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EMSD releases lift and escalator contractors' latest performance ratings

     The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) today (July 23) announced the performance ratings of registered lift and escalator contractors for the past 12 months (from July 2013 to June 2014). It also released maintenance cost information on government lifts for public reference.

     According to the rating results, 33 registered lift contractors and 25 registered escalator contractors were awarded the Safety Star. Among these contractors, 24 registered lift contractors and 17 registered escalator contractors had not been found non-compliant with the safety and maintenance requirements as reported in the last two consecutive announcements of performance results, and were therefore given the highest rating of five Quality Stars. The EMSD conducted 10 569 inspections of lifts and escalators during the period.

     The rating results, conviction records, summaries of the warning letters and equipment failure records are available at the EMSD's website ( The latest maintenance cost information on the lifts in government buildings can also be found on the website (

Ends/Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Issued at HKT 15:41


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