11. September 2010 13:21
Elevators are an important part of high rise and apartment construction, giving us the ability to transverse small buildings in a single bound. With their amazing abilities, we would also wish for 100 percent safety and optimal performance from the elevators we are riding in. Proper elevator maintenance is important to the safety of apartment residents and working colleagues alike, and knowing how elevator maintenance works is important for everyone.
Maintenance of an elevator must be performed by a licensed elevator repair technician, or by a person authorized by the property owner. If you are resident of a building where the owner is allowing maintenance personnel with no experience work on the elevators, report this to your local housing authority. Cutting corners with elevator maintenance is dangerous, and violations can be prosecuted. Elevators should have a regular repair schedule, maintained by a person with technical and practical knowledge of how a lift works. This can be determined by the owner of the building, or through a certification process. It is recommended, and law in some areas, that the person that does the regular repair maintenance not be the same person who does regular safety checks of the lift, as their opinion is not impartial, and they are assessing their own work.