Passenger Lift Fire Service Controls
Building Code of Australia
The Building Code of Australia in clause E3.7 Fire service controls states “In passenger lifts designed in accordance with AS 1735 Part 1 and 2, all lift cars serving a story above an effective height of 12m must be provided with fire service controls” which are nominated as an essential safety measure. These fire service controls allows the fire brigade during an emergency to determine the extent of use of the lift, maybe for fire fighting purposes or evacuation of occupants or injured persons.
The following photographs depict fire service controls installed in lift panel control in a foyer of a building.