Safe Use of Lift and Escalator

  1. The Ordinance
  2. Responsibilities of lift / escalator owner
  3. Periodic maintenance and examination
  4. How much do you know about safety devices in lifts
  5. For the safe use of lifts
  6. For the safe use of escalators
  7. What to do when trapped inside a lift

The Ordinance

The use and maintenance of lifts and escalators in Hong Kong are governed by the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance Chapter 618 ("the Ordinance"). No new lifts or escalators shall be used unless permitted by the Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services. In the event of any contravention of the Ordinance, the owner of the lift and escalator shall be subject to prosecution. Service lifts are also under the control of this Ordinance except those installed in factories, industrial undertakings or kitchens in restaurants.