Elevators are the most important and the only means of transport in all kinds of tranportation in all kinds of buildings.They carry millions of people every single minute to their desired destinations in a building.

Though elevators are one of the safest forms of transportation available, following these simple guidelines can help ensure passenger safety.

Elevator Safety Tips

When waiting for elevators:

  • Push the elevator call button once for the direction you want to go in.
  • Look and listen for the signal announcing your car’s arrival.
  • If the arriving car is full, wait for the next car.
  • Don’t attempt to maneuver in or stop closing doors, wait for the next car.
  • In the event of a fire or other situation that could lead to a disruption in electrical services, take the stairs.

When boarding elevators:

  • Allow passengers exiting the elevator to clear before boarding.
  • Watch your step – the elevator car may not be perfectly level with the floor.
  • Passengers nearest to the doors should move first when the car arrives.
  • Push and hold the DOOR OPEN button if doors need to be held open, Never try to stop a closing door, wait for the next car.

When riding elevators:

  • Pay attention to the floor indications and announcements when provided If the doors do not open when the elevator stops, push the DOOR OPEN button.

When exiting elevators:

  • Exit immediately at your floor.
  • Do not wait for others behind you.
  • Do not push the people in front of you when exiting.
  • Watch your step – the elevator car may not be perfectly level with the floor.

In the event of an elevator emergency:

  • If the elevator should ever stop between floors, do not panic, there is plenty of air in the elevator.
  • Never climb out of a stalled elevator.
  • Use the ALARM or HELP button, the telephone or the intercom to call for assistance.
  • Above all, wait for qualified help to arrive and never try to leave an elevator that has not stopped normally.
    Emergency lighting will come on in the event of a power failure.