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How Preventive Maintenance Of Airport Escalators, Elevators And Moving Walkways Can Mitigate Risk

Written by Ryan Noble

January 8, 2014 at 4:17 PM

You wouldn’t think injuries due to escalators, elevators or moving walkways would be all too common, but if your airport has at least five or more mechanical transports you are likely to experience at least one passenger injury per year according to a paper written by Cameron Nicolson for the Calgary Airport Authority. 

The majority of these injuries are due to human error while only a small percentage are due to mechanical failure.  This does not mean your maintenance organization is free from expensive litigation however.  

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Topics: Preventive Maintenance, Aviation Industry/Airports