Preparing Elevators and Escalators for Returning Employees

Preparing Elevators and Escalators for Returning Employees

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4 Health Considerations for Your Office Elevators and Escalators

As employers begin to open their offices back up for returning employees, the safety of their workforce and building should remain a top priority. An area of the building you must ensure is safe for returning employees is the elevators and escalators. Office workers rely on these machines every day to switch between floors with ease, so it’s vital to make sure they are in good working order.

In this blog post, we will discuss how building owners can prepare their elevators and escalators for a returning workforce.

1. Inspect the Elevators and Escalators

Since some elevators and escalators in your building have likely been used less often in the past several months, it’s essential to have them inspected. When the office reopens, they’ll see a lot of traffic every day, which can lead to additional wear and tear. It’s vital to inspect these machines thoroughly to ensure they are operating safely. Look for any loose or missing parts, as well as any signs of damage. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, be sure to contact a qualified technician to fix the issue.

2. Perform a Ride Quality Assessment

Elevator and escalator comfort for passengers is vital. To ensure their ride is smooth, have an experienced elevator consultant assess them by riding the vertical transportation systems before your building reopens for employees. They’ll be able to identify any potential issues and instruct on how to fix them.

3. Sanitize Elevators & Escalators

To help combat COVID-19 and germs, it’s vital to sanitize elevators and escalators regularly. Hire a cleaning crew to wipe down an elevator’s cabin, buttons, rails, and doors. Also, look towards installing handrail sanitation solutions for escalators to sanitize the rails surface from bacteria and viruses.

4. Set Measures for Safe Use

Riding an elevator or escalator with an infected passenger puts you at risk of becoming sick. To ensure passengers are safe when they return to the office, consider having elevator and escalator safety measures in place. These may include:

  • Requiring passengers to wear a mask
  • Limiting the number of passengers for each ride
  • Sanitizing hands before and after the ride
  • Facing away from riders to reduce transmission

Let CBA Elevator Consultants Help You

By following these simple tips, you can help keep your office elevators and escalators safe and reliable all year long. If you want to ensure your elevators and escalators are in peak condition, contact CBA Elevator Consultants today.