Remember Why We Are Safe!
Every day we go to work without even thinking twice. We perform elevator work as if it is second nature: drive to work, place hands in hot controller, troubleshoot, get on elevator car top, drive to another location and do it all over again. Every now and then we mumble the words “be safe” to a fellow elevator mechanic and expect the same in return. But what we really need to do is a take a step back and remember why we are encouraging others and ourselves to be safe.
Each employee, manager, elevator technician, and office staff member has a work life and personal life. We need to remember to be safe in our work lives so we can return to our personal lives; our partners, kids, dog, etc.
Before we perform an elevator task, we should not only go through all the hazards in our minds, but remember why we are being safe.