The elevator has a bad reputation for being a risky ride. After all, why would we place our lives in the hands of an automatic mechanical box that is held in place with nothing more than steel chords? Here at Elevators Ltd, we want to help our readers realise how reliable and safe an elevator really is. With statistics stating that 26 people are involved in a fatal elevator accident every year, we are going to go through three things that are more dangerous…

Cars

With hundreds of thousands of motor vehicles on the road every day, it isn’t surprising to find out that driving is an incredibly dangerous activity that has been deemed safe by the norms of society. After all, very few people know that 1 in 20 drivers will be involved in a serious accident during their lifetime or that 1,793 people died in a road traffic accident in 2017 in Great Britain alone!

Rollercoasters

Although they are much safer than they were 20 years ago, rollercoasters always come with a risk. After all, statistics may say that you have a 1 in 17 million chance of being fatally injured on a roller coaster but they also say that almost 4,500 children are injured every year, which is an average of 20 per day!

Natural Disasters

As a result of global warming, natural disasters like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, floods and wildfires are on the increase every single year. As a result, there is also an increase to the risk of life. After all, thousands of people are still living without power in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in 2017. In fact, over 1.35 million lives were claimed between 1994 and 2013 due to natural disasters, which is an average of 68,000 people per year!

There are many anxiety related disorders associated with using the elevator. For example, many people feel claustrophobic due to the fact that the cabs are a confined small box. Plus, individuals who suffer from agoraphobia, the fear of being trapped without a means of escape, can be triggered by the enclosed aspect of an elevator. With this said, by assessing the statistical danger of other everyday phenomenon’s and recognising the safety of an elevator, many people can overcome their fears. After all, you are far more likely to come across an elevator than a kangaroo yet the latter is statistically more likely to harm you! To find out more about elevator safety, get in contact with the best lift company around today!