London Fire Brigade - Trapped in Lifts

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3381
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

If you were trapped in a lift and the building owners or engineers were not responding to your alarm calls what would you do?

Answer

Answer for London Fire Brigade - Trapped in Lifts

Answer for London Fire Brigade - Trapped in Lifts

Answered By: 
The Mayor

If the building owners were not responding then I would call the Fire Brigade who, given no appropriate arrangements were available on site, would attend and release me. After my release I would wish to understand why my alarm calls had not been responded to by the responsible people on site, making it necessary for the Fire Brigade to attend and to ensure that LFEPA was taking any appropriate follow-up action with the owners.