Using Elevators have always left general populace with some questions and myths. This section tries to answer a few of these myths. Please contact us if you have more questions related to Elevators. Send us an e-mail here

Question: Will a person suffocate if trapped in an elevator?

Answer: 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.

Question: If someone is stuck in an elevator how do he get help?

Answer: 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.

Question: What happens if there is a power failure while riding an elevator ?

Answer: 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.

Question: Will the elevator lights go out in a power failure?

Answer:Elevators 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.