Tag: safety

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 »

Home Elevator Safety

Safety is of paramount importance when deciding to install a residential elevator. Safe operation is the key to enjoying your elevator – whether stair chair, dumbwaiter or passenger elevator – safely and reliably. But it’s not enough for you to educate yourself on proper usage. You also have to teach everyone living in the household… 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 »

Types of Elevator Doors and Their Associated Safety Requirements

There are several types of elevator doors out there, from standard passenger elevators to stair chairs and wheelchair lifts. Each one has a different type of door that comes with different safety requirements. A Look at the Types of Doors Single slide doors are the most popular type in this country, involving one section that… Read more »

ADA Accessibility Laws

The Americans with Disabilities Act (or ADA for short) is a law signed in 1990 by President Bush in an effort to protect the civil rights of the disabled. It was crafted with a similar nod to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which proclaimed it illegal to discriminate against anyone for race, religion, sex,… Read more »

Comprehensive Elevator Safety

From proper cleaning and sanitizing protocols to fire safety/exit plans and weight limits, maintaining elevator safety is critical if you are a property manager or building owner. Whether your elevator is located in an apartment complex, in a mall, in an office park or in a skyscraper, it’s important to implement and follow strict safety… Read more »

Elevator Safety and Children

Elevators can be dangerous places for children. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, six people per year die in and around elevators, and that number includes one child under age 10 each year. The injury rate is much higher than that. About 2,000 kids are hurt each year in and around elevators,… Read more »

Important Elevator Safety Tips

Heeding elevator safety is important as you navigate elevators in your apartment building, at malls, in office parks, and in skyscrapers. It may seem like a no-brainer, but below is a general list of safety tips that you should brush up on every once in a while, to stay on top of your game. Watch… Read more »