tagged out.
  • Ensure safe access.
  • Ensure adequate lighting
  • Kitchen lifts - be aware of busy areas, slippery
    floors, hot surfaces.

11
Part 6c - Working Safely
Working on Small Goods Lifts/ Dumb Waiters
  • Accumulation of dirt and debris slipping and
    hygiene hazard.
  • Older lifts - follow your company safe system of
    work.
  • Do not stand on lifts unless physically blocked
    or secured.
  • Do not attempt to ride on car top unless designed
    for this purpose.
  • Beware of shallow pit.
  • Wherever possible isolate power.

12
Part 6c - Working Safely
Stairlift Installation Service and Repair
  • First, assess the hazards by risk assessment.
  • Usually installed for elderly, infirm or other
    vulnerable persons.
  • Extra care required to ensure their safety.
  • Arrangements to cordon off the staircase will be
    required.
  • Dogs on domestic premises can be aggressive
    toward strangers.

13
Part 6c - Working Safely
Stairlift Installation Service and Repair
  • On arrival on site
  • Inform the customer of work.
  • Establish if hallway and staircase access
    required and warnings required.
  • Identify a safe place for tools and equipment.
  • Work
  • Avoid accumulation of packaging
  • Dust sheets on flat surfaces only - not on
    staircases.
  • Avoid leaving tools, trailing cables and
    equipment on the staircase.
  • Do not create tripping hazards especially when
    loading and unloading.
  • Be aware of use of aerosols.
  • Demonstrate operating instructions.
  • Leave in safe condition.
  • Clear the work area before leaving.

14
Part 6c - Working Safely
Scissor Lifts
  • The hazards must first be assessed by risk
    assessment.
  • Only competent and authorised persons.
  • Risk of crushing and trapping.
  • Lift must be propped. Do not prop on cross
    shafts.
  • Isolate and lock off electrical supply.
  • Erect signage and barriers
  • Repair/maintain through access panel if possible.
  • If scissor is propped correctly you can maintain
    and service safely.
  • Raise platform under power to remove props
  • Never prop a loaded platform.
  • IF IN DOUBT DO NOT GO UNDER SCISSOR LIFTS

15
Part 6c - Working Safely
On Completion of the Work
  • When work is finished it is your duty to ensure
    that you leave the areas in which you have been
    working in a safe condition.
  • Operatives and equipment have been withdrawn
  • Safety devices and circuits in full operation
  • Materials stacked safely with flammable and toxic
    substances locked away
  • Access ways are properly protected
  • Observe an escalator for two full revolutions of
    the step band.
  • Dispose of any waste properly
  • Tell the premises manager you are leaving
  • Ensure that your work has been effective

16
Part 6c - Working Safely
On Completion of the Work
  • When work is finished it is your duty to ensure
    that you leave the areas in which you have been
    working in a safe condition.
  • Before leaving the premises ensure that
  • Return the emergency release or hand winding
    equipment to its proper place
  • Disengage the pit prop or other restraint device
    return to its safe position
  • Lock the machine room door, return the key the
    premises manager.

17
Part 6c - Working Safely
Radio Transmitters or Antennae Sites
  • Lift engineers may be exposed to high levels of
    electro-magnetic frequency transmissions, similar
    to microwaves.
  • To reduce exposure keep your distance from
    sources of radio waves
  • Follow warning signs
  • Keep outside Exclusion Zones
  • Consult your employer if you have an active
    medical implant
  • (e.g. cardiac pacemaker)

18
Part 6c - Working Safely
Driving Vehicles
Driving a company van or car for work must be
subject to a risk assessment Control measures
include checking driving licences or restricting
how far you should drive in a day. As the driver,
you have responsibilities to ensure that safety
checks, tyre pressure and wear, lights, fluid
level etc are carried out regularly. You should
not overload your vehicle or have insecure
loads. If you suffer defective eye sight, are
taking medication or you have your licence taken
away then you have a legal duty to report such
events to your company.
19
Part 6c - Working Safely
Training in Release of Trapped Passengers
Recommended that release of trapped passengers by
the lowering or raising of the lift car should
only be undertaken by a trained lift engineer or
the Emergency Services With gearless lifts, lifts
with bi-directional safety gears,
machine-room-less installations etc., it is even
more strongly recommended that only a lift
engineer should effect this operation. If a
client or one of their employees asks about how
to release passengers you should refer them to
your manager. Do not take it upon yourself to
show them how to do it unless you have been
trained and authorised to do so by your company.
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Part 6c - Working Safely
Fire Safety
  • Make yourself aware of the risks of fire and get
    familiar with the fire precautions and
    arrangements for the building or site on which
    you are working particularly
  • What does the fire alarm sounds like
  • What to do if you hear the alarm
  • Where are the fire exits and the assembly point
  • What to do if you discover a fire yourself how
    to raise the alarm and

    warn others including how to call the fire
    brigade
  • In many cases, the Client or Principal Contractor
    will have made these arrangements

21
Part 6c - Working Safely
Fire Safety
  • Only tackle a fire if you consider it safe and
    you have been trained to use an extinguisher
  • Do not put yourself at risk. Beware of allowing
    the fire to block your exit
  • Use the correct extinguisher for the type of fire
  • If you feel able to fight the fire you should
    stop if
  • it is bigger than a waste paper bin
  • one extinguisher is not enough to put it out
  • you are affected by smoke.
  • you cant see the way out
  • there are gas cylinders or chemicals involved
  • your effort is not reducing the fire

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Part 6c - Working Safely
Fire Safety Precautions
  • Keep fire exits and escape routes free from
    obstructions
  • Know the way to your nearest fire exit
  • Report any leakage of flammable liquids
  • Store them in a safe place in labelled containers
    with lids secured
  • Aerosols, adhesives and solvents can give off
    flammable gases never use close to ignition
    sources
  • Flammable gases may accumulate and ignite when
    lift is switched on increase ventilation by
    opening doors and windows and allow at least 5
    minutes for vapours to dissipate
  • When welding, cutting or hot work is necessary,
    inform the person in charge of the building or
    site and follow their directions or any Hot Work
    permit issued.

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Part 6c - Working Safely
Fire Extinguisher Colours and Uses
24
Part 6c - Working Safely
  • Thank you for Attending
  • Any Questions?
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