Escalator Runaways

David A. Cooper

Wednesday 18th September 2019

There have been a number of high-profile escalator runaways in recent years resulting in passenger injury and deaths. This paper will look at the standards for escalators over the years, how they have developed with respect to the prevention of this type of accident and will also challenge the current standards as to whether they are sufficient. The paper will also look at the appropriateness of EN115 and how it allows variables dependent upon rise and angle of inclination and whether this can be improved. The paper will be supported by video evidence.

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