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Elevator Safety Tips


Elevators are now regarded as a safe mode of transportation within a building. Additional advantages include comfort, convenience, and dependability. However, there are some guidelines for using these systems “safely.” Whether you use an elevator at home or in a commercial building, it is critical that you follow the safety guidelines outlined in this guide.

While waiting for an elevator

  • Know your destination
  • Use the elevator call button ONCE for the direction you want to go
  • In the event of a fire, or any other situation that could cause an electric disruption, take the stairs
  • If the car is full when it ¬†arrives, wait for the next one
  • Do not attempt to maneuver in or stop closing doors. ¬†Wait for the next car
  • Look and listen for the signal announcing your car’s arrival

When boarding elevators

  • Watch your step – the elevator may not be perfectly level with the floor
  • Stand clear of the doors – keep clothes and carry-ons away from the opening
  • Hold children and pets firmly
  • Never try to stop a closing door – wait for the next car
  • Passengers nearest the doors should move first when the car arrives
  • Push and hold the DOOR OPEN button if the doors need to be held open
  • Once on the elevator, quickly press the button on your floor and move to the back of the car to make room for the other passengers

When riding elevators

  • Hold the handrail, if available
  • Stand next to the elevator wall
  • Pay attention to the floor indications
  • If the door does not open when the elevator stops, push the DOOR OPEN button

When exiting elevators

  • Exit immediately at your floor – do not wait for others behind you
  • Watch your step – the elevator may not be perfectly level with the floor when you exit
  • Do not push people in front of you when exiting