As part of the ‘BE SAFE NOT SORRY’ series, we are sharing another video for a kind safety reminder to all using the elevators or escalators while wearing loose clothing such as Abayas, Kaftans, Sheilas and scarfs.
We often see women in the shopping malls hesitant to lift and wrap their garments when using the Mall Escalators but they and we should not hesitate, it is very important to pay attention to this safety point as we have seen so many cases of regret on the internet where there have been horrific incidents because of this reason.
Please watch the video and share with your family and friends!
Strollers, wheel chairs and walking aides: In addition, if a child is in a stroller or elderly person is using a walker or similar aide, it’s best to use the elevator as these items create a potential for a rider to lose balance and injure themselves or others. Instead, head to the elevators if you’re traveling with wheels or even if you’re carrying something and can’t hold the handrail.
There are thousands of escalators in the U.A.E that transport billions of passengers per year. We rely on these machines every day to get us from place to place, which unfortunately makes many of us take them for granted. At Atlas Elevators, passenger safety is our number one concern, however, not even scheduled maintenance and best practices can prevent injuries caused by equipment misuse.
As the holiday season approaches, escalators will see a surge in traffic as people flock to malls and department stores for holiday season shopping and end of season sales, as well as the millions that will head to airports. Escalators enable large amounts of people to move from place to place quickly. It’s important to remember that these machines require you to be attentive while riding, and avoid situations that put you and other riders at risk.
To raise awareness of potential safety risks, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), the elevator and escalator code authority of Ontario, Canada, has produced a set of public safety videos demonstrating activities that increase the risk of injury on an escalator. We find these videos a good reminder, and warning, of the increased dangers of equipment misuse during the holiday shopping madness.
Children can often mistake an escalator as a fun ride and easily put themselves in harm’s way. Parents need to keep a watchful eye on children on an escalator. Something as innocuous as a dropped toy can result in an injury if a child were to reach down to the comb plate.