I remember this topic being brought up a few weeks ago during lunch with my colleagues, what do we do when the lift breaks down and starts to free fall? There were suggestions to climb out of the lift, jump before the lift impacts, and other imaginative ideas. However I doubt any of those would actually work, then I received an email with tips on how to survive a lift breakdown, read the following and see if it’s the best way or just another wise idea.
- First – Quickly press all the different levels of buttons in the lift. When the emergency electricity supply is being activated, it will stop the lift from falling further.
- Second – Hold on tight to the handle (if there is any).. It is to support your position and prevent you from falling or getting hurt when you lost your balance.
- Third – Lean your back and head against the wall forming a straight line. Leaning against the wall is to use it as a support for your back/spine as protection.
- Fourth – Bend your knees. Ligament is a flexible, connective tissue. Thus, the impact of fractured bones will be minimised during fall.
Anyone has more concrete facts on the matter don’t hesitate to post your comments below.