What is a escalator?

An escalator is a type of vertical transportation in the form of a moving staircase which carries people between floors of a building. It consists of a motor-driven chain of individually linked steps on a track which cycle on a pair of tracks which keep them horizontal

What is the type of escalators?

      1.          Step type escalator

      2.          Moving walkway

      3.          Wheelchair accessible escalator

      4.          Levyalator

      5.          Spiral escalator

Escalator Types


Step Type Escalator

An escalator is a type of vertical transportation in the form of a moving staircase which carries people between floors of a building. It consists of a motor-driven chain of individually linked steps on a track which cycle on a pair of tracks which keep them horizontal.

A common type of escalators that are found in commercial areas, The steps are usually made up of metal and are strong. These are much safer and easy to balance while getting transported.

Moving walkway

A moving walkway, also known as an auto walk, moving sidewalk, moving pavement, people-mover, travellator, or travellator, is a slow-moving conveyor mechanism that transports people across a horizontal or inclined plane over a short to medium distance. Moving walkways can be used by standing or walking on them.


Wheelchair Accessible Escalator

Specially designed for those who are on wheelchair, these escalators have attendant and has special mode. The attendant will accompany with the person for safer side. These types of escalators are generally found in hospitals.


This is a new type of escalator is also called as escalator that can curve anytime. These come in 2 different types and curve differently. Companies are becoming more innovative when it comes to building these types of escalators.

Spiral Escalator– This type of escalators; have curved steps giving them a fancy sort of appearance. They look very beautiful and attractive and are only manufactured by Mitsubishi since 1985.

Why escalator inspection important?

Why Escalators Can Catch Fire and What Can Be Done to Reduce the Risk. ... A routine NYC escalator inspection ensures that these people movers are safe and in good condition. An important element of these inspections is checking for the risk of fire


Firstly, there’s the risk of injury which can be sustained when using a defective piece of equipment. Examples include entrapment, such as fingers being caught in moving parts of machinery; and explosion, where workers are hit by fragments of the failed item. Safety and welfare; ensuring that plant and machinery are safe to use forms part of this obligation.

Then there’s the risk of business interruption. Many companies rely on their equipment and machinery for keeping things running smoothly. If an engineer judges it to be unsafe, and informs the owner that it should not be used until all identified defects have been resolved, this could have serious repercussions for trade.

Documentation and Reporting

Upon the completion of the escalator inspection an initial test report will be issued providing detailed information about the escalator and all the findings. If any the result of the inspection will be mentioned clearly of any defect and remark found the site engineer will be notified about the problem and instructed on how to fix it in order to pass the inspection.

Later on a safety certificate will be issued carrying the B Safe Safety Stamp our certificates and initial reports are made to be easy to understand, simplicity and accuracy are our aim when it comes to certification and documentation.

B Safe Safety is an authorized body for analysis, inspection, and certification service in UAE.