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Safety Training Presentation No 2 Use and verify Stop and other devices when accessing, egressing and working on car tops and in lift and escalator pits.

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1 Safety Training Presentation No 2 Use and verify Stop and other devices when accessing, egressing and working on car tops and in lift and escalator pits to ensure total control of the equipment. V5-7 October 2012

2 Accidents Over the last 20 years there have been 12 fatal accidents within the lift and escalator industry How have the fatal accidents occurred? Falling from height Crushing/ struck by moving equipment Electricity 2

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4 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment The Risk… 3 fatalities in European lift industry in 2010/ fatalities, 6 major injuries and 33 3-day plus injuries in UK lift industry over the last 5 years Use and verify Stop and other devices when accessing, egressing and working on car tops and in lift and escalator pits to ensure total control of the equipment The Risk… 3 fatalities in European lift industry in 2010/ fatalities, 6 major injuries and 33 3-day plus injuries in UK lift industry over the last 5 years 4

5 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Note: This presentation assumes that all shaft lighting, screens and other ancillary measures are in place and any controls provided comply with current standards. This includes effective safety gears, pawl devices, pit props, etc. 5 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment

6 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Basic Procedure for Top of Car Access: LEIA recommend a formal procedure is in place for this process to ensure safety and that controls are checked for suitability and verified for correct operation before accessing the car top Note: the procedure given next is a minimum only; your Company procedure may differ from it and must always be followed 6

7 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Basic Procedure for Top of Car Access: 1. Working from top landing, send car away 2. Open landing door and verify this stops the car mid- flight. Ensure car top is at correct level for access, then use a door blocking device to secure the door where appropriate. 3. Operate car-top control Stop switch, close landing doors 4. Call car from landing. Verify that car has not moved (Another car may respond at a multiple lift site) 7

8 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Basic Procedure for Top of Car Access: 5. Open landing doors; use a door blocking device to secure the door where appropriate, and set Inspection/ Normal switch to Inspection and return Stop switch to Run. Close landing doors 6. Call car from landing. Verify that car has not moved 7. Leave Inspection/ Normal switch on Inspection and place Stop/Run switch on Stop before gaining access to car top. 8. With multiple controls, verify each control independently. 8

9 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment 9 Working from top landing, send car away Open landing door and verify this stops the car mid-flight Ensure car top is at correct level for access, then use a door blocking device to secure the door where appropriate

10 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment 10 Operate car-top control Stop switch, close landing doors Call car from landing. Verify that car has not moved (Remember another car may respond at a multiple lift site) Open landing doors; use a door blocking device to secure the door where appropriate, and set Inspection/ Normal switch to Inspection and return Stop switch to Run Call car from landing. Verify that car has not moved

11 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment 11 Leave Inspection/ Normal switch on inspection and place Stop/ Run switch on stop before gaining access to car top

12 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment 12 With multiple controls, verify each control individually

13 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Control of Moving Equipment – Lift Car Ensure you have a suitable door blocking device and other appropriate tools for the work you will be doing. Do not improvise. Before occupying the car top, check Car Top Controls are compliant with current standards. Only travel on the car top when fitted with a Car Top Control unit that complies with current standards (EN81/ BS7255). If not then use Lock Off/ Tag Out procedure. 13

14 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Control of Moving Equipment – Lift Car 14 Compliant Non-compliant Compliant with EN81, but no Common run button. SAFed/ LEIA Risk Assessment recommends Enhanced Layout per previous picture

15 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Control of Moving Equipment – Lift Car Before occupying the car top, identify a refuge space on the car top for use in emergency. 15 Can you identify a refuge space here?

16 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Control of Moving Equipment – Lift Car Before occupying the car top, check that there is sufficient clearance between the top of the car and the top of the well or any other projecting equipment (steelwork, pulleys, etc.) when the car is at the highest level of normal travel. If the clearance above the car is restricted, take additional precautions before travelling on the car top; also check the overtravel possible from this position eg clearance under counterweight, etc. 16

17 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Control of Moving Equipment – Lift Car When occupying the top of the car take up a position on the car top where no part of your body or clothing will project beyond the car edges 17

18 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Control of Moving Equipment – Lift Car On the car top maintain a position which gives you good balance and select a secure and firm hand-hold: do not hold any part which may move such as pulleys or ropes Before commencing work, test that the car top Stop switch operates correctly by operating it whilst travelling in a downward direction. 18

19 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Control of Moving Equipment – Lift Car On the car top, aim to only travel on the car in a downward direction. If you have to travel upwards, test in a safe location that the car top Stop switch operates correctly in the upward direction. If you have to travel upwards, take extreme care that you or your clothing do not come into contact with fixed parts in the well. Be especially aware of such features as guide brackets, control vanes and switches, landing entrance sills and toe guards 19

20 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Control of Moving Equipment – Lift Car Always remain within the safe zone of the car top and remember the counterweight. On the car top on traction lifts, remember that the counterweight will suddenly arrive halfway up the well; sometimes this location is identified on the shaft wall. Half-way screens are not now recommended due to the shearing and crushing hazards introduced. (BS7255:2012) 20

