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Home Elevator Operation

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, laundry, pets, or holding a child. Luckily, you have a home equipped with an elevator. Owning or renting a home equipped with a home elevator provides you the ease of floor to floor access and convenience to eliminate the use of the stairs.

Operating a home elevator has very few differences than the commercial elevators you have used in the past, and we, at Residential Elevators, want to make sure you understand how to use your elevator.

Below you will find Basic Operating Steps, a Quick Reference Guide and the complete Operating Manual for your Residential Elevator.

Basic Operating Steps:
1. Press the hall call button to call the elevator to your floor. The elevator will automatically arrive at the landing.
2. Open the landing door after outer ring of call button is illuminated.
3. Open car gate fully after making sure elevator is at floor level and turn on car light if it does not come on automatically.
4. Close landing door securely.
5. Close car gate securely and push desired floor button on the Car Operating Panel (also known as the COP).
6. Once the elevator has stopped at the selected floor level and the light on the Car Operating Panel has turned off, open car gate, open landing door and step out.
7. Turn off car light (if not automatic), close car gate and landing door behind you so the elevator is ready for others to use.

Safety Rules You Should Follow When Operating The Elevator:

• Landing doors (also known as hallway or hoistway doors) should be kept in the closed position at all times except when entering or exiting the elevator.
• Never remove, bypass, tamper with or disable door locks or other safety features.
• Before entering or exiting the elevator, be sure the elevator has come to a complete stop and is at floor level. Always watch your step.
• Do not lean against car (also known as elevator cab), gate, or car controls while in the elevator.
• Do not open the car gate when in motion or extend your hands or feet through the openings in a scissor-style gate.
• Do not overload the elevator beyond its rated capacity (noted inside cab). Keep all contents at least 2” from cab walls and cab gate.
• Do not operate the elevator if the car gate or landing door locking system is not functioning properly.
• Do not operate the elevator if you detect any unusual sounds or if the ride seems abnormal.

Quick Reference Guide - Homeowners

Operating Manual
Safety Rules You Should Follow When Operating The Elevator:

• Landing doors should be kept in the closed position at all times except when entering or exiting the elevator.
• Never remove, bypass, tamper with or disable door locks or other safety features.
• Before entering or exiting the elevator, be sure the elevator has come to a complete stop and is at floor level. Always watch your step.
• Do not lean against car (also known as elevator cab), gate, or car controls while in the elevator.
• Do not open the car gate when in motion or extend your hands or feet through the openings in a scissor-style gate.
• Do not overload the elevator beyond its rated capacity (noted inside cab). Keep all contents at least 2” from cab wall and cab gate.
• Do not operate the elevator if the car gate or landing door locking system is not functioning properly.
• Do not operate the elevator if you detect any unusual sounds or if the ride seems abnormal.

Quick Reference Guide - Renters

Operating Manual