Depending on your destination and your physical ability, sometimes your only option for transportation is an elevator. Whether it is in your office building or your apartment complex, you should be safe in an elevator at all times. The last thing you want is the door closing on your hand or something causing you to trip as you leave the car. There are a few simple ways to be safe in any elevator you choose to ride.
When Waiting and Entering The Elevator
You need to stay safe even when you are not in an elevator. When the elevator arrives, you should wait for everyone to leave before entering. If the elevator is full, then wait for the next one or take the stairs. Do not try to squeeze into a fully packed elevator and avoid stopping an elevator with your arm or an item of any kind. If there is a fire in your building, then take the stairs to exit the building safely.
Riding and Exiting
Once you get into the elevator, press the button for your specific destination and then move to the back of the car. You should hold all children and pets firmly, and make sure all your belongings are away from the door. Pay attention to the floor indicators in your elevator and be prepared to exit. If the doors do not open automatically on a specific floor, then press the ‘“open doors” button. If that does not work, then press the alarm button and wait for assistance.
If The Elevator Stops Between Floors
It is critical that you stay calm if your elevator stops between floors, and use the alarm button to call for assistance immediately. If there is a phone or intercom in the elevator, listen to the professional’s direction and wait for them to arrive. You should not try to open the doors yourself or try to exit the elevator if the doors are open slightly. The last thing you want to do is injure yourself trying to get out.
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