by Fartash Razmjoo
Featured in Elevator World May 2016 issue

KJA Senior Consultant Fartash Razmjoo has a detailed guide published in the May 2016 elevator industry magazine Elevator World.  The article provides a detailed overview of on the various daily tasks and responsibilities an escalator owner must keep in mind.

Injuries occur about 15 times more frequently on escalators than elevators. About 10,000 escalator-related injuries per year result in emergency-room treatment in the U.S. Most of these accidents can be avoided if safety issues are addressed. People who use escalators generally do not recognize the risks and possible dangers associated with these devices, and some escalator service technicians do not consistently adhere to safety protocol. The fact that serious or fatal injuries continue to occur globally underscores the need for diligent implementation of safety measures at all levels.

Fartash Razmjoo, Elevator World May 2016 issue

For more Elevator World publications, visit to subscribe

Fartash Razmjoo is a mechanical engineer with many years of experience in various industries, including more than 15 years in the elevator and escalator industry. Razmjoo currently works with KJA Consultants Inc., where he is involved in all aspects of the firm’s operations, including design, modernization, inspection, project supervision and code consulting. Prior to joining KJA, Razmjoo worked for one of the world’s largest elevator companies for more than eight years and served as head of the escalator division in Iran. He has many years of experience in all aspects of the industry, including maintenance, service and new construction. He has taught elevator and escalator courses at Koosha Technology College in Iran for four years and is coauthor of Escalator Safety (available from, as well as many papers published in Iran.