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Elevator Safety

Elevator entrapment/malfunctioning elevator

  • Open elevator phone box and pick-up receiver (if available). This will signal a call to Campus Police. You can use your cell phone to contact campus police as well (203-932-7070).
  • Remain Calm. DO NOT ever try to force open elevator doors.
  • Campus Police or the Fire Department may be able to talk to you via the intercom, if one is provided, or via your cell phone.
  • Provide the following information:
    • Give your name.
    • Total number of people in the elevator.
    • Report any injuries, medical conditions and/or disabilities.
    • Report which floor you might be on.

During power failure

  • Remain Calm
  • Open elevator phone box and pick-up receiver.
  • If the phone does not work, push the button for the bell. This will signal others around you that there is someone in the elevator.
  • Use your cell phone to contact campus police (203-932-7070).
  • Wait for emergency personnel to rescue you.
  • Once you get off the elevator, do not get back on until the power has been fully restored.

During fire/smoke or an emergency condition

  • Elevators may automatically be returned to designated floors where they will park with the doors open.
  • If you are not taken to the ground floor, use the stairwell to reach the first floor.

During Flooding/Water leaks/Bomb Threat/ Explosion/Severe Weather/Earthquake

  • Never attempt to use an elevator during any of these conditions. Use the stairwells ONLY for exiting the building. Elevators may stop and become inoperative at any time.
  1. Emergency Contact

    For Police, Fire or Medical Emergencies, dial 911 or the UNH Police Emergency number at 203-932-7070.

    When in doubt, in any emergency please call immediately.

    On campus, you can also use the emergency call boxes or red emergency phones in academic buildings.