No building accessory is used as frequently as an elevator. At home or work, we can’t imagine a day without it. Interestingly, like your health, it also deserves care and maintenance from time to time. It’s better to give it a preventive care than waiting for an emergency to act upon.
Premier Elevator Cabs, the leading elevator interior design and engineering company in Maryland, brings to you 5 Safety
Recommendations for Elevators
Keep alarm button or emergency contact button functional
Getting stuck inside an elevator is one of the most uncomfortable situations. The results could be catastrophic if the passenger inside is a child, patient or an elderly. The alarm system also avoids overweight conditions, which is important for the smooth functioning of the machine. Never ignore any functionality issues with the alarm and emergency contact buttons.
Keep automatic rescue device (ARD) in a sound condition
An automatic rescue device (ARD) moves the elevator to the next available floor, opens the doors and releases the passengers safely in the event of a power outage. After the cab arrives at the floor and the door is opened, the elevator will remain shut down until the resumption of normal power. Power interruption or outages are unpredictable things. Most of the responsible elevator service company do not cover the replacement of this component in their regular AMC service. Irrespective of the AMC plan you go for, make sure that the heath of ARD system is never ignored.
Safeguard Machine Room
The machine room houses the machinery and electrical controls that make the elevator works. In traction elevator, the room is above the hoistway that is served by the equipment. This is often on a rooftop of a building or two storeys above the highest storey that the elevator serves. It’s important to keep the machine room free of moisture, water or dust. The job is performed by the elevator engineer how comes on a routine checkup of the elevator every month.
Fix slow or interrupted movement of cabs
If you encounter any obstructions in the movement of your elevator cab between floors or experience a slow movement, inform it to your elevator company. Such issues erupt due to the wear and tear caused to hoistway components, including traveling cable and gear sheaves. Keeping safety in mind, it’s important to get damaged elements replaced with new. Routine lubrication also helps you avoid such elevator performance and safety issues.
Ensure safety of electric panel or controller unit
Most of the elevator related building fire issues happen due to the use of substandard electric panel or controller system. Except the elevator motor, which runs on a3-phase power supply, all other components use single-phase power supply, and it’s the role of the controller to ensure right voltage or current supply to each of the components.
For the safety of elevator, building, and occupants, it’s important you adhere to the safety recommendations mentioned above. If you need any suggestion on addressing any of the concerns related to the equipment, feel free to contact us anytime.