Being trapped in a lift isn’t uncommon. It happens to almost everyone, but the best thing to do in these situations is to remain calm. We understand that this might be easier said than done, but it is the best thing that anyone can do, plus you won’t feel like you’ve been there an entire lifetime.

Now, if you are ever trapped in a lift, please press the emergency call button and you’ll be directed through to Elevators Ltd or the relevant lift company in London. A member of our team will be on the phone to you and they can stay on the phone for as long as you want. You can have a conversation about anything you want! We’ll track where you are and our lift engineers in London will be on the way to you as quickly as possible. But whatever you do, please do not attempt to do what we’re about to tell you. Just think of Final Destination 2…

We’ll keep this short, as this next story goes straight through us, but we feel that it is important that you do not under any circumstance try this. Over in Malaysia an 11 year old boy and his friends caught the lift to go to up the apartments that they live in. However, the lift got stuck and stopped moving. Now, we understand that children are dare devils at that age, but this wasn’t so clever. The young boy saw a gap in the elevator and tried to get through it, but the lift began to move. We won’t tell you the rest of what happened; we’re sure that you can finish this one off.

Not all trapped lift stories have an unfortunate ending. This next story literally brings in new joy to the world! One lady recently gave birth to a baby in a trapped lift, but she was in safe hands with paramedics and partner. They were stuck in the lift for 20 minutes and although it’s probably one of the worst circumstances for a heavily pregnant lady, there was a happy ending. The baby was named Ella after the lift.

So there you have it. Two stories, two different endings. It may sound like common sense to you, but if you are ever trapped in a lift, please just press the emergency button.

For more information on what to do when you’re stuck in a lift or about Elevators Ltd lift services in London, just call us on 020 3432  9579 or send us an email to

Now don’t do anything stupid next time you’re in stuck in a lift! You’ll only have to face our lift engineers if you do!