Training for Release of Trapped Lift Passengers to BS7255:2012

(Safe Working on Lifts) – Industry Code of Practice

Lift owners and those responsible for lift installations are legally obliged to ensure that appropriate arrangements for the safe release of trapped lift passengers are in place.

Usually, the most cost-effective and efficient solution is to train relevant members of staff so that passengers can not only be released safely but in a timely fashion without having to wait for a lift engineer. BS7255:2012 (Safe Working on Lifts) is the industry approved code of practice (ACOPS) and the L.I.T.S. training course in the Safe Release of Trapped Lift Passengers fully complies with the recommendations within this Code.

The course ensures that those responsible for lift installations and those performing release operations meet their legal obligations. Delegates will be assessed both practically and theoretically and competence-based certificates will be issued for successful delegates. It follows that those selected for training must be physically fit and should have received prior training in manual handling and should have expressed a willingness to undertake the training.


Refresher Training In accordance with BS7255, training should be refreshed regularly (traditionally this has been every 12 months). Our Refresher Training course has been designed specifically for trainees who have previously sat a full training course in the Safe Release of Trapped Passengers and wish to refresh their training.


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