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Elevator and Escalator Safety

Elevator Safety Tips

     
  • Enter and exit carefully. Watch your step.
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  • Hold children by the hand.
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  • Stand clear of the doors; keep clothing and carry-ons away from the opening.
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  • Stand aside for exiting passengers.
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  • Don't try to stop a closing door with your hands, feet, etc. Wait for the next elevator.
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  • Give priority to seniors and people with disabilities.
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  • If the elevator is full, wait for the next car.

Escalator Safety Tips

Enjoy the convenience of escalators but treat them with respect.

        
  • Stand facing forward and hold handrail.
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  • Do not run on an escalator.
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  • Hold children by the hand. Don't allow children to sit or play on the escalator.
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  • If your child is in a stroller, do not use an escalator. Use the elevator instead.
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  • Hold on to the handrail to keep your balance. Never ride on the handrail.
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  • Stand upright. Don't lean on the side of the escalator or sit on the stairs.
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  • Stay clear of moving parts. Keep your hands, feet, and clothing clear of the side panels of the escalator. Make sure you have  no dangling clothing or loose shoelaces that could become caught in moving  parts of the escalator.
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  • Pick up your feet and step carefully on or off  the escalator. Step over the combplate (located at the bottom and top of each escalator).
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  • Exit promptly from the escalator. Never stop, stand or play at an escalator landing as this can cause a dangerous pileup.