Category: Elevator Safety

A Guide to Elevator Safety

Safety is of paramount importance when using an elevator. Whether you’re going one floor up or multiple floors down, always be conscious of elevator safety rules to not only ensure proper operation but to ensure no one gets injured. Here is your guide to elevator safety at work and at home. Approaching an Elevator Know… Read more »

Safety Features for Elevator Design

Elevators offer an unparalleled amount of convenience and comfortable travel between floors for passengers, whether in a hotel, apartment building or office complex. However, at the top of the list of things to consider when designing an elevator should be safety. From safety brakes and door sensors to emergency lighting and pit buffers, there are… Read more »

Home Elevator Emergency Planning

No one can prevent elevator emergencies from happening. Things happen that are out of your control. But what you can do is prepare for any eventuality by stocking up on supplies to ensure a blackout, fire, weather event, or other emergency doesn’t sideline your operations. Emergency planning is vital for commercial elevators, to be sure,… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Adjusting to Changing Safety Policies

As the CDC and government update and adjust safety guidelines for elevators, here’s what you need to know and how to adjust. Particularly during the pandemic, elevator safety was called into question due to the confined spaces where germs could spread more readily. Many safety protocols have been put in place to ensure elevators are… 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 »