DateCircular No.Circular[PDF format]Category
 16 Sep 2020 12/2020 Circular No. 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 July 2020 8/2020 Special Maintenance of Lifts – Revamp of EMSD e-Platform for Submission of Information (2.26MB) Administration [Others]
24 July 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 April 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) Lift [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
 9 Sep 2019 5/2019 Written Examination and Briefing Session for Candidates - Applying for RLE or REE (397KB) Administration [Others]
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)
30 Aug 2018 11/2018 Written Examination for Candidates Applying for Registration as Lift and/or Escalator Engineers in 2018 (4.74MB) Administration [Others]
10 Aug 2018 9/2018 Code of Practice for Lift Works and Escalator Works (2018 Edition) (558KB) Administration [Code]
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]
29 Jan 2018 2/2018 Performance Assessment Scheme and Contractor's Performance Rating System (980KB) 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 (1,075KB) 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)
(924KB) 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]
21 Mar 2017 2/2017 Written Examination for Candidates Applying for Registration as Lift and/or Escalator Engineers in 2017 (747KB) Administration [Others]
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]
30 Sep 2016 13/2016 Handover and Takeover of Lift/Escalator Maintenance: Lift and Escalator Unsatisfactory / Uncompleted Maintenance Works and Common Anomalies Report (3.57MB) Administration [Others]
27 Sep 2016 12/2016 Modernization of Existing Escalators (1.09MB) Administration [Others]
21 Sep 2016 11/2016 Code of Practice On the Design and Construction of Lifts and Escalators (2012 Edition) Addendum No. DC02 (8,826KB) Administration [Code]
15 Aug 2016 10/2016 Written Examination for Candidates Applying for Registration as Lift and/or Escalator Engineers in 2016 (4.47MB) 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 (1,073KB) 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]
17 Feb 2016 3/2016 Duties of Registered Lift/Escalator Contractors to Notify the Registrar of the Change in Their Workshops (254KB) Administration [Ordinance]
29 Jan 2016 2/2016 Performance Assessment Scheme and Contractors' Performance Rating System (250KB) Administration [Others]
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 (1359KB) Administration [Others]
24 Sep 2015 10/2015 Probity Guidelines for Registered Lift Engineers and Registered Escalator Engineers (380KB) Administration [Others]
14 Sep 2015 9/2015 Proper Housekeeping on the Top of Lift Cars (167KB) Administration [Others]
14 Aug 2015 8/2015 Written Examination for Candidates Applying for Registration as Lift and/or Escalator Engineers in 2015 (1839KB) Administration [Others]
29 Jul 2015 7/2015 Routine Inspection on Escalator Floor Plate and its associated Supporting Structure (55KB) Administration [Ordinance]
4 Jun 2015 6/2015 Duties of Registered Lift/Escalator Contractors to notify the Director of undertaking of lift/escalator works (831KB) Administration [Ordinance]
26 May 2015 5/2015 Checklist For Handover And Takeover Of Lift/Escalator Maintenance (374KB) Administration [Others]
22 May 2015 4/2015 Duties of Registered Lift/Escalator Contractors to submit incident investigation report to the Director (163KB) Administration [Ordinance]
23 Mar 2015 3/2015 Proper Maintenance of Driving-machine Brake and Safety Gear System for Lifts (284KB) Administration [Code]
2 Mar 2015 2/2015 Display of Use Permits in Lifts (64KB) Administration [Ordinance]
25 Feb 2015 1/2015 Installation of Air-conditioner on Car Top of the Existing Lifts (347KB) Administration [Others]
27 Nov 2014 12/2014 The requirement of wearing safety helmet in lift working environment (807KB) Administration [Others]
15 Aug 2014 10/2014 Replacement of Suspension Ropes Inside Common Lift Shaft (96KB) Administration [Others]
