How To Create A More Accessible Elevator
Millions of people use elevators each day. Your elevator is a crucial commonplace to those who cannot use stairs. It is important to ensure that your elevator is accessible. At Action Elevator, we understand the importance of accessibility and safety.
Follow All Safety Codes
Your elevator should have kid-friendly and disabled-friendly options. Be careful of the small gap between the elevator’s doors. Small kids can become trapped if they step into the space when the elevator moves. If you haven’t had your elevator updated since before 2016, your elevator could have one of these gaps.
Use Gates and Interlocks
Interlocks prevent the door from opening when it is not stationed at the landing. On the other hand, Gates can be attached to the cab of the elevator to move with the cab. The gate keeps children safe within the cabin.
All elevators should have handrails for passengers. Some people will need the handrail to hold themselves up while in the cabin. Likewise, you should always consider accessibility options to make it easier for passengers with disabilities to ride.
Backup Power and Lighting
Your guests should always know where they are going. The elevator should have adequate lighting to ensure that nobody falls or trips. Likewise, you should have backup power. If you have any loss of power, your elevator needs to be able to continue its motion. Most modernized elevators have backup power.
When it comes to the guests and staff within your building, you need to consider kids and those with disabilities. People can become injured when you don’t consider accessibility and safety. At Action Elevator, we understand the importance of keeping your passengers safe at all times. Contact us today at (410)-774-4573 to find out which features could create a safer ride.