Lifts and Escalators Third Party Examination on Trial for Strengthening Protection for Clients’ Facilities

Under the prevailing legislation, registered lift and escalator contractors are obliged to thoroughly examine lifts and escalators at intervals not exceeding 12 months and 6 months respectively to ensure lift and escalator safety. In order to strengthen the management of our contractors, enhance operation transparency and further improve service quality, the EMSD introduces a third party examination programme for trial. In addition to the examination by the contractors, independent registered lift or escalator engineers are arranged to conduct joint examination to detect potential risks. This will benefit the long-term operation and safety of clients’ lifts and escalators. Independent registered engineers assist the examination by providing objective technical opinion from an impartial and professional perspective while sharing good practices of the industry, which will help manage the maintenance quality of contractors and further assure our clients.