Circulars

DateCircular No.Circular[PDF format]Category
3 Mar 2022 6/2022 Renewal of Registrations of Registered Persons during the Pandemic  (Only Chinese version is available) (413KB) Administration [Others]
3 Mar 2022 5/2022 New Model of Oral Interview for Registration as Lift / Escalator Engineers (2.29 MB) Administration [Others]
18 Feb 2022 4/2022 Analysis of the Reportable Incidents for Lifts / Escalators in 2021 (1.38MB) Administration [Accident]
28 Jan 2022 3/2022 Acquisition of Professional Status by Lift / Escalator Trade Practitioners  (1.58MB) Administration [Others]
Guidance Notes of the Mechanical Discipline (333KB)
Guidance Notes of the CAI Discipline (310KB)
25 Jan 2022 2/2022 Planning for the Rising Demand for Lift/Escalator Services  (938KB) Administration [Others]
3 Jan 2022 1/2022 Code of Practice on the Design and Construction of Lifts and Escalators (2021 Edition)  (555KB) Administration [Code]
1 Nov 2021 10/2021 Written Examination and Briefing Session for Candidates Applying for Registration as Lift and / or Escalator Engineer (5.24MB) Administration [Others]
29 Sep 2021 9/2021 Strengthening the Monitoring of Periodic Examinations - Submission of Photos after Periodic Examinations (530KB) Administration [Others]
23 Sep 2021 8/2021 Keeping maintenance photos of major components of lifts/escalators (Only Chinese version is available) (1.04MB) Administration [Others]
17 Sep 2021 7/2021 Arrangement of submission from RC on a works gang handling over 6 installations of maintenance works per day notification (Only Chinese version is available) (2.62MB) Administration [Others]
23 Aug 2021 6/2021 Points to Note for Incorporation of Innovation and Technology Solutions into Lift/Escalator Works and Lift/Escalator Installations (402KB) Administration [Others]
15 Apr 2021 5/2021 Revised Specified Form LE7 – Application For A Resumption Permit For Resuming The Use And Operation Of A Lift Or An Escalator After Major Alteration under the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance, Chapter 618 (314KB) Administration [Others]
13 Apr 2021 4/2021 Notification of Major Lift/Escalator Incidents (407KB) Administration [Accident]
31 Mar 2021 3/2021 Takeover_of_Lift_Esc Maintenance_Works_Submission_of_T&E_Reports_via_EMSD_e-Platform (642KB) Administration [Others]
28 Jan 2021 2/2021 Analysis of the Reportable Incidents for Lifts/Escalators in 2020 (688KB) Administration [Others]
18 Jan 2021 1/2021 Formatting Requirements for Amendments to Lift/Escalator Incident Investigation Reports (123KB) Administration [Others]
1 Dec 2020 15/2020 Territory wide Fleet check for Flexible Couplings of Escalators (444KB) Escalator
19 Nov 2020 13/2020 Updated Testing and Examination Reports for Takeover of Lift & Escalator Maintenance Works (399KB) Administration [Others]
30 Sep 2020 10/2020 Performance Assessment Scheme – Contractors’ Performance Rating System (2MB) Administration [Others]
16 Sep 2020 12/2020 Periodic Maintenance of Lifts and Escalators - Submission of Routine Maintenance Schedule via EMSD e-Platform (1.08MB) Administration [Others]
8 Sep 2020 11/2020 Launch of Online LE7 Inspection Booking System (278KB) Administration [Others]
21 Aug 2020 9/2020 Written Examination and Briefing Session for Candidates Applying for Registration as Lift and or Escalator Engineers (2.71MB) Administration [Others]
28 Jul 2020 8/2020 Special Maintenance of Lifts – Revamp of EMSD e-Platform for Submission of Information (2.26MB) Administration [Others]
24 Jul 2020 7/2020 Revised Specified Form LE12 – Application for a Use Permit Permitting an Escalator to Continue to be Used and Operated under the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance, Chapter 618 (506KB) Administration [Others]
22 May 2020 6/2020 Virtual Reality-based Lift Maintenance Simulator (VRLMS) (359KB) Administration [Others]
