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Use of Lifts Increasingly Important in Evacuations from Buildings

By Elevator World | October 1, 2017

New European standard prEN 81-76 is in development to address the issue. The use of lifts in the evacuation of persons is getting increasing attention. Whereas the motto used to be, “In case of fire do not use elevators use stairs,” realization that the lift is critical in an evacuation, particularly where elderly and disabled…

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Beware of Little Hands Getting Trapped in Glass Lift Doors

By Elevator World | July 1, 2017

Children “look” with their hands, when doors may open suddenly. In recent years, Liftinstituut received accident reports of children getting trapped in glass lift doors as their little hands were dragged along by the slip-resistant glass. The number of accidents reported to Liftinstituut is not indicative of reality, in which the figure is much higher.…

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EESF’s Safe T Riders Program Relaunches

By Kaija Wilkinson | November 1, 2016

Superhero characters, digital focus aim to better educate children about elevator and escalator safety. In August, the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) relaunched its Safe T Riders program for children, and the Foundation is hopeful an effort that, prior to the relaunch, reached more than 500,000 children in the U.S. and Canada annually, will only…

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Escalator Safety for Owners: New Responsibilities

By Elevator World | May 1, 2016

Outlining the rationale and steps for mandatory daily startup procedures Injuries occur about 15 times more frequently on escalators than elevators. About 10,000 escalator-related injuries per year result in emergency-room treatment in the U.S. Most of these accidents can be avoided if safety issues are addressed. People who use escalators generally do not recognize the…

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Report Released on Use of Lifts for Evacuation from High Rises

By reprinted from Liftinstituut Magazine | May 1, 2014

Evacuation time is almost always shorter, and chance of survival is almost always greater, making the practice necessary. reprinted from Liftinstituut Magazine The English translation of the impressive “Background Report: Evacuation of High-Rise Buildings with Lifts and Stairs” by J. Wijnia (Peutz), J. Wit (Deerns) and R. NoordermeerDeerns is now available at website: www.liftinstituut.com/images/pdf/backgroundreport.pdf. Commissioned…

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Greater Ramifications for Elevator Violations

By Elevator World | May 1, 2013

An elevator maintenance contractor that operates in Ontario, Canada, was recently convicted of three counts related to elevator safety violations and fined CAD$400,000 (US$389,124) by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto. In January 2006, an elevator in a building in Toronto dropped several stories, resulting in serious, non-life-threatening injuries to five elevator passengers. Following…

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Teachers Endorse Safe-T Rider Program

By Elevator World | April 1, 2013

The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation conducted a survey and focus group on its Safe-T Rider program, and results show an overall positive perception. Since 1991, the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) has reached nearly eight million children through its various educational programs designed to promote the safe and proper use of elevators, escalators and moving…

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Innovation in Elevator Safety Management in South China

By Elevator World | November 1, 2012

Statistics, maintenance, inspection and liability insurance in South China are covered. South China’s Guangdong province stands out among other Chinese provinces and municipalities by having the greatest numbers of elevators in use. By the end of 2011, as many as 359,300 elevators, which is one-sixth of the total in mainland China, were recorded in operation.…

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Reducing Complexity for Better Safety: Compliance, Platform and Benefits

By Elevator World | September 1, 2012

Electronic workflow and data-management tools simplify safety-code compliance. A common electronic workflow and data-management platform can improve and simplify operations, while ensuring safety-code compliance. The elevator industry revolves around safety. Property owners, elevator companies and third-party firms have aligned their businesses with national safety standards implemented by governmental authorities within their various jurisdictions. Complying with…

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Elevator Door Safety and Accident Prevention

By Elevator World | February 1, 2012

An announcement by the National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII) to reaffirm building owners and the riding public of the measures the industry undertakes to provide quality safety standards submitted by NEII® The following announcement was recently received from NEII. . . . Editor In light of recent tragic and highly publicized accidents that have occurred…

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