Essential Safety Measures Audit – Emergency Lifts
A typical essential safety measures auditor would be well out of their depth in analysing AS 1735.2-2001 and AS 1735.1-2003 and applying them to emergency lifts, only a specialist qualified technician would be up to the task.
The auditor must determine under the essential safety measures determination/ schedule whether emergency lifts exist in the building to ensure fire safety compliance. If so, the auditor should inspect the emergency lifts maintenance logbook and check the frequency of inspections, testing and maintenance performed. Poor performance should be recorded in the building’s essential safety measures logbook to allow for signing the Annual Statement, Annual Certificate of Compliance, Annual Fire Safety Statement, Annual Maintenance Statement and Annual Occupiers Statement.