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Riders dont have to be cautious Riders dont have to be cautious on escalators. Riders dont have to be cautious on escalators. on escalators. Escalators are six-ton moving machines and should be are six-ton moving machines Escalators treated as such. Pay the sameand Escalators are six-ton moving machines and attention treated as such. you would to should beto an escalator asPay the same a should be treated as such. Pay the same moving bus. attention to an escalator as you would to a attention to an escalator as you would to a moving bus. moving bus. The steps will flatten out and all the The steps will flatten out and all the people will slide down. The steps will flatten out and all the people will slide down. people will slide down. This is impossible. Each step is a full triangular structure consisting of tread and full This is impossible. Each step is arisertriangular This is impossible. Each step is a full triangular supported on a track tread and flatten structure consisting ofand cannotriser out. structure consisting of tread and riser supported on a track and cannot flatten out. supported on a track and cannot flatten out. Escalators move too fast. Escalators move too fast. Escalators move too fast. Escalators move at only 2 times normal walking speeds. The misconception is probably Escalators move at only 2 times normal Escalators move at only 2 times normal due to speeds. perception created probably walkingthe visualThe misconception iswhen you walking speeds. The misconception is probably are to the visual and everything else appears due standing still perception created when you due to the visual perception created when you to be moving. are standing still and everything else appears are standing still and everything else appears to be moving. to be moving. The steps fall into the basement and have to be restacked every basement The steps fall into the basement and have The steps fall into the morning. and have to be restacked every morning. to be restacked every morning. Escalator steps move on a continuous chain system. At the move on a continuous chain Escalator stepsend they rotate under and Escalator steps move on a continuous chain continue on the chain and reappear and system. At the end they rotate underat the system. At the end they rotate under and opposite end. continue on the chain and reappear at the continue on the chain and reappear at the opposite end. opposite end. Escalators can reach out and grab you. Escalators can reach out Escalators can reach out and grab you. and grab you. No part of an escalator can do this. Riders should of an escalator the do this. Riders No part keep away fromcan do this. Riders No part of an escalator can sides and hold handrails. Loose clothes, untied and hold should keep away from the sidesor long should keep away from the sides and hold shoelaces, high clothes, untied or long handrails. Looseheels, long hair, or long handrails. Loose clothes, untied long jewelry, etc. can get caught in long hair, long shoelaces, high heels, an escalator. jewelry, shoelaces, high heels, long hair, long jewelry, etc. can get caught in an escalator. etc. can get caught in an escalator. Escalators will stop and restart themselves. Escalators will stop and Escalators will stop and restart themselves. restart themselves. Escalators only stop if the STOP button is pushed, the overspeed the STOP button is Escalators only stop if safety switch is tripped, Escalators only stop if the STOP button is or an obstruction is encountered. Once pushed, the overspeed safety switch is tripped, pushed, the overspeed safety switch is tripped, stopped, escalators can only be Once or an obstruction is encountered.restarted by or an obstruction is encountered. Once a trained professional. stopped, escalators can only be restarted by stopped, escalators can only be restarted by a trained professional. a trained professional. If an escalator is standing still, it is just a an of stairs. If an escalator is standing still, it is just If set escalator is standing still, it is just a set of stairs. a set of stairs. Not at all! Escalator steps are not the correct height for Escalator steps are should correct Not at all! Escalator steps and not the correct Not at all! normal walking are not the not be used for normal walking risk should not be heightin that manner. The and should not and height for normal walking and of tripping be falling is greatly increased. used in that manner. The risk of tripping and used in that manner. The risk of tripping and falling is greatly increased. falling is greatly increased.

