Elevators have always left general populace with some questions
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Will a person suffocate if trapped in an elevator?
Elevators are built with slots, openings, and fans that allow for
air exchange between the elevator and the elevator shaft. As long
as there is nothing that obstructs airflow in the elevator shaft,
elevator users will always have sufficient air.
If someone is stuck in an elevator how do he get help?
Most modern elevators have a phone or an intercom device built into
or below the button station in the elevator. If you are trapped
in an elevator, use this system. Some older elevators only have
an alarm bell to indicate a problem. If this is the case in your
building, make sure the emergency alarm system is operational before
you use the elevator.
What happens if there is a power failure while riding an elevator
There are several possibilities. If there is no type of emergency
power supply, then you would be trapped in the elevator until such
time that the power was restored or an elevator mechanic assisted
you to exit. Many larger buildings and complexes have emergency
power generators, which will operate one or more elevators during
a power failure. Sometimes the emergency power can be switched from
one elevator to another to sequentially operate all elevators until
all trapped passengers can escape.
Will the elevator lights go out in a power failure?
must be equipped with some means of illuminating the car during
a power failure. As a minimum, a low intensity battery operated
light will come on and must cast light towards the car operating
panel. In this manner, the passengers can see to operate the emergency
phone, intercom or ring the alarm bell. A preferred solution where
emergency generators exist in the building is to make sure that
the elevator lights are part of the emergency power system so that
full illumination is available during a power failure.