Free Webinar: Guide for Emergency Personnel - Key Changes

Jun 24, 2015

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Session description: ASME has been publishing the ASME A17.4, Guide for Emergency Personnel since 1972. The guide was originally developed as a result of a demand from many building owners, lessees, and operating management needing guidance for the evacuation of passengers from stalled elevator cars. Today it has evolved to provide guidance for the evacuation of passengers from stalled elevator cars as well as firefighters’ service operating procedures. Significant revisions and updates have been made since the last publication in 1999.

This webinar reviews the evolution of the ASME A17.4, Guide for Emergency Personnel, as well as covers the topics addressed within the current standard.

Key changes to this revision include:

  • Rescue team organization and training
  • Evacuation procedures from elevator cars
  • Rescue following an earthquake
  • Elevator system lockdown
  • Firefighters'/ service operating procedures (updated to 2010 edition of A17.1)
  • Emergency/standby power operation

Speaker: Davis Turner, President, Davis L. Turner & Associates, LLC

Davis L. Turner graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1968 and is a 53 year veteran of the elevator industry having begun his career with Otis Elevator Company in 1962 in New York in the construction department. Throughout his career with Otis he gained experience in sales, marketing, construction, service, modernization and engineering.

In 1988, Mr. Turner joined Mitsubishi Elevator Company, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electronics America, as its Vice President and General Manager. In 1989, he was appointed president of the company.

In 1996 Mr. Turner formed Davis L. Turner & Associates, LLC, an independent vertical transportation consulting firm located in Mission Viejo, California. The firm provides elevator and escalator technical expertise to a wide range of clients.

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