Elevator courtesy

I was reminded this morning when I got on an elevator about the ballet dance when bringing a protectee on an elevator.
If there is one thing that freaks junior protection specialists is when they get on an elevator that has unknowns on it.
The best thing you can do is work with what you have. Unless you are working a high threat protectee, it is not feasible in most cases to have a secured elevator. This blog speaks to those incidences.
The key is applying the protection so that you can still get to your protectee in such close quarters. You’re at a disadvantage once the door closes. But you’ve trained for this moment. The most important thing is-don’t panic.
Once the door opens you have to weigh the difference between being the first off into an unknown area or maintaining coverage on the client being partially in the lift box alone. Make the decision and work it.
There are different reasons why you should be the first off and why you shouldn’t. But in this scenario you have to weigh the pros against the cons.
Keep you head on a swivel and get back in position.

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