Keep Children in Safe When Riding Escalators


Obviously, escalator is a conveniet equipment of transportation in our life, it brings us from one floor to the next whitout having to climb stairs or wait for an elevator. Now, it is widely used in our society, from supermarket to shopping mall, even some office buildings are now begin to apply Elevator . However, as an old saying goes, every coin has two sies, although escalator brings much convenience to us, there still exist disadvantages of it. We konw, if act inapropriate when riding a escalator, we may get hurt, and news of these kinds of accidents occured commonly. Especially for children who can not behave themselves properly sometimes, escalator is a great threat to them. Every year, coutless children were injuried on escalators in shopping malls, airports, and supermarkets, etc...

Well, a mojority of injuries were caused while the child was not holding his/her parent’s hand. And if running, walking, or sitting on the stairs when riding a escalator, it is more likely let the accident happened. Therefore, supervise children properly when riding a escalator is a great resposibility for parents and guardians.

What is more, stepping off the escalator is also a high-incident time, whether the children ride properly or not. So in order to keep the children in safe, parents should monitor them all the time. It is a wise behavior to hold your child’s hands when stepping off the escalator at the end of the ride. And children should not be allowed to run or jump on the staris, ride on the handrails when on a escalator.

There are some common accidents of children escalator injuries: blunt-force trauma from a fall, extremity entrapment, upper and lower extremity injuries, lacerations, avulsions, amputations, and digit fractures. Nevertheless, with cautious precautions, these horrific trauma can efectively be avoided from your children.

On the other hand, falls and entanglement are two high levels accidents. Because of children’s curious of nature and lack of attention span, they can always in danger withou parents’ supervision. However, sometimes, even with appropriate supervision, some accidents are inavoildable, for these instances, no one should be blamed.

Besides, many of the reported injuries were sustained due to negligent maintenance, faulty equipment, and hazardous conditions in the environment. And the risk of a escalator rises dramatically if it maintained inadequately. This is the property owners’ duty to proper maintain the escalators to ensure the safety of their guests and patrons.

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