Obviously, going up and down several flights of stairs can take up a lot of your time. All that walking can even be an inconvenience with hand-fulls of groceries, sore legs, or holding a child. Luckily, nowadays, most buildings are well equipped with passenger elevators and lifts. And a passenger elevator ride would be your best option to ensure quick and easy travel.
To get a comfortable and safety elevator travel, you should first get on the passenger elevator.
Press the "up" or "down" button. When you arrive to the elevator, decide which way you are going and be ready to wait. An elevator's arrival time can be affected by many factors such as elevators' popularity, the amount of floors, rush hours, and available elevators due to unforeseen maintenance or closures.
Allow any people to leave before entering. This etiquette is practiced in a lot of public situations such as subways or buses, and passenger elevators are no different. Also, keep in mind passenger elevators serve individuals who suffer handicaps or people handling large loads of cargo or furniture. Take a step aside and allow passengers enough space to make their way out of the elevator.
Make certain the passenger elevator is going in your direction. Most elevators have signals to show if they are going down or up. In the case where you cannot find any signal, ask the passengers on the elevator which way they are headed. Because it usually a wise way to avoid going in the wrong the direction, especially if the building has a lot of floors.
Decide if the passenger elevator has enough space. When the elevator stops at your floor, it might not mean people will exit. If the doors open and passengers do not get out, assess what space remains. If you cannot see enough room for you, let the doors close and wait for another elevator.
Enter and find an empty spot in the elevator. Passenger elevators vary in size and available space. Locate a section where you will feel both comfort for the ride and convenience for your exit. The back of the elevator is the ideal location as it leaves room for other passengers to enter or exit, and it secures a good spot for longer rides.
Select your floor. Passenger elevators have buttons on either sides of the door. The majority of the floor buttons are numbered, while some basement, garage, street level, lobby, etc. may be represented by letters. If someone is standing closer to the buttons than you, they might offer to select for you. If they do not, kindly ask them to select the floor.