11 May 2020 5/2020 Submission of Notification forSubcontracting Periodic Examination (345KB) Administration [Others]
17 Apr 2020 4/2020 Extension of Grace period for First Brake Load Tests for Existing Escalators (323KB) Escalator
29 Jan 2020 3/2020 Analysis of the Reportable Incidents for Lifts and Escalators in 2019
(Readable Text Version)
(635KB) Administration [Accident]
29 Jan 2020 2/2020 Submission of Incident Notifications and Incident Investigation Reports (363KB) Administration [Others]
17 Jan 2020 1/2020 Closer Monitoring of Escalator Handrails (265KB) Escalator
25 Oct 2019 7/2019 Industrial Fatal Lift Incident during Lift Installation (191KB) Lift [Accident]
24 Sep 2019 6/2019 Guidance on Incorporation of Handrail Cleaners into Escalators (324KB) Escalator
30 Aug 2019 4/2019 Code of Practice on the Design and Construction of Lifts and Escalators (2019 Edition) (351KB) Administration [Code]
24 Jul 2019 3/2019 Guidelines on Installation of Lift and Safety Components in compliance with EN81-20&50:2014 (2nd Stage of Implementation) (348 KB) Administration [Ordinance]
25 Jan 2019 1/2019 Special Maintenance of Lifts - Submission of Information via EMSD e-Platform (619KB) Administration [Others]
19 Oct 2018 12/2018 Revised Specified Form – Application for a Use Permit Permitting a Lift to Continue to be Used and Operated (Form LE11) under the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance, Chapter 618 (1.46MB) Administration [Ordinance]
Form LE11 - Application for a Use Permit Permitting a Lift to Continue to be Used and Operated (390KB)
10 Aug 2018 10/2018 New Specified Form - Log-book for Lifts (LE50L) under the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance Ordinance, Chapter 618 (574KB) Administration [Ordinance]
6 Aug 2018 8/2018 Guidelines on Installation of Lift and Safety Components in compliance with EN81-20&50:2014 (1st stage of implementation) (706KB) Administration [Ordinance]
9 Jul 2018 6/2018 Periodic Brake System Overhaul Maintenance for Lifts (627KB) Administration [Code]
5 Jul 2018 7/2018 Special Inspections of Brake System for Dong Yang Lifts (1.37MB) Administration [Others]
27 Mar 2018 4/2018 Requirement for Subcontracting Lift/Escalator Works to Others (1.16MB) Administration [Ordinance]
15 Mar 2018 3/2018 Phasing Out the Transitional Arrangements for the Registrations as Registered Lift/Escalator Engineer and Registered Lift/Escalator Worker (1.39MB) Administration [Ordinance]
31 Jan 2018 1/2018 New Construction Workers Registration Card Serves More Than One Purpose (954KB) Administration [Others]
17 Nov 2017 12/2017 Type Approval of Lifts and Safety Components in compliance with EN81-20&50:2014 (1.39MB) Administration [Ordinance]
25 Aug 2017 10/2017 Brake Load Test for Escalators in Periodic Examination (3.05MB) Administration [Ordinance]
30 Jun 2017 11/2017 Provision of Spare Parts in the Lift and Escalator Maintenance Industry (910KB) Administration [Others]
30 Jun 2017 7/2017 Issue Regarding Installation of Air-conditioner on Car Top of the Existing Lifts
(Only Chinese version is available)
(959KB) Administration [Others]
2 Jun 2017 9/2017 Periodic Maintenance and Examination of Lifts - Brake System Maintenance, Checking, Examination, Repair and Replacement (1.08MB) Administration [Code]
29 May 2017 8/2017 Examination of Escalators - Inspection of Escalator Driving System (981KB) Administration [Code]
28 Apr 2017 5/2017 Issue Regarding Lift/Escalator Maintenance Work Assignment
(Only Chinese version is available)
(915KB) Administration [Others]
7 Apr 2017 3/2017 Checking, Adjustment, Inspection and Examination of Broken-Drive-Chain Device and Drive Chain in Escalators during Periodic Maintenance and Periodic Examination (753KB) Administration [Code]
16 Jan 2017 1/2017 Periodic Maintenance and Examination of Lifts - Traction Machine Maintenance, Checking, Examination, Repair and Replacement (612KB) Administration [Code]
