Lift safety mechanisms


The various mechanisms to prevent a lift from falling. Lift governor operation and safety brake operation mechanisms.

Alternative labels

lift governor
lift safety devices
lift safety equipment
safety mechanisms for lifts
mechanical safety devices for lifts
lift safety mechanisms
lift safety brake

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Lift safety mechanisms is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Lift installation supervisor: Lift installation supervisor monitor the installation of lifts. They keep an overview of the proceedings, assign tasks, and take quick decisions to resolve problems.
Lift engineer: Lift engineers set lifts into a prepared framed hoistway. They install support assembly, set up the lift pump or motor, piston or cable, and mechanism. Lift engineers connect the necessary electronic elements to complete the installation and connection of the lift cabin. They also perform the necessary steps to inspect and repair lifts, as well as the shaft and any associated electronics. Lift engineers make sure every inspection and report action is noted in a log book, and report to the client on the state of the serviced lift.

Optional knowledge

Lift safety mechanisms is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022