Pickerings Lifts recently welcomed Peter Wilkinson from L.I.T.S, who delivered EOR 202(N) Basic Lift Safety Training to members of our lift maintenance team across the company at our Head Office based in Stockton-On-Tees.
Peter Wilkinson said: “There are three main elements of the training: how to release passengers from a lift, to be able to access the top of a lift car and know how to access the lift shaft.
“The course ensures that employers meet the recommendations of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the specific requirements of BS7255, the British code of practice for safe working on lifts.”
“Each member of staff had a goal they wanted to achieve from the training; whether it was gaining confidence in evaluating lifts for sales quotes or gaining an insight into how a lift worked. The training lasted two days. The first day was theoretical training at Head Office, with the second being practical training.”
Participants enjoyed the practical training which involved working on two types of lifts; a hydraulic lift and a traction lift. The practical training took place at Claymond Court in Norton, Stockton-On-Tees, a residential block of flats where Craig Lynch kindly let our attendees train using his lift due to the strong working relationship Pickerings Lifts has built up.
We would like to say well done to everyone who took part. Congratulations to those who successfully passed the course and gained their EMTA NVQ Unit EOR 202(N) Certification.
For further information on training courses provided by L.I.T.S, visit their website.