The following sections contain descriptions of recommended positions for a Tenant’s Emergency Response Team:

Stair / Elevator Monitor


Function of the Stairwell / Elevator Monitor: 

Stairwell / Elevator Monitors are responsible for assisting in the safe and orderly evacuation of employees, contractors, and visitors for their assigned area. 

Responsibilities & Duties of the Stairwell / Elevator Monitors:

  • Know the location and use of all fire and emergency related equipment found on the floor or area that he/she is assigned.

  • Be completely familiar with the Building and floor layouts and exits, Fire Command Center, and Company’s designated meeting areas. 

  • Immediately check designated stairwell door for heat (remember to use back of hand), then stairwell for safety. 

  • Instructs personnel to form a single line along the right side (outside) of stairwell - First Responders will use the left side (inside) of stairwell. 

  • Ensures occupants enter the stairs in calm and orderly fashion, and directs employees to their company's designated area of safe refuge. 

  • Assign someone to either stand post or continually check both passenger and freight elevator lobbies in order to prevent employees, contractors, and visitors from using the elevators during emergency. 

  • Assist in redirecting employees to alternate and safe exit, if necessary. 

  • After evacuation complete, they should check to make sure all stairwell doors are closed. 

    Assist in the development, implementation, and maintainenance of an Emergency Action Plan, including educating
    company employees.