Safe Elevator Project by MMO
The application of “Safe Elevator Project,” a joint activity of Istanbul Kartal Municipality and the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers (MMO), started in July. For this purpose, the first meeting was held on 13 July 2018 at Kartal Uğur Mumcu Culture Center.
It is aimed to reach the residents in Kartal district directly through the “Safe Elevator Project,” and inform and help them about periodical controls and maintenance of the elevators.
At the first meeting, held under the motto “Safe City, Safe Life,” the Supervisor of Machine Electricity Ali İnan Ülgen from Kartal Municipality; the Technical Officer in the Elevator Control Center Aydın Arat from TMMOB, the Chamber of Mechanic Engineers, Kartal Branch; and unit head and Mechanical Engineer Serkan Sevat were the speakers. In addition, Kartal Deputy Mayor Nuran Keriş; Manager of Public Works and Urbanism, Müjgan Özer; Uğur Mumcu Neighborhood Mukhtar Soner Eker; and site managers and citizens also participated in the meeting.
Informing the site managers and residents about the use of elevators, annual periodical controls of elevators, elevator issues and safety of people, the panelists answered the questions asked by site managers about complaints and issues.
Taking notes about the requests and suggestions of district residents participating in the meeting, the managers in the Municipality and the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers announced that they will start a comprehensive control of elevators in Uğur Mumcu Neighborhood.
At the end of the meeting, MMO warned the site managers about the issues below:
“The importance and use of elevators in multistory buildings and houses are increasing as a result of modern and planned urbanization programs. Rapidly increasing use of elevators causes accidents if necessary audits are not performed. Each year, hundreds of elevator accidents happen because of the lack of inspection and information. It is possible to prevent these accidents by annual controls of the elevators and correcting the lacks and errors of the elevators. We will reach the residents in Kartal district directly by the “Safe Elevator Project,” and inform and help you about periodical controls and maintenance of the elevators. Our chamber will continue to bring you science and technique with your support and the understanding of public audit.”