Safety is a Schindler core value. We succeed when passengers trust and experience our products to be safe and reliable, and our employees and subcontractors work in safe and secure conditions.
We do not compromise on the safety and health of those who use our products and work for our business. We believe that all injuries, work-related illnesses and accidents are preventable, and we have the highest standards of safety and health performance in place.
We strive for a zero-incident culture based on prevention, hazard awareness, continuous improvement and training and compliance with procedures. Strong feedback mechanisms inform our measures, all governed by expert committees on local and global levels. The Global Safety Committee is chaired by the CEO.
We move more than 2 billion people every day. Delivering safe and reliable products and services is an essential element of the way we work.
Today's elevator, escalator and moving walk systems adhere to strict safety codes and standards and incorporate a wide variety of product safety features. These features are designed encourage proper ridership, prevent accidents and give passengers a quick, dependable ride.
Today's elevator systems adhere to strict safety codes and standards and incorporate a wide variety of features designed to help reduce the chances of accidents and give passengers a quick, dependable ride. Some of the numerous safety features offered include:
Today's escalators and moving walks are designed to adhere to strict safety code requirements, and incorporate a variety of safety features designed to encourage proper ridership and prevent accidents.
Some of the safety features offered include:
At the end of each day, we want employees to return home safely. We work hard to continuously improve safety within Schindler.
Safety for each one of our customers and employees is first and foremost.
Being aware of potential risks and how to avoid and mitigate them are key elements of being safe on the job. In comprehensive behavior-based safety trainings Schindler promotes a sophisticated safety culture amongst all employees. We also conduct management-led safety jobsite visits and training sessions, on-the-job pre-task risk assessments by supervisors and technicians to build an incident free culture.
Elevators should never be used during a fire except for firefighters or other specially trained people. The building stairways should be used as the exit route for people who may be in the building during a fire emergency.
In many earthquake prone areas of the country, local codes require special earthquake features on elevator systems. These may include seismic switches which detect movement and shut down the elevator.
Preparing your elevators and escalators for extreme weathers brochure
A helpful guide for establishing emergency operations criteria
Wide, shiny bright steps that move. Thick rubber handles. Sides that you can see yourself in. A moving playground? No, an escalator. A child can make a game out of almost anything and escalators are no exception. Although you know that an escalator is not a toy, many children do not. Following these simple guidelines will make the ride more pleasant and safe for children.
The rules for riding elevators are about the same for kids as they are for adults.
When riding with a small child, hold his or her hand, or carry the child in one arm while holding the handrail with the other. Help children step onto and off of the escalator.