26
Apr

2018

Photos: Annual Safety Training and Evacuation Exercises in Grenoble

Post by Gondola Project

Grenoble-Bastille cable car held annual safety evacuation training this week. Photo by R Lemercier.

Aerial ropeways are amongst the safest, if not the safest forms of transport in the world.

For those who work with cable transport, they will personally understand and acknowledge that there is a deeply embedded culture of safety where passenger security is prioritized first and foremost.

While aerial lifts rarely suffer any mechanical or electronic failures — some estimate that there is an evacuation only once every 4.5 years — cable cars still employ teams of first responders who are trained to safely evacuate passengers during emergency situations.

To ensure aerial rescuers are fully prepared, the Grenoble-Bastille cable car conducted its annual evacuation exercises this week. A specialist team skillfully lowered thirty brave evacuees — all of which were actually volunteers! Photographer R. Lemercier was there in person to witness the annual event and was kind enough to share with us some of his personal images.

Photo by R Lemercier.

Photo by R Lemercier.

Photo by R Lemercier.

To view the entire photo album from this year’s training sessions in Grenoble, click here.



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