Caution Signs, ANSI, OSHA

Elevator Caution Signs

Caution Signs for Elevator Capacity and Fire Safety

This week is National Elevator Escalator Safety Awareness Week, when we should all become more aware of the safety procedures concerning the use, maintenance, and repair of elevators and escalators.

Elevator caution signs are useful reminders that elevators are powerful machines, but their power is not limitless. We often take for granted the amount of weight that an elevator can hold and lift up from level to level in a warehouse or other complex. Elevator caution signs like ones stating load capacity help reduce improper use of the machines, effectively preventing unnecessary repairs due to overloading.

Other elevator caution signs include fire safety signs. As elevators have overtaken stairs as the primary method of moving from one floor to another, using the elevator has become second nature to most of us. The signs remind us that the safest path to exit during a fire emergency is always through the stairs. This is a fact that could be forgotten during the panic of an emergency, making these caution signs real life-saving tools.

Elevator caution signs are generally used to post the maximum load capacity in pounds. This is helpful in warehouses and other facilities where large amounts of freight, machinery, and other goods are being moved. Not all elevators are “freight” elevators in warehouses, though. For riders, capacity signs can safely limit the amount of people inside your elevators.

The right caution signs for your elevators depends on your specific use. Whatever your needs and use of elevators, these machines are extremely useful pieces of technology. Without them, the entire architecture of a facility would been to be altered to allow for heavy equipment to either only be used on the ground floor or needing cranes and pulley systems to raise the items up to the desired level.

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