Elevator Myths and Legends

Here at Axess2, things like our platform lifts are at the cutting edge of elevator technology, but lifts have actually been on the go in some form for almost time out of mind. Because of that longevity, plenty of myths, misconceptions and legends have built up surrounding the use of lifts; in fact numerous people can’t even tell what’s fact or fiction any more. Read on to find out more…

  • Contrary to what you may have heard, elevators aren’t held up by a single cable. That means there’s no plummeting lift car when said cable is mysteriously severed (like in the movies). We promise!
  • Elevators don’t fall due to being overcrowded. Plenty of our lifts are equipped to carry 6, 7 or even 8 people at once, and just one of an elevator’s cables can take the weight of the car. You’re safe.
  • The reason you’re safe is because an overcrowded elevator won’t even move. Usually, the doors won’t close and a tone will continue until some of the excess weight is alleviated.
  • The hall doors to an elevator won’t open when it’s not there. This means that there won’t be any cases where you open the doors and are met by a great black gulf in front of you.
  • Many have claimed than an elevator has fallen several floors and then, abruptly, halted its descent. There’s no definite explanation for this odd sensation, but it could be down to…

–        Boarding an elevator that you thought was travelling in one direction, but which was actually going in the other.

–        Being deceived by quickly flashing elevator lights may suggest ‘falling’ in a visual sense under certain circumstances.

  • In the event of an elevator getting stuck, the car is the absolute safest place to be. They’re designed to be safe. You shouldn’t ever try to leave an elevator car without professional rescue assistance.
  • No matter how much you want it too, hammering on the ‘call’ button won’t make the elevator car arrive any quicker. Only the first press registers, so don’t waste your energy hitting the button again.
  • In the same fashion as the above point, pushing the ‘door close’ button repeatedly won’t speed up your elevator car’s journey. We know you’re impatient, but mashing buttons won’t help!

Hopefully, the above compilation has given you a bit more information about how exactly elevators behave. Amid all the myths and legends though, one thing is certain; any lift that you buy from Axess2 will be a top quality device that’ll meet each and every one of your needs! To find out more, be sure to contact us now by calling 01200 405 005 or emailing info@axess2.co.uk.