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Elevator Safety Tips & Rules

By: D&D Elevator

Here are some tips and “rules” to keep in mind when using elevators. Most are elementary common sense, to be sure, but sometimes we forget…

When approaching elevators:

  • Know your destination.  Push the elevator call button once for the direction you want to go
  • Look or listen for the signal announcing your car’s arrival
  • Stand aside for existing passengers
  • If the arriving elevator is full, wait for the next car
  • Don’t try to stop closing doors.  Wait for the next elevator
  • Take the stairs if there is a fire or other situation that could lead to a disruption in electrical service

When entering and exiting elevators:

  • Enter and exit carefully
  • Once on board, quickly press the button for your floor, and move to the back of the car to make room for other passengers
  • Hold children and pets firmly
  • Stand clear of the doors – keep clothes and carry-ons away from the opening
  • Push and hold the DOOR OPEN button if doors need to be held open, or ask someone to push the button for you
  • Passengers nearest the doors should move first

When riding elevators:

  • Stand next to the elevator wall
  • Hold the handrail, if available
  • Pay attention to the floor indications, and be prepared to exit at your destination
  • If the doors do not open when the elevator stops, first push the DOOR OPEN button.  If doors still don’t open, ring the ALARM BUTTON, and/or use the telephone or intercom.  Wait until qualified people can assist you.

Elevator Rules:

  • Watch your step
  • Leave closing doors alone
  • If doors don’t open, ring alarm button and wait
  • Never try to leave a stalled car
  • If there is a fire in the building, use the stairs