21 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Control of Moving Equipment – Lift Car After the car has been moved to a new place, put the car top Stop/ Run switch in the stop position so that accidental operation of the up or down buttons will not cause the car to move unexpectedly 21

22 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Control of Moving Equipment – Lift Car Use and verify stop and other control devices when accessing a lift car top to ensure you have total control of the equipment. If you cant verify the control devices then Lock Off and Tag Out (LOTO) the equipment. (LEIA Safety Training Presentation Nº 3 Electrically Isolate… refers to this) 22

23 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Top of Car Egress When egressing at a different floor, verify the correct operation of the landing door lock on that floor also. 23

24 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Basic Procedure for Lift Pit Access: LEIA recommend a formal procedure is in place for this process to ensure safety and that controls are checked for suitability and verified for correct operation before accessing the car top Note: the procedure given next is a minimum only; your Company procedure may differ from it and must always be followed 24

25 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Basic Procedure for Lift Pit Access: 1. Working from the bottom landing, send the car up 2-3 floors and open landing door. Check the lift stops in flight. 2. Use a door blocking device to secure the door. Operate the stop switch. 3. Close landing doors. 4. Call car from landing. 5. Open the landing doors, use a door blocking device. 6. Verify that car has not moved. Take account of other lifts responding to the call. 25

26 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Basic Procedure for Lift Pit Access: 7. Fit pit access ladder if required. 8. Identify a safe refuge space and gain access to pit. 9. With deep pits and multiple Stop switches, verify each switch independently. 10. When working in the pit, the landing doors should be released and then blocked with about 90mm gap. 26

27 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment 27 Working from the bottom landing, send the car up 2-3 floors and open landing door. Check the lift stops in flight Use a door blocking device to secure the door Operate Stop switch Close landing doors

28 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment 28 Call car from landing. Open the landing doors, use a door blocking device to secure the door. Verify that car has not moved. Take account of other lifts responding to the call Fit pit access ladder

29 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment 29 Identify a safe refuge space and gain access to pit With deep pits and multiple Stop switches, verify each switch independently

30 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Basic Procedure for Lift Pit Access Identify a safe refuge space and gain access to pit 30 Can you identify a refuge space here?

31 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Basic Procedure for Lift Pit Access: If there is no stopping device installed or it is not of the mushroom headed type, the main power supply should always be isolated and locked and tagged off before entering the pit. (BS7255:2012) 31

32 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Basic Procedure for Lift Pit Access: If the work in the pit is of an invasive nature (repositioning or replacing equipment, installing new equipment or work on the ropes or chains, etc) turn the power off at the main isolator and lock off/ tag out, (LOTO) and mechanically restrain the car or counterweight. (BS7255:2012) 32

33 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Lift Pit Egress: Release Stop switch from the safety of the landing, not as you exit from the ladder. 33

34 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment 34 Release Stop switch from the safety of the landing, not as you exit from the ladder

35 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment C Control of Moving Equipment (Other Moving Masses to be Controlled) 35

36 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Control of Moving Equipment Ensure that moving machinery is adequately guarded or isolate using LOTO procedure to prevent mechanical movement. Always ensure lift cars and counterweights are adequately supported either by their normal means of suspension or supported by suitable equipment. Do not use a scaffold or any other temporary structure unless specifically designed for the purpose. 36

37 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Control of Moving Equipment When working on Machine-Room-less lifts, follow the manufacturers instructions detailing the safe system of work. If the information on safe working is not available and you are not sure, dont take the chance, but consult your manager 37

38 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Control of Moving Equipment In the pit on multiple installations there should be barriers between lifts at least 2.5m high. If there are no barriers you must switch off the adjacent lifts and lock off and tag out before entering the pit. 38

39 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Control of Moving Equipment Full well-height division screens should be fitted between lifts in a common well Subject to the nature of the work, if there are no division screens it may be necessary to switch off the adjacent lifts and lock off and tag out before entering the well. 39

40 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Control of Moving Equipment When working on multiple installations be sure that you have correctly identified each machine, controller and isolation switch with its corresponding equipment. (see LEIA Safety Charter Safety Presentation No3 Safe Working with Electricity) 40

41 Use and verify Stop and other devices...to ensure total control of the equipment Supervision HSE advise that supervision arrangements must be appropriate and proportionate to the risk – work on or near to moving equipment, inexperienced staff etc… Personnel under training need to be supervised Auditing arrangements for peripatetic workers Ideally a formal inspection when manager goes on site to review and record evidence of safe working procedure. 41

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43 LEIA Safety Charter Protect yourselves and others from falls and falling objects. Use and verify Stop and other devices when accessing, egressing and working on car tops and in lift and escalator pits to ensure total control of the equipment. Electrically isolate and lock off when power is not required and when working close to unguarded machinery. 43

44 LEIA Safety Charter Now being incorporated into the new edition of the LEIA Site Safety Handbook. We ask you to sign in this handbook, to commit to the three elements of the Safety Charter 44

45 Thank You for attending 45


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