We are delighted to announce that the refurbishment of our lifts has been finalised. This is extremely positive news for us.
As with all refurbishments, there was a lot to learn. During this process I was pleased to learn quite a lot about the operation of lifts; Firstly, one cable has a 25% over capacity to operate the lift car and we have five cables. Secondly, if the speed of the lift increases above normal operating range, a governor initiates a set of brakes on a steel rail, stopping the car.
Some safety history worth highlighting:
According to Wikipedia, “Prior to the September 11th terrorist attacks, the only known free-fall incident in a modern cable-borne elevator happened in 1945 when a B-25 bomber struck the Empire State Building in fog, severing the cables of an elevator cab, which fell from the 75th floor all the way to the bottom of the building, seriously injuring (though not killing) the sole occupant — the elevator operator. However, in Thailand in 2012 the first recorded death in the world from a free falling lift car did occur”.
What we would like to stress to our guests is that lifts are incredibly safe. It is extremely rare that an incident would occur. You can travel to the sixth floor of The Atrium Resort, enjoy the beautiful view of the Broadwater from our rooftop pool and BBQ area looking far South to the Gold Coast with an absolute reassurance that you and your family are in safe hands.