|Written by admin2|
|Tuesday, 21 February 2017 14:08|
Published 21 Dec 2016, 5:18 pm Updated 21 Dec 2016, 5:20 pm
Escalators in Malaysia were designed according to the EN 115-1 standard, which regulates the safety features of an escalator. The Factories and Machinery Act 1967 states that an escalator must receive a certificate of fitness to operate, which is renewable every 15 months.The certificate should be placed where it is visible for the public eye and the regulators need to conduct inspection regularly to ensure that the certificates are renewed and most importantly that the maintenance schedule has been implemented from time to time to ensure that the escalators are safe and free from any defects.
Due to the high volume of users in the malls and train stations, escalators are subjected to wear and tear during their service life which could be one of the reasons for escalator mishaps.
Since children are at greater risk for escalator accidents, the adults should always accompany their children and protect them. It is also not advisable to let children on strollers, walkers, or anything on wheels to ride the escalator because it would put them at great risks.