Escalator Safety (Digital)
Author: FARTASH RAZMJOO AND ANTHONY ANDON
Publication Date: 2015
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Among vertical transportation devices, escalators and moving walks accommodate the greatest volume of passengers. Today, it is hard to imagine subway stations, airport terminals, malls and other public buildings without them. Even with a cursory look at the condition of existing escalators and moving walks, it can be clearly seen that the lack of attention to safety principles in design and maintenance has caused a lot of problems and legal costs to the customers of this industry. On the other hand, the wrong selection of an escalator and a lack of proper traffic analysis along with architectural problems such as building obstacles, barriers and limited space can also increase the probability of injury to passengers.
This much-needed book provides the fundamental escalator safety features and codes. It explores escalator safety in detail by studying different types of real-life accidents and providing information on related safety systems and solutions.
This book can be helpful to all who need more information on safety codes for escalators and moving walks.
Chapters include: main definitions, standards, accident analysis, accidents during installation, accidents and safety systems, accidents during maintenance, safety recommendations and more.
Also available in print.
Digital | 108 Pages
As a mechanical engineer, Fartash Razmjoo has many years of experience in various industries, including more than 10 years in the elevator and escalator industry. Razmjoo is currently working with KJA Consultants Inc., the largest vertical transportation consulting firm in Canada, involved in all aspects of the firm's operations including design, modernization, inspection project supervision and code consulting. Prior to joining KJA, Razmjoo worked for one of the world's largest elevator companies for more than eight years and served as head of the escalator division in Iran. Razmjoo has many years of experience in all aspects of the industry, including maintenance, service and new construction. Razmjoo has taught elevator and escalator courses at Kosha Technology College in Iran for four years. He is the author of many papers published in lran, including the Escalator Safety Manual.
Anthony Andon has more than eight years' experience in the elevator industry, primarily focused on elevator and escalator safety and accident analysis. Andon is currently working as a V.I.P elevator and escalator consultant. During his years of experience in this industry, he has had close relationships with all major elevator companies and performed many training courses for mechanics and engineers involved in the elevator industry, including escalator safety courses based on different codes, including EN115, ASME A17-1 and APTA 2011 in Iran. Andon is the author of five books about elevators and escalators in Iran, of which, two have earned national book of the year awards in 2013 and 2014 for the elevator and escalator Industry.