Celebrating over 20 years of Built Environment Education, Research & Advice

Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability

80 Jurong East Street 21
#04-08, Singapore 609607
Tel: (65) 6563 4166
Fax: (65) 6563 4156
Email: enquiry@recc.com.sg

Executive Training Courses



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Lifts/Elevators are an integral part of building services in high-rise buildings. They are however increasingly being installed in low rise building to provide accessibility for the aging population.  Escalators are designed to move people continually between levels of a building, without the need for a waiting time unlike lifts.

Safe operation of lifts and escalators is required as they convey people (and goods); maintenance plays an important role to achieve this and is inevitably legislated. 


The course will provide working knowledge and an understanding of the following aspects of Lifts and Escalators: 

  • System Overview & Fundaments   
  • Types of Systems & Working Principles 
  • System Components & Life Spans
  • Maintenance Requirements: Regulatory & Routine
  • Learning from Lifts & Escalators Accidents

COURSE PROGRAMME (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

  • Lifts / Elevators 
    • Overview of Lifts
    • Lift Operating Systems (Hydraulic Lifts, Traction Lifts)
    • Functional Use of Lifts (Passenger Lifts, Cargo Lifts, Platform Lifts, Home Lifts) 
  • Escalators & Travelators
    • System Overview
    • System Components & How They Work
    • Safety Features 
  • Life Span and Maintenance of Lifts / Elevators
    • Life Span & Maintenance Systems (Overview)
    • Life Span of Lift Systems & Components
    • Maintenance Requirements of Lifts
    • Lift Accidents & Preventive Measures
  • Life Span and Maintenance of Escalators & Travelators
    • Life Span of Systems & Components
    • Maintenance Requirements
    • Escalator Accidents & Preventive Measures


Dr Quah Lee Kiang FRICS

Dr Quah is the Director of the Real Estate & Construction Centre and the Real Estate & Construction Academy in Singapore. She has extensive regional and international experience in Project and Facilities Management & Maintenance research, advice and academia.

Dr Quah led the EU funded project BE4213 Condition Assessment and Maintenance Strategies for Buildings and Building Components, which among other things, sought to develop an objective building condition assessment system. This project formed part of ongoing research over the last 20 years which culminated in Dutch Standard NEN 2767 on Condition Assessment of Buildings, believed to be a ‘world first’.

Dr Quah’s professional and research affiliations include being Coordinator of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) Working Commission 70 on Facilities Management and Maintenance for a decade and past President of the Chartered Institute of Building Singapore Centre.  She was also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Asia Board, Singapore Board and Asia Pacific Sustainability Board.

Dr Quah was conferred an Honorary Fellow by Oxford Brookes University for her work in real estate and construction education and the unusual impact her career has had on this particular academic field in Asia.

Er. Hui Beng Hong PBM MSc Fire Safety Engg, BEng (Mech), CEng, FIES, RI (Mech)

Er. Hui is the Principal of Apelles Consulting Engineers and has been an M&E consultant for more than 25 years. He has acquired a wealth of experience in all aspects of Building Services across many building types. Amongst the services he offers include project management, supervision, inspection, testing and commissioning of the complete range of M & E Engineering Systems and Services.

Dr Lai Weng Chuen

Dr Lai is the General Manager (Lifts & Playground) at EM Services Pte Ltd. He has over 30 years of industry experience in spanning Research, Product Development Consultancy, Automation, Photonics, Water Analysis, Fire Protection, Scoreboards, Telemetry and Vertical Transportation. Dr Lai has also been serving as a Committee Member of the Singapore Lift & Escalator Contractor & Manufacturer Association (SLECMA) since 2012.

Lai Kwok Hoe 

Mr Lai has close to 25 years of work experience in the lift and escalator industry. He is presently the Department Manager (Maintenance Department) at Hitachi Elevator Asia Pte Ltd. He is also their appointed in-house trainer for junior engineers/officers, supervisors & senior technicians as well as overseas agents on Maintenance knowledge and troubleshooting.  


Tuesday 29 Jan 2019 / Thursday 21 Mar 2019

Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability
80 Jurong East St 21, Singapore 609607


$615 nett per person. Course fees includes full colour course documentation and refreshments at tea breaks. 

For individuals, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory. NTUC members may claim up to $250 under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). 


The course will benefit those who have a vested interest in buildings including:

  • Developers
  • Building Owners
  • Government Officials
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Contractors/Sub-Contractors/Suppliers
  • Property Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Management Corporations
  • Town Councils
  • and Others


Cancellations made one week before the scheduled commencement date of the course will be subjected to an administrative fee of $100.00. The full fee of $615.00 will be payable thereafter for any cancellation; substitutions can be made at any time.


Mr Ken Chew
Tel: 6563 4166
Fax: 6563 4156 
E-mail: exectrg@recc.com.sg


It may be necessary for reasons beyond RECC’s control, to change the content and timing of the programme and the identity of the course leader/s.



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