Although the modern elevator is said to be safer than a car, many people are still afraid of putting their ‘life on the line’ in order to use one. After all, over exaggeration in films has left many worried about the likelihood of a free-fall and those with claustrophobia or cleithrophobia are scared of what could happen rather than what is more likely to happen. Luckily, the team here at Elevators Ltd are on the case! Read on as we go through some of the best safety features implemented into each and every elevator…
Designed and implemented by a man named Elisha Graces Otis, the safety break in the most reliable feature in any elevator. It works by clamping down on the pulley systems used in order to prevent the cab from moving in the event of a mechanical malfunction and means that free-falling inside an elevator shaft is extremely unlike despite what the movies would have one believe.
Since an elevator shaft is extremely dangerous, many elevators are fitted with two sets of doors: one for the shaft doorway and one for the cab doorway. This means that passengers will not be at risk of falling when the cab is travelling between the different floors. In fact, these doors are also fitted with sensors too, which means that they will sense when people are walking from the floor to the cab (or vice versa) in order to prevent closing doors causing serious injuries to adults or children.
Traction elevators work by utilising a pulley system and a counterweight in order to balance out the overall weight of the cab and allow it to move between the different floors of a building. These pulleys are fitted with 8-12 high-quality steel cables that are so strong that just one could do the job itself. With this said, an average cab is fitted with at least 8-12 in order to reinforce its strength and reassure passengers.
Here at Elevators Ltd, we pride ourselves on the attention to detail we provide the mechanics in each and every one of our lifts. After all, safety plays a big role in our manufacturing process and that is why we ensure that our team knows the ins and outs of each and every elevator related safety regulation. To find out more about the safety of elevators, get in contact with the best lift company on the market and speak to a member of the Elevators Ltd team today!