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					LIFT EVACUATION
                 Lift Evacuation
• The following are common elements of every
  evacuation:
  –   Responsibility
  –   Preparation
  –   Communication and co-ordination
  –   Equipment
  –   Rescue procedures
  –   Public relations




                                               2
                   Preparation
•   Make a plan
•   Explain the plan to all people involved
•   Train all staff
•   Obtain equipment
•   Check the equipment




                                              3
             Responsibility
• Lift safety is the responsibility of area
  management
• The development of detailed procedures,
  training of evacuation teams, and the
  actual evacuation requires joint effort
  between area management, lift operators
  and the patrol



                                              4
                Preparation
• Evacuation Plan
  – The role of each person involved in a rescue
  – The type and location of equipment to be
    used;
  – Detailed procedures for the rescue
  – Safety precautions to be observed
• Evacuation practice
• Equipment preparation

                                                   5
            Communications
• Constant communications must exist between
  management, staff and Patrollers
• Constant communications must be maintained
  with stranded guests
• Following an evacuation, communication
  between leaders is still important




                                               6
                 Equipment
• Rescue rope
  – Lead line, rope, knots and
    splices
• Rope devices
  – Rope sling, straps and hooks,
    pole seat




                                    7
          Evacuation Procedures
• Ski area management alerts the patrol that the
  lift must be evacuated
• Patrollers go to the lift, form rescue teams and
  prepare the rescue equipment for use
• As many teams as possible should be put into
  action, starting from the top and intermediate
  points on the lift line
• One patroller will ski/board or walk the lift line to
  notify passengers that they are to be evacuated

                                                          8
                The Rescue
• Fear, apprehension and cold may cause injuries
  not common to skiing
• Guests must be told
   – Remain in the chair
   – Do not drop equipment
   – Do not attempt to jump
• Begin rescue with the chair nearest the top of
  the lift



                                                   9
                 The Follow -Up
•   Provide first aid for anyone injured during rescue
•   Record name, any injuries and time rescued
•   Assist guests in descending to the chalet
•   Do a sweep of lift area
•   Check all equipment for defects and report to
    management




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              Public Relations
• Do not speak to the press
• Do not discuss causes for the lift stopping unless
  directed to do so by management
• Do not promise coffee, free passes etc.
• Be calm and confident
• Emphasize the need for safety during
  evacuation, not speed




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