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DOSH HOSTS VT SAFETY CAMPAIGN AT MALAYSIAN MALL

Malaysia’s Department of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) hosted a vertical-transportation (VT) safety-awareness campaign at AEON Mall in Kuching, Malaysia, on July 21, the Borneo Post reports. Emphasizing the importance of hiring competent, DOSH-recognized firms to perform maintenance on elevators and escalators, the event was run in collaboration with mall management and MS Elevator Engineering Sdn Bhd. A DOSH official also urged caution on the part of passengers and urged attendees to always monitor children.

INDIAN RAIL OFFICIAL: TAKE CARE WITH SENIORS ON ESCALATORS

An official at a railway station serving passengers in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the Indian state of Odisha in eastern India, urged relatives of senior citizens to accompany them on escalators, following an incident on August 22 in which an elderly woman fell and suffered minor injuries to her leg, The Telegraph reports. Bhubaneswar Railway Station has heavy daily footfall of approximately 80,000, with 200 trains leaving or passing through each day. There are two escalators, as well as [...]

Every one degree reduction in escalator slope will result in more safety

An important factor resulted in escalator unsafety goes to the larger escalator slope in China, and escalators are mostly in a cliffy shape. To cater for human body mechanics and habits, China has still been seeking for a technical transformation to existing escalators by reducing the slope, so that accidents would not be likely to take place due to the cliffy equipment. Escalators which have a slope of less than 30 degree should be manufactured and adopted, such as those [...]