4.2 Elevator Safety

Elevators are supplied for the convenience of residents and to ensure buildings are accessible for students with mobility impairments.

Do not overload an elevator. The weight load of each elevator is clearly posted inside the cab. Do not enter an elevator that appears full. Do not try to leave a moving elevator.

Do not interfere with opening or closing doors. If the doors are closing, let them. Never reach residents hand out to stop a closing door. Wait for the next elevator.

Do not try to force elevator doors open. Attempting to force the elevator doors to open can cause injury.

In case of fire, do not use an elevator.

Every elevator is equipped with an emergency phone. If residents find themselves stranded in an elevator, use that phone to call for help. All elevator emergency phones on campus are answered by the University of Arkansas Police Department (UAPD) dispatcher who will at once contact a police officer and will dispatch them to the scene for help. Never try to climb out of a stranded elevator.

Residents should watch their step getting on and off an elevator. Make sure the elevator car is level with the floor. The most common elevator related injuries are caused by tripping when entering or leaving an elevator or being hit by closing doors.

Do not interfere with opening or closing doors. If the doors are closing, let them. Never reach residents hand out to stop a closing door. Wait for the next elevator.


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