Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA) announced a series of measures to improve lift safety and reliability, from July 2016, lift maintenance will be tightened.
The move comes after the series of report in lift-related accidents over the last couple of months.
The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) noted that maintenance for existing regulatory regime is required at least once a month, and should undergo with inspection, examination as well as testing once a year.
As a matter of fact, regular audit checks of BCA shows that most Singapore lifts are safe to operate with good condition.
The new measures to enhance lift will see BCA presenting proper maintenance standards connected to key outcomes, on top of the existing regulatory regime for lifts maintenance.
Owner of current lift is needed to apply an Authorised Examiner (AE) to take a full commissioning tests and inspection to ensure they comply with local standards. After that, Authorised Examiner (AE) will release a certificate to the lift owner.
Singapore BCA will added more informations on new measures, including building up of qualified lift personnel and training programmes which will be announced later.