ELEVATOR SAFETY TIPS

USE care when entering and exiting

WATCH for closing doors

DO NOT force goods and materials into the elevator car

DO NOT try to exit a "stuck" elevator

REMAIN calm and use the in-car emergency devices (telephone, alarm bell). Help Is On The Way

STOW away umbrellas, portfolios and especially your keys

IN CASE OF FIRE, USE THE STAIRS

It is very important to pay attention to the level of the floor when entering and exiting an elevator. On occasion, the hall floor may not be exactly even with the elevator floor. Paying attention will prevent passengers from tripping. Step over the gap.

Although many elevators doors are provided with protective edges designed to reopen when touched, they should be treated like any moving equipment. Contact should be avoided unless absolutely necessary. It is also important to enter and exit quickly. Press or ask another passenger to press the door open button (reversing the doors) to allow a slow mover the time to enter or exit. Stand clear, let the doors close and keep both yours and your children's hands and clothing away from the doors.

Elevators safely transport millions of people every day. YOU can increase the level of safety of elevator's by following these few simple rules.

• Don't overload an elevator.
• Don't try to leave a moving elevator.
• Don't try to force elevator doors open.
• Don't interfere with opening or closing doors.

WHEN YOU APPROACH THE ELEVATOR:

• Know your destination. Push the Up or Down button for the direction you want to go.
• Stand aside for exiting passengers.
• Wait for the next car if the elevator is full.
• Don't try to stop a closing door with anything including hands, feet or canes. Wait for the next elevator.

WHEN YOU ENTER AND LEAVE THE ELEVATOR:

• Enter and exit carefully. Watch your step.
• Hold children firmly.
• Stand clear of the doors - keep clothes and carry-ons away from the opening.
• Push and hold the Door Open button if doors need to be held open, or ask someone to push the Door Open button for you.

WHEN RIDING ON THE ELEVATOR:

• Stand back from the doors.
• Hold the handrail, if available.
• Pay attention to the floor indications.
• If the doors do not open when the elevator stops, push the Door Open button.
• If there is an emergency - use the provided phone or emergency device.
• Be considerate. Keep elevator clean for passenger comfort.

Elevators provide safe and convenient access in our rapid moving society, but it is important to remember that they are unattended machines without conscience.

ESCALATOR SAFETY TIPS

USE care when stepping on and off

ATTEND small children at all times

HOLD he handrail

NO bare feet and avoid wearing floppy sandals and open-toe shoes

DO NOT run up or down the steps

KEEP FEET AWAY FROM THE SIDE EDGES OF STEPS

NO carts or strollers

TIE all shoelaces