14 Aug 2014 9/2014 Written Examination for Candidates Applying for Registration as Lift and/or Escalator Engineers in 2014 (404KB) 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 5/2014 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]
29 Jan 2014 4/2014 New Presentation Format of Contractors Performance Ratings (568KB) Administration [Others]
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) 
(Only Chinese version is available)
(232KB) Administration [Ordinance]
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 (1,134KB) 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]
15 Jul 2013 6/2013 Written Examination for Candidates Applying for Registration as Lift and/or Escalator Engineers in 2013 (208KB) Administration [Others]
16 Apr 2013 04/2013 Enhanced Control Measures for Subcontracting of Lift/Escalator Works (666KB) Administration [Ordinance]
25 Mar 2013 3/2013 Performance Assessment Scheme and Contractors' Performance Rating System (209KB) Administration [Others]
12 Mar 2013 2/2013 Checking of Hoisting Ropes and Safety Equipment of Lifts (145KB) Administration [Others]
1 Feb 2013 1/2013 Revised Specified Forms for Application for Use Permits for Existing Lifts and Escalators (8.95MB) 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 Log-book for Lifts and Escalators under the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance1 Chapter 618 (330KB) Administration [Ordinance]
Annex 1 (187KB)
30 Nov 2012 12/2012 Issue of Codes of Practice under the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance (Cap. 618) (431KB) Administration [Code]
23 Nov 2012 11/2012 (Addendum No. 1) Commencement of Full Implementation of the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance (Cap. 618) (203KB) Administration [Ordinance]
16 Nov 2012 9/2012 Type Approval of Lifts and Escalators and Safety Components (126KB) Administration [Code]
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]
17 Feb 2012 3/2012 Performance Assessment Scheme and Contractors' Performance Rating System (2.67MB) Administration [Others]
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]
24 May 2010 9/2010 Safety Precautions of Lift Emergency Doors Access (140KB) 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]
19 Jun 2006 5/2006 A Fatal Lift Incident at Tokyo on 3 June, 2006 (84KB) Lift [Accident]
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]
6 Jul 2004 6/2004 Landing Door Interlocks for Manually Operated Landing Doors (86KB) Lift [Landing / Car Door]
28 Nov 2003 18/2003 Control of Access to Restricted Landings (85KB) Lift [Others]
1 Aug 2003 14/2003 Fatal Accident Involving an Electric Lift (93KB) Lift [Accident]
17 Dec 2001 18/2001 Access Way to Lift Well (9KB) Lift [Others]
5 Nov 2001 16/2001 Ventilation of the Lift Well for Vehicle Lift (8KB) Administration [Code]
27 Mar 2001 6/2001 Pattern of Lift Alarm (8KB) Lift [Others]
1 Dec 1999 23/99 Escalators with Adjacent Shutter Gate(s) (21KB) Escalator
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 Mar 1998 6/98 Fatal Incident Involving a Lift (6KB) Lift [Accident]
 11 Nov 1996 14/96 General Freight Lift (6KB) Lift [Overload]
24 Nov 1995 16/95 Broken Treads of Escalator Steps (5KB) Escalator
21 Jul 1995 13/95 Deflector Device at Skirting of Escalators (7KB) Escalator
12 Jul 1995 12/95 Lifts in Construction Site (5KB) Administration [Ordinance]
5 Jun 1995 11/95 Landing Door Interlocks for Lifts with Manual-operated Landing Doors (6KB) Lift [Landing / Car Door]
3 Apr 1995 9/95 Landing Door Lock Bridging Device (5KB) Lift [Landing / Car Door]
16 Sep 1994 16/94 Security/Fire gates installed in front of Lift Entrances (6KB) Lift [Accident]
21 Jul 1994 14/94 Main Drive Chain of Escalators (9KB) Escalator
24 Jun 1994 11/94 Fatal Fire Accident Inside a Lift (5KB) 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]
19 Jan 1989 3/89 Accident with Broken Hoist Ropes of a Car Lift (Machine Anchorage) (5KB) Lift [Accident]
26 Aug 1987   Overload Device (Fail Safe) (7KB) Lift [Overload]