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1. Elevator Levelling--Elevators are required to stop at each floor within plus or minus ½" of the floor landing.
2. A simple method of assessing that your elevator is approaching the maximum ½" tolerance allowed by code is to draw the sole of your shoe across the landing sill.

3. Caution should be advised to anyone wearing bi-focal glasses. There is often a blurred sight line at the transition point of the lenses. When someone is looking down at the landing sills they may not be able to detect an off level landing.
4. Emergency Communication -- Most elevators have an Alarm Bell and Telephone or Intercom.
5. In the unfortunate event that someone becomes trapped in an elevator, they are often reassured when they can speak to someone by telephone or ring an alarm that will draw someone's attention. Anxiety is quickly alleviated when someone knows that help is forthcoming.
6. It is also important to have a functioning emergency light in the elevator to avoid leaving a trapped passenger in the dark as they wait for assistance. You can ask your elevator maintenance provider to periodically test the emergency light(s) during their routing maintenance visits.