D&D Elevator on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 12:00:00 am
When people are riding an elevator, and it lurches to a stop between floors, often the initial gut response is to panic – especially among those who are claustrophobic – and what to do to most quickly to get out. Publicly-available accounts and data show that escape attempts can result in severe injury, sometimes fatal; for example, during a recent year, New York City’s Department of Buildings reported that 51 people were injured and five died when trapped riders tried to save themselves.
Municipal governments are undertaking campaigns to educate the riding public to the proper procedures during entrapment, such as New York City’s “Stay Safe - Stay Put” public awareness campaign – using broadcast ads, print ads, bus shelter messages and a public service video – to encourage riders to remain in stalled cars and wait for help,
As a service to building owners and managers, and other D&D Elevator Maintenance customers, D&D has prepared a comprehensive Safety Guide for Entrapped Passengers, which may be viewed online here and printed as a hard copy for provision to superintendents, co-op/condo boards, etc., for their review and appropriate distribution to tenants.
Download Elevator Safety Guide - 50 kb pdf