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Latest performance ratings of registered lift and escalator contractors announced
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     The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) today (July 22) announced the performance results of registered lift and escalator contractors for the past 12 months (i.e. from July 2012 to June 2013).

     During the period, the EMSD conducted 9 365 inspections of lifts and escalators. A total of 17 registered lift contractors and 11 registered escalator contractors showed good performance, with records of full compliance in both safety and maintenance aspects. The EMSD also issued seven warning letters to six registered lift contractors and three warning letters to one registered escalator contractor. There were 12 reported lift incidents and seven reported escalator incidents related to equipment failure.

     The ratings results, summaries of the warning letters and equipment failure records are available at the EMSD's website (www.emsd.gov.hk/emsd/eng/pps/le_pub_mpr.shtml).

     The EMSD and the Lift and Escalator Safety Advisory Committee are conducting a review of the Contractors' Performance Rating scheme of registered lift and escalator contractors. Members of the public are welcome to give their views (email: [email protected]; fax: 2504 5970).

Ends/Monday, July 22, 2013
Issued at HKT 15:46

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