Checklist

Elevators, Escalators and Stairways

Answer “Yes” or “No.”

Elevators

Is the elevator inspected and serviced on a regular schedule?

Is the elevator capacity posted in the elevator car?

Is there an emergency phone in the elevator?

Are turnaround spaces in elevators 51-inches wide to conform to the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Escalators

Is there an escalator in your facility?

Is the escalator inspected, maintained and repaired on a regular basis?

Is there an emergency stop button at the top or bottom of each escalator?

Stairways

Do all stairways with four or more risers have standard stair rails or handrails?

Are all stairways at least 22 inches wide?

Do stairs angle no more than 50 and no less than 30 degrees?

Are stairway handrails located between 30 and 34 inches above the leading edge of the stair treads?

Where stairs or stairways exit into areas where vehicles are operated (side roads, warehouses, parking structures or lots) are there adequate barriers and warnings provided to keep employees from stepping into the path of traffic?

Are interior and exterior stairways and ramps and handrails inspected, evaluated and repaired?

Do interior stairways have safety edges or rubber treads?

Are stairways kept free of debris and clutter?

Are stairway surfaces cleaned regularly to remove sticky substances that could cause trips and falls?

Are spills mopped up immediately to prevent slips and falls?