Elevators have transformed the lives of millions of people around the world. The role of these devices in enhancing the mobility and independence of people cannot be overlooked.
Elevators and escalators are regarded as the safest modes of mass transit. Though these accessibility devices are specially designed to ensure safety and functionality, it is crucial that people know how to use them. With an objective to help increase awareness about the safety aspect, “National Elevator Escalator Safety Awareness Week” is observed annually during the second week of November (from Nov 9 – 15) in cities throughout the United States and Canada.