Power Failure

In the event the building sustains a power failure and as mentioned previously, the Building is equipped with an Emergency Generator which will provide power for critical operating equipment.  A 5-second delay will occur during the transfer of power.  The Management Staff will immediately check the status of all elevators to determine the presence of entrapments.  The Management Staff will contact the electric utility provider to report the outage. The exact duration of the power outage may not be known to the Management Staff as power lines may have been severed, requiring the attention of the electric utility provider.  If direction from the electric utility company indicates that power will not be restored in a reasonable period of time, this will be communicated via the public address system and a building evacuation will be in order.  If such a decision is made, please refer to the evacuation procedures in the “Evacuations” section of this manual.