Did you ever trapped in a lift? I did. In this vessel, i experienced to be trapped almost five minutes. Trying to open the lift door and start to think : this is another bad luck! :). So i tried to find the way to get out. i stayed calm, try to remember some crew phone number and called everybody that passed in front of me ( the door has a slight open space to see out) . After three minutes, someone suddenly appeared. He tried to use the lift. I shout on him if i trapped and told him that i need help. Then, sssst, with smile in his face, easily he slide the lift door from outside and told me that this problem sometimes happened. Specially when you reach second deck (it was my current position). Actually its very easy to solve this jammed door problem. What we have to do is simply push the emergency button. Just push the button and the lovely jammed door will be open. Alhamdulillah. At the first sight, i thought that emergency button is planned to be used during fire accident or something big, well it not as great as its look when the function only to open jammed door 😛
That was 5 minutes experience and i dont think it was worth experience. Haha. But at least i experienced to use emergency button and know how to escape during lift door jammed accident 😛
Anyway, just for your information, there is another way to escape : an escape hatch. This hatch usually placed on the top wall of lift box. This hatch supposed to be mandatory safety equipment that every lift must be have. And at last, do not use the lift without knowing how is emergency plan during operation. Believe me, know the lift emergency plan will give you brighter idea how to deal with this machine. Keep safe!!