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Title: A REVIEW OF ESCALATOR SAFETY ISSUES AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT
Authors: CALEB TEO WEI XIAN
Keywords: ESCALATOR
SAFETY
ACCIDENT
REVIEW
Issue Date: 2022
Citation: CALEB TEO WEI XIAN (2022). A REVIEW OF ESCALATOR SAFETY ISSUES AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Technology has integrated and performs a key function in our daily lives, more so as we interact with our built environment. Skyscrapers, tall buildings, and shopping malls depend on the reliability of vertical transportation such as lifts, escalators, and travelators as a core feature to allow the building to function. Our built environment continues to evolve daily and so does our interaction with these buildings. As we move about in the subway, shopping centres and in the other buildings that we interact with daily, the use of escalators as a form of vertical transportation has now become an essential part of our lives. As escalator rides are commonplace in our lives, it is now often an assumption that escalator rides definitely safe and pose no harm to its users. However, thousands of escalator accidents are reported daily and the severity on its victims can be debilitating or even fatal. As the number of escalators around the world continue to grow, the number of escalator users increase and so does the number of escalator accidents. The rising number of escalator accidents is now a growing concern. This dissertation focuses on the review of existing literature on the topic of escalator accidents and safety globally and in Singapore. While there is numerous research work done on the topic of escalator accidents globally, there have not been reviews conducted on current available literature. This dissertation will make use of the Systematic Literature Review process to identify potential research gaps in existing literature and propose recommendations for future research conducted. With Singapore’s context being a key focus in this paper, reports of escalator accidents in Singapore would also be analysed to identify emerging trends or patterns within these accidents. This data could then potentially be used to assess if current law, measures or mechanisms are relevant in today’s context and if not, make necessary recommendations to bolster our escalator accident prevention measures.
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