Now the summer has arrived it means that we will all spend more time out and about. Whether being indoors Home Lift
fujihd.net or attending functions, shopping centres or buildings people will be visiting places where they will eventually be using elevators and escalators.
The Elevator and Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) and the National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII) have released a set of rules and tips to encourage people to be safe and careful when using the facilities and also to make the owners of the building and equipment aware of the safety precautions also when using their passenger and goods lifts.
"Escalators are an extremely safe form of transportation," says executive director and spokesperson for EESF Barbara Allen. "They transport more than 300 million people in North America daily. However, it's always important to follow simple safety guidelines and adults, especially, should supervise and set a good example for their children."
Here are a few tips to staying safe when riding on escalators:
When boarding an escalator:
* Take note of the direction that the steps are moving and make sure that you get on and off with care
* Make sure that you are careful if when wearing bifocals of glasses as they may give a false image of where the step is.
* Secure children firmly by either holding their arm or their hand.
* Secure small packages securely in one hand, and make sure you always keep one hand free to keep hold of the handrail
* make sure to hold the handrail immediately as soon as you board the escalator
* do not board the escalator going in the opposite direction
* Refrain from taking electric scooters, buggies, luggage carts or bicycles onto the moving steps
* Keep loose clothing clear of steps and sides.
* Be sure not to wear open toed shoes, shoes made of rubbery materials or sandals
* Keep well clear of the sides of the escalator at all times
* Face to the front at all times and make sure you pay attention to what is happening
* Make sure you take note of whether your hand is moving further ahead of the steps
* Do not put any items or parcels on the handrail or up against the edges of the steps
* Do not ride or climb onto the handrail
* Do not let children sit on steps or stand too close to sides.
* If little children cannot reach the handrail, instead keep them in the centre of the Escalator Company
and hold onto them