12 Oct 2016 14/2016 Identify Potential Risk of Unintended Car Movement (915KB) Administration [Code]
30 Sep 2016 15/2016 e-Platform for Reporting Schedule of Periodic Testing and Examination of Lifts/Escalators (566KB) Administration [Others]
27 Sep 2016 12/2016 Modernization of Existing Escalators (1.09MB) Administration [Others]
11 Aug 2016 9/2016 CPD Requirements for Renewal of Registration as Registered Lift / Escalator Engineers (1.09MB) Administration [Ordinance]
8 Aug 2016 8/2016 Guidelines on Maximum number of Lifts and Escalators to be examined and certified by an Registered Engineer in a single day (623KB) Administration [Ordinance]
15 Jul 2016 7/2016 Examination of Lifts – Inspection of Levelling Accuracy (1.07MB) Administration [Code]
23 Jun 2016 6/2016 Training Requirement for Renewal of Registration as Registered Lift/Escalator Workers (524KB) Administration [Ordinance]
17 Mar 2016 5/2016 Probity Guidelines for Registered Lift and Escalator Workers (329KB) Administration [Others]
3 Mar 2016 4/2016 Assessment of Past Performance of Registered Persons in Approving Renewal Registration (473KB) Administration [Ordinance]
15 Jan 2016 1/2016 Probity Guidelines for Registered Lift Contractors and Registered Escalator Contractors (196KB) Administration [Others]
31 Dec 2015 13/2015 Revised Checklist for Handover and Takeover of Lift/Escalator Maintenance (358KB) Administration [Others]
17 Nov 2015 12/2015 Improvement Measure on Escalator Floor Plate and its associated Supporting Structure (318KB) Administration [Code]
25 Sep 2015 11/2015 Revised Practice Note on Lift and Escalator Installations Issued by Building Department (1.36MB) Administration [Others]
24 Sep 2015 10/2015 Probity Guidelines for Registered Lift Engineers and Registered Escalator Engineers (380KB) Administration [Others]
4 Jun 2015 6/2015 Duties of Registered Lift/Escalator Contractors to notify the Director of undertaking of lift/escalator works (831KB) Administration [Ordinance]
22 May 2015 4/2015 Duties of Registered Lift/Escalator Contractors to submit incident investigation report to the Director (163KB) Administration [Ordinance]
2 Mar 2015 2/2015 Display of Use Permits in Lifts (64KB) Administration [Ordinance]
27 Nov 2014 12/2014 The requirement of wearing safety helmet in lift working environment (807KB) Administration [Others]
12 Aug 2014 8/2014 Requirements for the Log-book Entry related to the Suspension of Maintenance Works to carry out other Emergency Work and the Lift Maintenance Work Assignment
(Only Chinese version is available)
(244KB) Administration [Others]
16 Apr 2014 07/2014 Revision of the Specified Form (LE3) for Notification of Commencement of Works (124KB) Administration [Others]
2 Apr 2014 06/2014 Requirement for Carrying out Electrical Works for Lift and Escalator Installations (127KB) Administration [Ordinance]
17 Mar 2014 05/2014 Duties of Registered Lift/Escalator Contractors to Notify Registrar of Certain Changes (219KB) Administration [Others]
24 Feb 2014 3/2014A Improvement of the Barrier Free Access – Extension on the Travel Height of the Vertical Lifting Platform from 4m to 7m and Update of the Cross References for the Barrier Free Access (167KB) Administration [Code]
20 Jan 2014 3/2014 Improvement of the Barrier Free Access – Extension on the Travel Height of the Vertical Lifting Platform from 4 M to 7 M and Update of the Cross References for the Barrier Free Access (258KB) Administration [Code]
2 Jan 2014 1/2014 The Transition Arrangements for Change of Routes to become a “Registered Lift and Escalator Worker” under the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance (Cap. 618) (232KB) Administration [Ordinance]
Appendix - To List the Workers Who Employed before 2014 but not Registered
