It is safe to say that the British public have mastered the art of queuing, however it is just as important that we apply similar rules to other public places. After all, etiquette is the customary code of polite behaviour and it is just as necessary in elevators as it is around the dining table. Read on as the team here at Elevators Ltd go over three reasons why elevator etiquette is so important…


Although the average passenger elevator has a weight capacity of around 2500lbs, it is important that a cab is not pushed beyond its limits. After all, exceeding the weight capacity on a regular basis can put the components at risk and cause them to deteriorate at a much faster speed. As a result, it is important to practice etiquette and not step inside an already overcrowded elevator as this can lead to a safety hazard in the future.


There are many different reasons why etiquette exists, however the most common is often down to respect. After all, taking a phone call in a crowded lift or refusing to hold the door so that other people may take the same cab can come across as impolite and may lead to some awkward interactions in the future, particularly if the elevator in question is shared with colleagues or neighbours.


There are certain unspoken rules that people often learn to implement when they use an elevator, such as asking other passengers who are on the other side of the cab which floor that they intend to get off at so that the button can be pressed. Whilst this may also be seen as a form of respect, it is etiquette that allows a cab to run as efficiently as possible too. After all, if every single person had to press the button in a lift themselves then each journey would be significantly longer than necessary.

Here at Elevators Ltd, we may specialise in the mechanical aspects of elevators and work hard in order to ensure that they run as smoothly as possible, however that doesn’t mean that we don’t recognise the importance of etiquette. After all, overloading a cabin can actually have an adverse effect on the counterweight technology inside. To find out more information, get in contact with the best lift company on the market and speak to a member of the Elevators Ltd team today!