Elevators are held up by only one rope that can break. Elevators are held up by only one rope that Elevators are held up by only one rope that can break. can break. Elevators are supported by multiple steel cables. Each supported by multiple steel Elevators are cable alone can support a fully Elevators are supported by multiple steel loaded Each cables. car. cable alone can support a fully cables. Each cable alone can support a fully loaded car. loaded car. An overcrowded elevator will fall. An overcrowded elevator will fall. An overcrowded elevator will fall. This will not happen. An overloaded elevator will will not happen. An doors will stay open Thisusually not move. Theoverloaded elevator This will not happen. An overloaded elevator and a buzzer move. The doors will stay open will usually not may ring until enough people will usually not move. The doors will stay open get a the elevator to until enough people and offbuzzer may ringreduce weight. and a buzzer may ring until enough people get off the elevator to reduce weight. get off the elevator to reduce weight. Some people believe they have been in an elevator when the elevator car been in an Some people believe they havefell several Some people believe they have been in an floors and then "caught itself." elevator when the elevator car fell several elevator when the elevator car fell several floors and then "caught itself." floors and then "caught itself." This cannot happen due to "safeties" on elevator cars. Elevator experts believe people This cannot happen due to "safeties" on This cannot happen due to "safeties" on may think this Elevator experts believe people elevator cars. Elevator experts believe 1) rode elevator cars. happened because they people an elevator going in a different direction rode may think this happened because they 1) than may think this happened because they 1) rode expected, or 2) saw a different floor indicator an elevator going in the elevatordirection than an elevator going in a different direction than lights flash by saw the elevator floor indicator expected, or 2)quickly, which gave the visual expected, or 2) saw the elevator floor indicator impression of quickly, lights flash by quickly, which gave the visual lights flash by falling. which gave the visual impression of falling. impression of falling. The hall doors can open when an elevator is not can open when an The hall doors can open when an The hall doors there. elevator is not there. elevator is not there. The elevator car controls whether the hall doors open. the car is not at the the hall The elevatorIfcar controls whetherlanding, the The elevator car controls whether the hall hall doors cant open because their opening doors open. If the car is not at the landing, the doors open. If the car is not at the landing, the can only be triggered by the arriving car hall doors cant open because their opening hall doors cant open because their opening engaging an unlocking device after the elevator can only be triggered by the arriving car can only be triggered by the arriving car has stopped at the landing. engaging an unlocking device after the elevator engaging an unlocking device after the elevator has stopped at the landing. has stopped at the landing. If an elevator is stuck between floors, riders are elevator of falling and should try to exit. If anin danger is stuck between floors, riders If an elevator is stuck between floors, riders are in danger of falling and should try to exit. are in danger of falling and should try to exit. Absolutely not! Leaving the car on your own could result in injury. The safest on your own Absolutely not! Leaving the car place is inside Absolutely not! Leaving the car on your own the car. Ring injury. The safest place is could result in the alarm and/or use the inside could result in injury. The safest place is inside telephone or the alarm and/or use the the car. Ringintercom, and wait for help. Leave the car. Ring the alarm and/or use the the car only intercom, and wait of help. Leave telephone or with the assistance for professional telephone or intercom, and wait for help. Leave rescuers. the car only with the assistance of professional the car only with the assistance of professional rescuers. rescuers. Pushing the hall call button repeatedly will make the elevator appear faster. Pushing the hall call button repeatedly will Pushing the hall call button repeatedly will make the elevator appear faster. make the elevator appear faster. The call is registered just once; repeated button-pushing wont just an elevator sooner. The call is registeredbring once; repeated The call is registered just once; repeated button-pushing wont bring an elevator sooner. button-pushing wont bring an elevator sooner. Pushing the DOOR CLOSE button closes the doors faster. Pushing the DOOR CLOSE button closes the Pushing the DOOR CLOSE button closes the doors faster. doors faster. This may cause the doors to close sooner, but not at a faster speed. However, if a buzzer sounds, This may cause the doors to close sooner, but This may cause the doors to close sooner, but the doors may close sooner, if is important not at a faster speed. However, soaitbuzzer sounds, not at a faster speed. However, if a buzzer sounds, to get out may doorway as quickly important the doors of theclose sooner, so it isas possible. the doors may close sooner, so it is important to get out of the doorway as quickly as possible. to get out of the doorway as quickly as possible.

This brochure provides a general overview on how brochure provides a general overview on This brochure provides a general overview and This to ride safely on elevators, escalators on moving walks. To on elevators, escalators and how to ride safely on elevators, escalators and how to ride safely reproduce this brochure or get more information reproduce this contact the moving walks. To on this subject, brochure or get moving walks. To reproduce this brochure or get company listed below, or the Elevator Escalator more information on this subject, contact the more information on this subject, contact the Section Safety Foundation. company listed below, or the ElevatorEscalator company listed below, or the Elevator Escalator Elevator Safety Foundation. Safety Foundation.

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This brochure provides a general overview on how to ride safely on elevators, escalators and moving walks. To reproduce this brochure or get more information on this subject, contact the Department of Labor and Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation Industries or the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation. Elevator Escalatorrider safety education Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation The resource for Safety Foundation The resource for rider safety education The resource for Safety Foundation Elevator Escalator rider safety education

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Escalator and Moving Walk Safety Tips
When entering escalators and moving walks:

Elevator Safety Tips
When approaching elevators:

Elevator Rules
Watch your step. Leave closing doors alone. If doors don't open, ring alarm button and wait. Never try to leave a stalled car. If there is a fire in the building, use the stairs.

On escalators, watch the direction of the moving

Know your destination. Push the elevator call
button once for the direction you want to go. car's arrival.

Dont use an inoperative escalator as a stairway. Dont use an escalator to transport freight. If you are uncomfortable boarding or riding an
escalator, use the elevator instead. When riding escalators and moving walks:

steps and only enter when steps are going in the proper direction. Step on and off with caution. Take extra care if you are wearing bifocals. Hold children or small packages firmly in one hand. Grasp the handrail as you step promptly onto the moving step or walkway. Keep loose clothing clear of steps and sides.

Look or listen for the signal announcing your Stand aside for exiting passengers. If the arriving elevator is full, wait for the Dont try to stop closing doors. Wait for the Take the stairs if there is a fire or other
next elevator situation that could lead to a disruption in electrical service. next car.

When entering and exiting elevators:

Enter and exit carefully. Once on board, quickly press the button for

On escalators, stand in center of step and On moving walks, stationary passengers should
stay to the right and let those walking pass on the left. Keep feet away from sides. face forward.

your floor, and move to the back of the car to make room for other passengers. Hold children and pets firmly.

Stand clear of the doors ­ keep clothes and Push and hold the DOOR OPEN button if doors
need to be held open, or ask someone to push the button for you. Passengers nearest the doors should move first. When riding elevators: carry-ons away from the opening.

Keep a steady grip on the handrail. Dont rest your handbag or parcels on
the handrail. Dont window-shop while riding. Never ride barefoot. Dont run. Never sit on the escalator step or moving walk. Parents should make sure children ride in a proper manner.

Dont lean against or over the sides.

Stand next to the elevator wall. Hold the handrail, if available. Pay attention to the floor indications, and be

When exiting escalators and moving walks:

Escalator and Moving W Walk Rules
Step on and off carefully . People only ­ no strollers or carts on escalators. Hold the handrail. Take care of younger children. Dont touch the sides below the handrail. Stand facing forward. No loose clothing.

If the doors do not open when the elevator

prepared to exit at your destination.

Step off promptly. Dont hesitate. Immediately move clear of the

stops, first push the DOOR OPEN button. If doors still dont open, ring the ALARM button, and/or use the telephone or intercom. Wait until qualified people can assist you.

exit area­don't stop to talk or look around. Other passengers may be behind you.