Today’s elevator systems include a wide variety of characteristics designed to help decrease the possibilities of mishaps and give passengers a quick and dependable ride. It comprises of several items to help increase safety, which constitutes an emergency alarm, an emergency telephone, emergency fire, and in case of power failure emergency the lighting maintains illumination for hours.
Most modern systems use an enormous amount of transparent light rays to identify people or objects in the doorway and stop the doors without having to make a physical association.
Below are some safety tips for elevators:
1) Never overload the elevator: It is advised to never overload an elevator beyond its stated capacity, otherwise it might lead to some unexpected accidents. Some people tend to ignore the limit of an elevator and do not consider it, which ultimately risks their lives.
If you see an elevator fully equipped, consider using stairs or wait for the other one but do not overload it at any cost.
2) Be very careful while entering and exiting: Do not enter or exit an elevator subconsciously. Be very careful and extra vigilant while doing that. Check for the floor surfaces to be even before crossing them, and if you do not pay attention to that, you might end up getting yourself injured.
Proper awareness will prevent passengers from tripping. Be sure to observe the entrance floor and try to look for a level between both the floors, but if your elevator floor and hall floor are not at a level then step up or down accordingly and step over the gap as well.
3) Allow the inside passengers to come out before entering: Allow the passengers inside to come out before entering, this will avoid clashing. Do not jump to quickly to enter the elevator before letting the exiting passengers get off as this will lead in major mishappenings and you might end up injuring yourself and the other person as well.
Also, consider using the stop button only in dire need in order to stop the elevator. Never stop the running elevator by forcibly opening the door, you might end up losing your hands while doing so.
4) Avoid using elevators in case of fire: Do not use elevators in case of fire, always go for stairs. If you consider using an elevator during fire circumstances, then you might be risking your own life, consider using stairs in such cases because they are more safer.
Also, do not lose your calm ever if anything happens while you are in an elevator because ultimately you will end up panicking instead of looking for a way out or solution.
5) Children are recommended not to use elevators: Children below twelve years of age should not use the elevator unless accompanied by an adult. Also, do not let children push buttons for the fun of it as it slows service for everyone.
Stop children from using their hand, foot, or objects like umbrellas to stop the doors as they may cause injury to and damage to the equipment.