Lifts and Escalators Ordinance


Published: 2012-08-02

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Chapter: 618 Lifts and Escalators Ordinance Gazette Number Version Date

Long title E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


An Ordinance to provide for the safety of lifts and escalators, including the registration of contractors, engineers and
workers for the purposes of carrying out lift works and escalator works; and to provide for consequential,
incidental and related matters.


[Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7

Division 1 of Part 4
Sections 123, 124, 125, 145, 146, 149,
153, 154 and 155





} 3 July 2012

L.N. 85 of 2012

The uncommenced provisions of the
Ordinance, other than the following
provisions-
section 9(4) (in so far as it relates to the
contravention of section 9(2))

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section 13(4) (in so far as it relates to the contravention of section 13(2)
section 39(3)

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section 43(4) (in so far as it relates to the contravention of section 43(2)) } 17 December 2012
L.N. 165 of 2012

section 45(4) (in so far as it relates to the
contravention of section 45(2))
section 69(2)

}

sections 8(2), 9(2), 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26
of Schedule 16

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Section 9(4) (in so far as it relates to the
contravention of section 9(2))



}

Section 13(4) (in so far as it relates to the contravention of section 13(2)
Section 39(3)

}

2 April 2013




L.N. 166 of 2012

Section 43(4) (in so far as it relates to the
contravention of section 43(2)) }

Section 45(4) (in so far as it relates to the contravention of section 45(2))
Section 69(2)

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Sections 8(2), 9(2), 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18
and 22 of Schedule 16



} 2 January 2014

L.N. 164 of 2013]


(Enacting provision omitted—E.R. 2 of 2012)


(Originally 8 of 2012)

(*Format changes—E.R. 2 of 2012)



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Note:
* The format of the Ordinance has been updated to the current legislative styles.

Part: 1 Preliminary L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012




Section: 1 Short title and commencement L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012


(1) This Ordinance may be cited as the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance.
(2) This Ordinance comes into operation on a day to be appointed by the Secretary for Development by notice

published in the Gazette.

Section: 2 Interpretation L.N. 164 of 2013 02/01/2014


(1) In this Ordinance—
affected part (受影響部分)—

(a) in relation to a lift, means any part of the lift, or any associated equipment or machinery of the lift, affected
by any major alteration of the lift; and

(b) in relation to an escalator, means any part of the escalator, or any associated equipment or machinery of the
escalator, affected by any major alteration of the escalator;

appeal board (上訴委員會) means an appeal board established under section 118(1);
associated equipment or machinery (相聯設備或機械), in relation to a lift or escalator, means any component,

device, equipment or machinery for, of or connected with the lift or escalator, including any safety component
and safety equipment for the lift or escalator;

building (建築物) means a building as defined by section 2(1) of the Buildings Ordinance (Cap 123);
carrier (運載裝置) means a car, cage or platform intended for carrying any person or thing;
certificate of registration (註冊證書) means a certificate of registration issued under section 98 or a duplicate

certificate issued under section 100;
chairperson (主席) means—

(a) in relation to a disciplinary board, the chairperson of the board elected under Schedule 12; and
(b) in relation to an appeal board, the chairperson of the board elected under Schedule 14;

code of practice (《實務守則》) means—
(a) a code of practice issued under section 145(1) as revised from time to time under section 145(3); or
(b) a code of practice, or any part of a code of practice, approved under section 146(1) as revised and approved

from time to time under section 146(3);
contract of employment (僱傭合約) means a contract of employment as defined by section 2(1) of the Employment

Ordinance (Cap 57);
court (法院), except in section 147, means—

(a) a court as defined by section 3 of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance (Cap 1); or
(b) a magistrate;

Director (署長) means the Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services;
disciplinary board (紀律審裁委員會) means a disciplinary board established under section 110(1);
disciplinary offence (違紀行為) means a disciplinary offence as defined by section 107;
enforcement officer (執法人員) means—

(a) the Director; or
(b) an officer appointed to be an enforcement officer under section 124;

escalator (自動梯) means—
(a) an inclined, continuous stairway that is driven by mechanical power and is used for—

