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Maintenance of Lifts and Escalators

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

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. Ng Wee Keong

Er. Ng is a practising Professional Engineer. A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Singapore, Er. Ng also holds a Master’s Degree in Accountancy and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He is also a certified trainer with an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA). In addition, Er. Ng is a Specialist Professional Engineer for Access Platform Engineering and Lift & Escalator Engineering. He is also an Authorized Examiner for Lifting Equipment registered with the Ministry of Manpower. He has over 40 years of working experience in the lift industry managing a spectrum of portfolios which include lift design, installation, project and maintenance management, training and curriculum development.


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.

Option 1 (Face-to-Face)Venue: Unit #04-08, Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability
80 Jurong East St 21, Singapore 609607

Option 2 (Live Streaming via RECC Elearning Portal)Username and password will be assigned on receipt of registration and course fees

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

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 

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.

1 Day Training Course

12th Run

Maintenance of Lifts and Escalators

Qualified for 7 PDUs by PE Board

$615.00 / person

Course Date & Venue:

17 July 2024, 9:00am to 6:00pm

Course Objectives

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.

Joining Participants: