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Elevator Emergency Communications in Historic Dallas Texas

Employees bet on odds of elevator emergency communications breakdown in Historic Downtown Dallas Texas. What would you do in case of an elevator emergency?

Have you ever been paid for being stuck in an elevator? The elevator emergency communications procedures in Texas may give you a few ideas on how to make a little extra money. No kidding. An advertising agency held offices in the trendy area, with a sought after address in Downtown Dallas. Employees bet on the odds of getting stuck in the elevator, pooling together money to pay the lucky individual who would be stuck the next time.

Daily, the kitty was filled with few weekly pools building up. Elevators in the downtown area are maintained with historic features in tact. The elevator equipment must have been installed in an upgrade just about the time elevators were invented. The emergency communications procedures set by building management were lacking to say the least.

The help phone button rarely worked, but mobile phones did. Employees would call out to coworkers to find a building manager, who would get maintenance to call elevator maintenance, who would send someone out to fix the elevator. All kidding aside… this is not a funny issue. Time was lost - sometimes a half day of work lost and many sat with legs crossed on the elevator floor. (uncomfortable to say the least)

Buildings are required to keep elevator equipment and emergency communications procedures up to date. Just a few of those requirements include:

  • Installing a working elevator help phone that is ADA and ASME compliant
  • Maintaining appropriate emergency communications procedures to ensure the elevator phone is being properly monitored
  • Connecting appropriate personnel and dispatching aid as necessary in case of an elevator emergency.

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Kings III Emergency Communications provides fully integrated, turn-key help phone solutions. The company designs, engineers, and manufactures help phone equipment and provides 24/7 emergency monitoring for elevators - pools - garages & stairways.

What would you do if your were stuck in an elevator?  To follow are a few tips: Using Help Phones for Emergency Communications

An effective and efficient elevator emergency communications system is indispensable for any commercial or residential facility. When an elevator gets stuck, it requires a whole range of chain communication until technicians arrive and set things straight. In the case of the Dallas building elevator, the agency realized an employee was stuck in an elevator, when the employee called in via mobile or did not show up for work. Depending on how your elevator help phone system is set up (who it’s monitored by) and the type of emergency, it could be the property owner / management company and/or the elevator maintenance company that bears the risk of liability associated with the emergency.

Kings III Emergency Communications offers its own line of elevator phones, designed and manufactured by the Dallas company. More than the phones themselves, Kings III offers an all-inclusive service complete with installation, maintenance and 24/7 professional monitoring with digital recording of all calls through the life of the service agreement. In addition to elevator phones, Kings III also offers industry-leading emergency phone models for parking & campus safety phones, pool & exterior phones, stairwell and garage phones, as well as cutting-edge phone line verifier and siteconnect intercom systems.

For more details on emergency communications products and services, please visit http://www.kingsiii.com.  or our blog at http://www.kingsiii.com/help-phone-blog

 

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Julie Ross

Posted on January 5 2016

By Julie Ross, President & CEO Rostin Ventures

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