(i) raising passengers;
(ii) lowering passengers; or



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(iii) both of the purposes mentioned in subparagraphs (i) and (ii); or
(b) a passenger conveyor that is a continuous walkway driven by mechanical power and is used for conveying

passengers on the same or between different traffic levels;
escalator works (自動梯工程) includes any kind of work concerning the installation, commissioning, examination,

maintenance, repair, alteration or demolition of an escalator or any associated equipment or machinery of an
escalator;

examine (檢驗) includes inspect and test;
function (職能), in relation to a person, includes a power and a duty;
goods lift (載貨升降機) means a lift used, or intended to be used, exclusively for conveying goods or materials, or

both;
hearing (聆訊) means—

(a) in relation to a disciplinary board, the hearing of a complaint alleging a disciplinary offence against a
registered person; and

(b) in relation to an appeal board, the hearing of an appeal under section 115(1);
incident (事故) means any of the incidents specified in Schedule 7;
industrial undertaking (工業經營 ) means an industrial undertaking within the meaning of the Factories and

Industrial Undertakings Ordinance (Cap 59);
inspect (檢查)—

(a) in relation to a lift, means to visually and physically check the lift or any part of the lift, or any associated
equipment or machinery of the lift, so as to compare its physical and operational characteristics with
predetermined conditions; and

(b) in relation to an escalator, means to visually and physically check the escalator or any part of the escalator,
or any associated equipment or machinery of the escalator, so as to compare its physical and operational
characteristics with predetermined conditions;

lift (升降機) means—
(a) a lifting machine or appliance having a carrier the direction of movement of which is restricted by one or

more guides; or
(b) a mechanized vehicle parking system,
but does not include an escalator;

lift works (升降機工程) includes any kind of work concerning the installation, commissioning, examination,
maintenance, repair, alteration or demolition of a lift or any associated equipment or machinery of a lift;

maintenance works (保養工程) means the following works—
(a) in relation to a lift, works that are for the purposes of keeping the lift or any of its associated equipment or

machinery in safe working order, including any inspection, cleaning, oiling, adjusting, repair, replacement
and alteration of the lift or any of its associated equipment or machinery for those purposes; and

(b) in relation to an escalator, works that are for the purposes of keeping the escalator or any of its associated
equipment or machinery in safe working order, including any inspection, cleaning, oiling, adjusting, repair,
replacement and alteration of the escalator or any of its associated equipment or machinery for those
purposes;

major alteration (主要更改) means—
(a) in relation to a lift, any major alteration as defined by section 1 of Schedule 1; and
(b) in relation to an escalator, any major alteration as defined by section 2 of Schedule 1;

mechanized vehicle parking system (機械化泊車系統) means a mechanical plant that has a power operated
mechanism for conveying a vehicle to a parking space within the plant;

periodic maintenance works (定期保養工程) means the following maintenance works—
(a) in relation to a lift, the inspection, cleaning, oiling and adjusting of the lift and any of its associated

equipment or machinery; and
(b) in relation to an escalator, the inspection, cleaning, oiling and adjusting of the escalator and any of its

associated equipment or machinery;
prescribed fee (訂明費用), in relation to any matter, means the fee payable under this Ordinance in relation to the

matter and prescribed by a regulation made under section 155;



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qualified person (合資格人士)—
(a) in relation to any lift works concerning the commissioning or examination of a lift or any part of a lift, or

any associated equipment or machinery of the lift, means—
(i) a registered lift engineer; or
(ii) a registered lift worker who is qualified to carry out the works and who—

(A) is employed under a contract of employment by the registered lift contractor who undertakes the
works;

(B) has undertaken the works in the capacity of a registered lift contractor; or
(C) is a partner in the partnership that has undertaken the works in the capacity of a registered lift

contractor;
(iii) (Repealed 8 of 2012 ss. 156 & 160)

(b) in relation to any other lift works, means—
(i) a registered lift engineer who—

(A) is employed under a contract of employment by the registered lift contractor who undertakes the
works;

