Long before you actually approach any one of these lifts, there is this one. Many readers here may be regular participants in this resourceful system. It helps all participants to save regularly at the gas tank. And it also helps to keep road congestion to a minimum. Well, at least the lift club members will be trying. The member that works in a factory or warehouse is likely to encounter a cargo lift on a regular basis.
While the rest of the lift club will be more than familiar with the rush hour passenger lift to the top of their respective office blocks. Much has already been done to alleviate this sort of congestion. This has been made possible by new technologies. It also requires the ongoing input of skilled lift technicians, required to attend to regular maintenance inspections and respond accordingly to emergency requests for service.
Speaking of which, that is another kind of lift in operation. Most functioning buildings, no matter what they are being used for, that have passed risk management, health and safety inspections, will have at least one of these. This is the emergency lift. In the event of fires or similar disasters threatening the lives of the building’s occupants, fire wardens usually marshal people out through the back door if you will.
Here the so-called fire exit comes into operation. It has been deliberately shielded from potential fire outbreaks. But not everyone will be able to take the stairs. If no such emergency lift exists, one or two of the usual lifts will be designated open for such purposes. Hilltop lifts are also necessary because there is just no way that people with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses will be able to mount so many stairs.