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How to Safely Use Elevators during COVID-19

If you are wondering how to safely use elevator in this pandemic situation, our product has wonderful solution.

Tackling an Evident Challenge

While constant sanitizing, social distancing, and other precautions can go a long way in ensuring you stay safe, but as more and more offices open, an important question needs to be answered – Is it safe to use the elevator?

There are several tips you can follow to ensure that you remain safe even when you use the elevator. With the right precautions, it is pretty doable.

Tips to Follow While Using an Elevator during COVID-19

• Wear a Mask at All Times

It cannot be stressed enough how important wearing a mask is these days. Whether you are sick or not, a mask can help significantly cut down the risk of the infection spreading. Even if you are travelling in the elevator alone, you cannot be sure that the virus is not lingering in the air because of a previous rider.

• Practice Social Distancing Inside the Lift

It is, of course, not possible to maintain a 6 feet distance from others in an elevator but the least you can do is stand as far away as possible from others.

• Avoid Getting into Crowded Elevators

Better safe than sorry. If an elevator is crowded, just wait for the next car. You do not want to get too close to others, something that would not be avoidable if you knowingly get into an already crowded elevator.

• Stay Away from the Walls of the Elevator

Though elevators are supposed to be cleaned regularly, you still need to avoid touching surfaces that other people may also have been touching. An elevator ride is generally not very long, so you can definitely manage this to avoid the risk of getting infected through surface contact.

• Refrain from Touching Your Face

Regardless of the precautions you take, you should not touch your eyes, mouth, or face till the elevator ride is over and you have sanitized or washed your hands afterwards. Be disciplined about this at all times.

• Avoid Talking to People from a Close Distance

Anything that involves you opening your mouth, like yawning, coughing, sneezing, or talking can multiply the chances of the infection spreading. So, any conversation you wish to have can wait till you get out of the elevator and can practice proper social distancing.

• Wear Gloves

Wearing gloves to press the buttons in the elevator is another precaution that you can take. But you need to be careful that you do not touch your face with your gloved hands. Establishments that have elevators are also required to keep toothpicks at the entrances of their elevators to offer people a way to press the buttons of the elevator without having to touch them. This is another option that you can choose.

• Sanitize, sanitize, and sanitize!

The best way to prevent the spread of the infection and to avoid getting sick is by using sanitizers regularly. Make it an unforgettable habit and sanitize whenever you need to.

Innovation that Answers the Call of the Hour

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly left devastation in its wake, significantly changing the way we used to live our lives. However, adversity gives rise to innovation and in a bid to offer people some form of ease as they stride into completely new lifestyles, Mitsubishi Electric Elevators has come up with a world-class solution that promises smoother and safer elevator rides.

A new technology of Elevator Touchless Call System has been developed together with our channel partner. This technology involves a smartphone application app that allows users to call and control elevators. This completely removes the need for you to touch any surfaces or buttons to get where you want to, which, in turn, can significantly reduce the spread of the virus through elevators.

Times may be tough right now but the onus of curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus falls on all of us. Even though the busiest cities in India have slowed down for now, with the unlock process already underway, it is only a matter of time and things will surely get better. In the meanwhile, whenever you find yourself in a public space or in an elevator, make sure that you keep yourself and others safe by following protocols.

12 March 2021

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