Emergency Plans and Procedures

Trapped in Elevator

Procedure/Action to Take

  1. Open the telephone panel. Push the button and wait for the phone to auto-dial.
  2. State that you are stuck in an elevator.
    1. Give the elevator number which is noted on the door of the telephone panel.
    2. Indicate floor location, if you can determine it.
  3. Remain calm and wait for help to arrive.
  4. To prevent injury to yourself and others:
    1. DO NOT try to pry open the doors. This could prolong the emergency by damaging the equipment.
    2. DO NOT try to climb out or jump to the floors below if the elevator stops between floors with the doors open.
  5. Building personnel will be in communication with you by phone and from outside the elevator.

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