Elevators & Escalators

Elevators & Escalators

Our Vertical Transportation Consultants and 100+ Qualified Elevator Inspectors are available to support your facility team and proactively take steps with you to address the widespread economic and health effects the building industry is currently facing, and as buildings begin to re-occupy, a plan should be in place to support social distancing. This will include a reduction in passengers per trip to maintain the 6’ recommended clearances. Reducing passengers will increase overall operation and wear on the equipment.

Orders to stay-at-home and practice social distancing have reduced occupancy for facilities of all types. While certain building areas may be closed to save on maintenance and energy costs, power supplied to the equipment should be maintained. All vertical transportation equipment should be adequately operated during these low occupancy periods.

To avoid damage and costly repairs when returning equipment to service, we recommend regularly exercising the equipment after an evaluation. To ensure the equipment is operating safely and efficiently, each of the following systems should be evaluated:

  • Machines
  • Controllers
  • Brakes
  • Hoist Cables
  • Door Equipment
  • Signal Fixtures

Documenting the inspection will help prevent future repair discrepancies with your Elevator Contractor. Potential lack of maintenance and equipment removed from service for extended periods of time should be reviewed and documented during the inspection.

For complimentary recommendations or to schedule an inspection for returning equipment to service, elevator usage while practicing physical distancing and sanitization procedures, please contact us at 1-800-886-6347.