Tag: safe

Elevator Hazards and How to Avoid Them

For many people, riding an elevator is a daily occurrence. But whether you ride them every day or just occasionally, there are certain potential dangers that come with elevators. According to the CDC, accidents involving elevators or escalators kill 30 people and seriously injure 17,000 people each year in this country. Here we will outline… Read more »

Ensuring Safety with Residential Elevators

Having a residential elevator in your home is certainly a convenience and a privilege. But you have to understand how to safely operate it and educate everyone in the household about proper usage. Safety Tips For Standard Residential Elevators If you have a standard passenger elevator for your home, heed these safety tips. Choose experienced… Read more »

Creating a Fire Safety Plan

If you own or manage a building with elevators in it, it’s your responsibility to create and adhere to a comprehensive fire safety plan. This keeps everyone in the building – tenants, guests, clients, and customers – safe. It’s also a legal issue, as you need to adhere to all local fire safety codes. Let’s… Read more »

Elevator Tips in Case of Emergency

No one wants to think of an emergency happening, especially while in a building or actually in an elevator. But unfortunately, they happen. From earthquakes to fires, many natural disasters can pose risks for people inside of elevators. Other emergencies aren’t weather related but may involve being locked or stuck inside an elevator. Here’s what… Read more »

How Elevators Can Help Prevent Falls for Seniors

One in four older adults falls every year, at a cost of $50 billion annually, according to the CDC. Preventing falls is key, and so is removing hazards in the home that could be conducive to falls. An elevator installed in the home can lessen the risk of taking a stumble down steep stairs. A… Read more »

Using an Elevator Safely

While you may take elevators for granted, it’s important to be aware of how to safely use one so you don’t get hurt. From paying attention to the level of the floor when entering the car to keeping hands clear of the doors, there are many ways you can stay safe while in an elevator…. Read more »

Using a Dumbwaiter Safely

Dumbwaiters may have a funny name but they offer many great conveniences for today’s homeowner, from assistance with transportation of anything from food to laundry to sports equipment. However, there are quite a few things to remember to help properly maintain and use a dumbwaiter: Read the owner’s manually completely before operating. Adhere to regular… Read more »

Elevator Safety Tips for Kids

As parents of young children, it’s important to remind them about elevator safety. It may seem simple, but oftentimes, kids need gentle reminders about how to stay safe on things like elevators, escalators and moving walks. It’s important to make sure children know these machines are not rides. They have the potential for serious injury,… Read more »

What Makes an Elevator Safe?

There are many safety standards elevators have to adhere to in order to remain in operation. The elevator cables play a big role in the safety of an elevator, but there are many other components that factor in. Elevator cars are held up by thick steel cables, with between six and eight per car. Because… Read more »

Private Residence Elevators – Safety

Having a private elevator in your home is a convenience that many homeowners appreciate. However, safety is still of paramount importance, just like it is with commercial elevators. Go over these safety tips before having an elevator installed in your home and review them periodically with everyone in the home. Make sure your residential elevator… Read more »