Lift Safety: Safety measures for safe and hassle free use of elevator:
To call an Elevator, press a button provided on the landing. Do not attempt to open landing door/gate, until the Elevator is present at the landing.
Press only appropriate button to reach desired floor. Open Cabin door, only when elevator is at rest. Do not press buttons of last floors (Top or Ground) and try to stop, the elevator, by either opening cabin door or by pressing stop button.
If the elevator gets trapped between floors, do no panic. Use the alarm button. The Liftman/Watchman, who knows how to bring the elevator to a landing, will come to your rescue.
Do not allow children to use elevator alone. It is a dangerous to allow children to operate the elevator themselves.
Ensure that the elevator pit, shaft and machine room are maintained in a clean and dry condition. Any water accumulation or seepage, particularly in the elevator pit and near the controller in the machine room is dangerous.
Entering elevator pit and machine room is highly dangerous. No person other than our qualified technicians should attempt this.
Please do not attempt to use the elevator when it is under maintenance.
Should the elevator move without having pressed any button, do not panic. Stay in until the elevator is leveled opposite landing, open the car gate, wait to make sure that the elevator is not starting again, then open the landing gate & step out.
Close car and landing door/gates gently but firmly. Ensure that you do so, only by means of handles provided on the doors/gates.
Please ensure that the light is always ‘ON’. (Immediately replace the bulbs and tubes when fused) Switch off the fan when not required.
In case elevator does not work, ensure that the car gate and all landing gates/doors are properly closed. If the elevator still does not work, check and restart the machine room main starter, if it has tripped, please press the green button. Do not tamper with any other equipment. It is dangerous to do so.
Use all buttons gently, Car and Landing.
While washing the staircase, make sure to keep the elevator on top floor to prevent water falling on electrical mechanism on top of the elevator car.
As a “Safety First” measure never stand with part of your body inside and a part projecting outside when elevator is at a landing. Be either wholly inside or wholly outside the elevator.
Apron: Smooth vertical part extending downwards from the sill of the landing or car entrance
Balancing weight: Mass, this saves energy by balancing all, or part of the mass of the car.
Buffer: A resilient stop at the end of travel, and comprising a means of braking using fluids or springs (or other similar means).
Car: A part of the lift, which carries the passengers and/or other loads.
Clamping device: A mechanical device which when activated stops the car in downward motion and maintains it stationary at any point of the travel to limit the extent of creep.
Direct acting lift: Hydraulic lift where the ram or cylinder is directly attached to the car or its sling.
Down direction valve: Electrically controlled valve in a hydraulic circuit for controlling the descent of the car.
Electrical anti-creep system: A combination of precautions against the danger of creeping.
Electric safety chain: The total of the electric safety devices connected in series.
Full load pressure: Static pressure exerted on the piping directly connected to the jack, the car with the rated load being at rest at the highest landing level.
Goods passenger lift: A lift mainly intended for the transport of goods.