(Only Chinese version is available)
(133KB)
24 Dec 2013 08/2013 Improvement on Lift Maintenance Works (216KB) Administration [Others]
5 Sep 2013 7/2013 Examination of Lifts – Inspection of Suspension System (1.13MB) Administration [Code]
26 Jul 2013 5/2013 New Requirement on Lift Regarding Safety Circuit Containing Electronic Components and/or Programmable Electronic System (PESSAL) (240KB) Administration [Code]
16 Apr 2013 04/2013 Enhanced Control Measures for Subcontracting of Lift/Escalator Works (666KB) Administration [Ordinance]
27 Dec 2012 15/2012 Application for Permission to Subcontract Maintenance of CCTV System in Lifts (179KB) Administration [Ordinance]
Application Form (378KB)
13 Dec 2012 14/2012 Issue of the Specified Forms under the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance (Cap. 618) (201KB) Administration [Ordinance]
12 Dec 2012 13/2012 Annex 1 (187KB) Administration [Ordinance]
23 Nov 2012 11/2012 (Addendum No. 1) Commencement of Full Implementation of the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance (Cap. 618) (203KB) Administration [Ordinance]
27 Aug 2012 7/2012 Written Examination for Candidates Applying for Registration as Lift and/or Escalator Engineers in 2012 (2.10MB) Administration [Others]
10 May 2012 5/2012 Enactment of the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance (Cap. 618) (242KB) Administration [Ordinance]
15 Nov 2011 19/2011 Guidelines for Modernising Existing Lifts (114KB) Administration [Others]
5 Sep 2011 16/2011 Provision of Voltage-Dips Ride-Through Device (116KB) Administration [Others]
11 Jul 2011 10/2011 Protection of Unintentional Reversal of the Direction of Travel in Escalators (248KB) Escalator
6 Jul 2011 9/2011 Protection of Unintentional Reversal of the Direction of Travel in Escalators (144KB) Escalator
19 May 2011 5/2011 Installation, Maintenance and Examination of Escalator Steps (220KB) Escalator
13 Sep 2010 15/2010 Periodic Maintenance of Lifts - Counterweight Checking and Examination (142KB) Administration [Others]
16 Jul 2010 11/2010 Braking System of Lift (141KB) Administration [Others]
21 Dec 2009 23/2009 Touch-sensitive Lift Buttons (105KB) Lift [Others]
29 Sep 2009 19/2009 Effective Lift Buttons (93KB) Lift [Others]
22 Sep 2009 17/2009 Effective Locking of Landing Doors of Lifts (103KB) Lift [Landing / Car Door]
5 Mar 2007 5/2007 Requirements of Common Keys for Stairlifts (97KB) Lift [Others]
25 Jan 2007 2/2007 Detection of Crack at Traction Sheave Shaft of Lift Machine (90KB) Lift [Others]
13 Oct 2006 10/2006 Preventing Blockage of Oil Holes in Gearbox of Lift Machine (87KB) Lift [Others]
29 Dec 2005 14/2005 Braking System of Lift (87KB) Lift [Others]
20 Jul 2005 7/2005 Fatal Lift Incident Involving Manual Operated Landing Door (84KB) Lift [Accident]
18 Jul 2005 6/2005 Use of Pull-rivets for Fixing Objects (85KB) Escalator and Lift [Others]
28 Nov 2003 18/2003 Control of Access to Restricted Landings (85KB) Lift [Others]
17 Dec 2001 18/2001 Access Way to Lift Well (9KB) Lift [Others]
27 Mar 2001 6/2001 Pattern of Lift Alarm (8KB) Lift [Others]
25 Aug 1999 16/99 Control Buttons of Lifts for Persons with a Disability (18KB) Administration [Code]
24 May 1999 11/99 Lifts with Counterweight Pulley (5KB) Lift [Accident]
24 Nov 1995 16/95 Broken Treads of Escalator Steps (5KB) Escalator
12 Jul 1995 12/95 Lifts in Construction Site (5KB) Administration [Ordinance]
16 Sep 1994 16/94 Security/Fire gates installed in front of Lift Entrances (6KB) Lift [Accident]
17 May 1994 8/94 Manually Operated Collapsible Car Gate (21KB) Lift [Landing / Car Door]
27 Sep 1993 5/93 Overload Device (5KB) Lift [Overload]
7 Mar 1989 4/89 Insufficent Safety Device for Car/Landing Doors of Old Lifts (6KB) Lift [Landing / Car Door]
26 Aug 1987   Overload Device (Fail Safe) (7KB) Lift [Overload]

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