Mitsubishi Elevators & Escalators launches ‘Safe Rider’ awareness at VIS

 14 Dec 2017 - 10:50

Mitsubishi Elevators & Escalators launches ‘Safe Rider’ awareness at VIS

The Peninsula

Mitsubishi Elevators & Escalators recently carried out a ‘Safe Rider’ awareness program at the Vision International School (VIS) for primary school students with an aim to help children understand basic safety rules while using elevators and escalators.

The current lifestyle in Qatar allows more people than ever the opportunity to use elevators and escalators in places like office buildings, schools, hospitals, airports and shopping malls. Moreover, people are moving from independent houses to apartments in Doha.

Therefore, children have more opportunities to use elevators and escalators. Hence children are especially at risk of accidents because they have less experience and understanding when making decisions.

With the growing usage of elevators in schools and other public places, Eta-Melco, the local representatives of Mitsubishi Elevators felt the need to create awareness especially amongst young children to eliminate preventable accidents and injuries caused by misuse.

The awareness program was well received by the students and included series of video presentations apart from interactive sessions by Eta-Melco staff. Also, illustrative handouts were given to the children to remember and share the safety awareness with their parents and guardians.

Following an immense success and great feedbacks from the school management and principal, Jake Leyba of Vision International School. Mitsubishi Elevator, Eta-Melco have decided to continue the ‘Safe Rider’ in other schools as well as part of their corporate social responsibility.