Safety first : Trapped in the lift? Do this. Must read.


We never know when and where accidents will happen to us or to people around us. Read on and I hope this piece of information may help many of us when things do happen to you, your friends and your loved ones. This happened to a friend.
“One day, while in a lift, it suddenly broke down and it began falling from level 13 at a fast speed. Fortunately, I remembered having watched a TV program that taught that you must quickly press all the buttons for all the levels. Finally, the lift stopped at the 5th level.”

Important things to remember.  

When you are facing life and death situations, whatever decisions or actions you make decides on your survival. If you are caught in a lift breakdown, first thought that comes to mind may be ‘just wait to die’. But after reading below, things will definitely be different the next time – should you get caught in a lift.

1. Quickly press all the buttons for all the different levels of the lift. When the emergency electricity supply is activated, it will stop the lift from falling further.

2. Hold on tight to the handle (if there is any). It is to support your position and prevent you from falling or getting hurt should you lose your balance.

3. Lean your back and head against the lift wall keeping your back in a straight line. Leaning against the wall is to use it as a support for your back/spine as protection.

4. Bend your knees. Your ligament is a flexible, connective tissue. Thus, the impact of fractured bones (should it result) will be minimised during fall.

A humble request to share this valuable information with your family and friends.



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