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1. It is mandatory to have lifts connected to backup power (generator)
2. Licenses of lifts have to be renewed each year, and people from the department concerned check the lifts before renewing the same
3. Lifts have to be serviced periodically, under new Government guidelines and most housing societies opt for AMC with the OEM
4. The lifts may not be manned, but maintenance staff will be available 24/7 on the property to handle emergencies
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak" - Michael Garrett Marino
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Maintenance of lifts is very important. AMC to OEMs is a correct concept. But they should provide a good service.
In addition to that many lifts are now having intercom facility inside which is very helpful in contacting the concerned person.
Manual keys to force open the lifts are also available and are very useful in such occasions.
Knowledge is power.
Every lift will have an emergency button or an alarm button. Pressing that is enough to get the help. Lifts won't be ventilated, but there will be a fan facility so immediately switch on the fan to avoid any suffocation.
There will be a button for emergency bell or alarm. Press that and wait patiently. If possible call your neighbour, or society official or watchman from mobile phone. If you feel human movement near lift, raise your voice and intimate that you are caught inside. You may bang at the lift door to invite attention. To avoid suffocation, keep your face towards the ventilation point in the lift. Do not over exert as you may become tired and fatigued. Wait calmly and patiently till help comes. once in To avoid panic and depression hum a song or prayer to yourself which you can hear. Never try to open the lift door, that is more risky.