Elevators are commonly found in commercial buildings and some private homes. Although these machines go through regular maintenance and repairs, knowing just how to protect yourself on an elevator is crucial. Here are four important safety tips for riding on elevators.
Opening And Closing Elevators
There are a few simple rules for boarding, riding, opening and closing elevators. First, make sure you know your destination before getting on the elevator. There’s nothing worse than holding up other passengers while trying to figure out which floor you would like to depart on. Make sure to stand clear of the elevator doors. Wait until the doors are fully opened before entering. If the elevator doors begin closing prematurely, do not attempt to stop them with your arms or legs. Just simply wait for the next cart to arrive.
Stay Secure Inside The Elevator
If you are not a frequent elevator rider, then perhaps you hold onto the handrail, if possible. If this option is not available, try to stand next to the elevator walls. Of course, during the coronavirus pandemic, practice social distancing when elevator space will allow it. This will obviously prove difficult in most elevator situations. Stay calm and considerate while in the cart, but keep an eye on the floors while riding. Be prepared to exit the cart when arriving at your desired floor.
Leaving The Elevator
Exiting the elevator seems simple enough, but there are a few procedures you must follow to leave properly. Sometimes, disembarking can seem like a chaotic situation, much like many overcrowded subway cars. Don’t push and shove anyone while making your way out. Always watch your step out of the elevator in case the floor and cart aren’t on the same exact level.
Don’t Panic If Stuck
A few things can cause an elevator to get stuck. Electricity failure in the building, mechanical breakdowns and software malfunctions are all possible. When any of these issues occur, passengers must remain calm. Never attempt to make your way out of the elevator by prying open the doors. Calmly contact the elevator service and let them know of the issue. Common elevator stoppages will be solved quickly and efficiently.
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