Tag: safety

What to Know About Elevator Installation and Repairs

Elevator installation and repairs should be performed by a professional to ensure the utmost in code compliance and safety. If you own an elevator, there are some things you should know about what’s involved in installation, repair, maintenance and general care. Who Installs and Repairs Elevators? Elevator and escalator installers and repairers do. Their median… 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 »

What Elevator Codes Say About Fires and Fire Safety

As the rider of an elevator for most of your life, you likely have seen the placards displayed in lobbies telling people to use the stairs in the event of fire. This is dictated by elevator codes, but these codes are much more complex than a simple sign, particularly as it applies to elevators and… 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 »

Top 5 Reasons to Regularly Maintain Your Elevator

The maintenance of your elevator is of critical importance. Not only do you have to protect the safety of your employees, tenants and customers, you have to ensure smooth operation for the convenience of all. Without assurances of proper safety and functionality, you don’t have peace of mind, and the chances for failure are high…. 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 »

Why You Should Consider Building Up

Elevators were a much-needed invention that contributed to the innovation and efficiency of cities all over the world. Since the time of invention, elevators have enabled homeowners and builders to think bigger and higher when it comes to home and building design. Instead of adding on horizontally to your home or building, think about building… Read more »

Fire Safety Tips for Elevators

The main fire safety tip you want to keep in mind is to always take the stairs in the event of a fire or other emergency situation that could compromise or cause a disruption to electrical services. This are many reasons for this, not the least of which is that a fire can short circuit… 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 »