How often do you take the escalator inside shops, department stores or stations? Possibly more than you think. It’s a good idea to reflect on your own safety. After all, an escalator is only really safe if you use it safely. Our top tip: stand still and hold tight.
Using escalators safely
CHECK LACES AND COAT BEFORE YOU STEP ON
Tie your laces before you step on and keep long clothing away from the steps and handrail.
HOLD THE HANDRAIL AND FACE FORWARD
This means that your footing is a lot more secure and you know exactly what is going on in front of you.
DO NOT STAND CLOSE TO THE SIDE
Avoid getting trapped: do not stand close to the side of the step.View all tips