Elevator Safety and Elevator Maintenance When it comes to elevator safety, the first thing that comes to mind is the elevator maintenance. Elevator safety is a legal obligation in accordance with the elevator directives that brings European Union standards in 2003. Elevators are devices which are used in carrying people or goods vertically between floors and generally operate by electric motors. Despite not much changes took place in its operating principles since it was invented in 1852, the elevator security has been enhanced every passing day by safety mechanisms such as speed regulator, cabin brake, hydraulic buffer, hydraulic brake; and become one of the safest transportation vehicles of the world. However, it wouldn't be real to expect a faultless operation of elevators since the day they have been commissioned until eternity. Therefore, the thing to come to the mind should be the elevator's maintenance when it comes to elevator safety. The monthly periodic maintenance of elevators after their supply to the market is a legal obligation in accordance with the elevator regulations that brings European Union standards in 2003. Although elevators are one of the safest transportation vehicles in the world, in order to provide a safe serving of an elevator, it has to be operated correctly as well as its periodical maintenance should be performed. In order to get off at the floor you wish, take care of the elevator maintenence and elevator safety. An elevator includes a lot of movable parts, the cabin in particular. Apart from the production of these movable parts in accordance with certain standards, their periodical maintenance should be one of the indispensible part of the elevator safety. Maintenance is not the only step of elevator safety. The correct using of the elevators is also an important part of the safety since it will reduce elevator accidents or accidents related to elevators. The primary reason of elevator accidents is the improper standing of the cabin platfom onto the floor. This condition results with the injuries of particularly the old people. Another type of an accident are the squeezes between the elevator cabin and elevator shaft. Since elevator cabs have inside doors, it's an easy but effective solution in preventing the loss of life and property of people, the children particularly. Compliance of the elevators to the elevator directives should be the first step to be taken to prevent accidents. Don't Let Your Life Hang On a Thread Limitation of access to elevator shafts, availability of the cabin inside door, monthly periodical maintenance, providing the appropriate training to the person responsible from the elevator in the apartment and instructing people shall reduce elevator accidents and be useful for increasing the elevator safety. Moreover, intervention to elevator by unauthorized people in case of malfunctions shall increase the risk of accident as well as reduce the elevator's safety.