Using elevators & escalators

What needs to be considered, how do you behave properly, ...


Elevator tips

  • Watch your step – the elevator car may not be perfectly level with the floor.
  • Stand clear of the doors – keep clothes and carry-ons away from the opening.
  • Hold children and pets firmly.
  • Passengers nearest to the doors should move first when the car arrives.
  • Push and hold the DOOR OPEN button if doors need to be held open, or ask someone to push the button for you.
  • Never try to stop a closing door, wait for the next car.
  • Pay attention to the floor indications.
  • If the doors do not open when the elevator stops, push the DOOR OPEN button.

In the event of an elevator emergency

  • If the elevator should ever stop between floors, do not panic. There is plenty of air in the elevator.
  • Never climb out of a stalled elevator.
  • Use the ALARM or HELP button, the telephone or the intercom to call for assistance.
  • Above all, wait for qualified help to arrive and never try to leave an elevator that has not stopped normally.
  • Emergency lighting will come on in the event of a power failure.

Escalator tips

  • Face forward and keep firm grip on the handrail. Stand clear of the sides of the escalator.
  • Always hold children's hands on escalator and do not permit children to sit or play on the steps.
  • Take extra precaution to avoid the sides of the escalator and the gap between steps when wearing flip-flops, sandals or other soft rubbery shoes.
  • Do not take wheelchairs, electric scooters, strollers, hand carts, luggage carts or similar items on the escalators.
  • Never stop, stand or play at an escalator landing.
  • Do not go in the opposite direction of the escalator.
  • Do not lean against or reach over the sides of the escalator.
  • Don not climb onto or ride the handrail.
  • Use the emergency stop button if needed. The buttons are usually located at the entrances and exits of escalator.
  • Keep long clothing and umbrellas clear of steps and sides.

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Zugerstrasse 13
6030 Ebikon
Switzerland
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