Monthly Archives: May 2015

Steps to Take If Your Elevator Breaks Down

Sometimes, despite trying to keep up on maintenance, one or more of the elevators in your building may break down. This is certainly frustrating, but don’t panic. Nobody is in danger, even if there are people stuck in the elevator. No matter the situation, stay calm, call the authorities, and stay in communication with anyone stuck in the elevator.
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Liberty Elevator’s Role in the Elevator Inspection Process

Elevator inspections are mandated by state and local regulations. Inspections are coordinated with the agency under jurisdiction and the elevator company on an annual basis. Semi-annual inspections are conducted solely by the inspector. Traction elevators require CAT 5, full load weight testing every five years, which is conducted by a team and the inspector.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Elevator Safety

1.Elevator Hatches Are Always Bolted Shut

We’ve all seen it: the hero of the action movie gets stuck in an elevator and escapes through the elevator hatch to either safety or to fight off the bad guys. This makes for a nice action sequence, but elevator hatches are always bolted shut. This hatch is meant to be accessed from on top of the car by trained emergency personnel only. Rescue crews are trained in extracting trapped passengers in a safe manner. The safest place in the event of a problem is inside the elevator. Continue reading Five Things You Didn’t Know about Elevator Safety

3 Reasons Why Elevator Modernization is Important

Elevator modernization helps keep older elevator equipment functioning properly. A well maintained elevator has a typical lifespan of more than 25 years!

Modernization of Elevator Equipment

Elevator equipment should be updated for three reasons: safety, performance, and efficiency. See below for more information about each:

Safety:

Over time, elevator equipment will become outdated and won’t meet current codes and safety standards. Modernization will update the necessary components and ensure that your elevator is up to code and safe for use. Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Elevator Modernization is Important