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Elevator Behaviour – Elevator Systems Stop When Safety Mechanisms Activate

Toronto Condo News
Publication date:
October 25, 2019
Article Summary: 

This article discusses the importance of proper elevator usage to prevent malfunctions and disruptions. Elevators are sensitive to movement, weight, and balance, and capacity limits should be observed. Users should stand in place and avoid bouncing or other activities that can change the cab’s speed or balance and cause safety systems to activate. The article cites an example of a father and daughter becoming trapped in an elevator due to hopping, which caused safety mechanisms to engage and resulted in a charge for emergency service. The article notes that an owner can be held financially responsible for elevator malfunctions caused by resident or guest actions and that costs incurred by a condominium corporation can be charged back to a suite owner. Inappropriate actions in elevators, such as hopping, jumping, bouncing, or dancing, can lead to disruptions and potential financial liabilities.


Elevator, safety mechanisms, malfunctions, weight limit, capacity, improper usage, condominium corporation, financial responsibility, liability.

Source Citation: 
Toronto Condo News
Elevator Behaviour – Elevator Systems Stop When Safety Mechanisms Activate
October 25, 2019
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