It is safe to say that getting stuck in an elevator is nobody’s idea of fun. After all, it can be incredibly panic inducing if you don’t know what to do. Luckily, the Elevators Ltd team are on hand to help ensure that every member of the public understands what to do, and how to react, if they ever find themselves the victim of an elevator breakdown. Read on to find out more…

Stay Calm

The first thing you should do once you realise the doors won’t open is to take a deep breath and remember not to panic. After all, erratic breathing can result in a panic attack in a matter of minutes. Thankfully, the air supply in a cab is unlimited regardless of how much the movie industry likes to suggest otherwise and this means that you will be incredibly safe inside a stationary cab as long as you stay calm.

Alert Button

On the panel that allows you to select your required floor number, there is often an alert button that will set off an alarm in order to tell people that are passing that the elevator is out of service. Usually, this is a high-pitched ringing noise that is hard to miss, which means that the emergency protocol is often activated shorty after people realise that you are stuck inside the cab.

Call for Help

If the above action does not work because the building is relatively quiet, then there is often a phone number inside the elevator for the front desk of the building and another number for the company who installed the cab. After all, there is nobody who is more qualified to carry out an elevator rescue than an engineer!

Although many people are afraid of using an elevator due to the fear of falling, they are actually much safer than people realise. In fact, every cab is fitted with an emergency break system in order to halt a free-falling cab, even though the chance of this happening is very slim, and they are held in place by 8-12 strong steel cables. With this said, knowing how to react should you get stuck in a lift is very important. To find out more information, get in contact with the best lift company around and speak to a member of the Elevators Ltd team today!