(B) has undertaken the works in the capacity of a registered lift contractor; or
(C) is a partner in the partnership that has undertaken the works in the capacity of a registered lift

contractor; or
(ii) a registered lift worker who is qualified to carry out the works and who—

(A) is employed under a contract of employment by the registered lift contractor who undertakes the
works;

(B) has undertaken the works in the capacity of a registered lift contractor; or
(C) is a partner in the partnership that has undertaken the works in the capacity of a registered lift

contractor;
(iii) (Repealed 8 of 2012 ss. 156 & 160)

(c) in relation to any escalator works concerning the commissioning or examination of an escalator or any part
of an escalator, or any associated equipment or machinery of the escalator, means—
(i) a registered escalator engineer; or
(ii) a registered escalator worker who is qualified to carry out the works and who—

(A) is employed under a contract of employment by the registered escalator contractor who
undertakes the works;

(B) has undertaken the works in the capacity of a registered escalator contractor; or
(C) is a partner in the partnership that has undertaken the works in the capacity of a registered

escalator contractor; and
(iii) (Repealed 8 of 2012 ss. 156 & 160)

(d) in relation to any other escalator works, means—
(i) a registered escalator engineer who—

(A) is employed under a contract of employment by the registered escalator contractor who
undertakes the works;

(B) has undertaken the works in the capacity of a registered escalator contractor; or
(C) is a partner in the partnership that has undertaken the works in the capacity of a registered

escalator contractor; or
(ii) a registered escalator worker who is qualified to carry out the works and who—

(A) is employed under a contract of employment by the registered escalator contractor who
undertakes the works;

(B) has undertaken the works in the capacity of a registered escalator contractor; or
(C) is a partner in the partnership that has undertaken the works in the capacity of a registered

escalator contractor;
(iii) (Repealed 8 of 2012 ss. 156 & 160)

Note—
For paragraphs (a)(ii), (b)(ii), (c)(ii) and (d)(ii)—see subsection (2) which sets out the criteria for determining whether a registered lift

worker or registered escalator worker is qualified to carry out any particular lift works or escalator works. (Amended 8 of 2012 ss.
156 & 160)



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rated load (額定負載), in relation to a lift or escalator, means the maximum load which the lift or escalator is
designed to carry and for which normal operation of the lift or escalator is guaranteed by the manufacturer of the
lift or escalator;

rated speed (額定速度)—
(a) in relation to a lift, means the speed of the carrier of the lift at which the lift is designed to travel in normal

circumstances and at which normal operation of the lift is guaranteed by the manufacturer of the lift; and
(b) in relation to an escalator, means the speed of the steps, the pallets or the belt of the escalator at which the

escalator is designed to travel in normal circumstances and at which normal operation of the escalator is
guaranteed by the manufacturer of the escalator;

Register of Escalator Contractors (自動梯承辦商名冊) means the register established and kept under section
105(1)(b);

Register of Escalator Engineers (自動梯工程師名冊) means the register established and kept under section
105(1)(d);

Register of Escalator Workers (自動梯工程人員名冊) means the register established and kept under section
105(1)(f);

Register of Lift Contractors (升降機承辦商名冊) means the register established and kept under section 105(1)(a);
Register of Lift Engineers (升降機工程師名冊) means the register established and kept under section 105(1)(c);
Register of Lift Workers (升降機工程人員名冊) means the register established and kept under section 105(1)(e);
registered escalator contractor (註冊自動梯承辦商) means a person who is registered under section 86 and whose

registration is in force;
registered escalator engineer (註冊自動梯工程師) means a person who is registered under section 90 and whose

registration is in force;
registered escalator worker (註冊自動梯工程人員) means a person who is registered under section 94 and whose

registration is in force;
registered lift contractor (註冊升降機承辦商) means a person who is registered under section 74 and whose

registration is in force;
registered lift engineer (註冊升降機工程師) means a person who is registered under section 78 and whose

registration is in force;
registered lift worker (註冊升降機工程人員) means a person who is registered under section 82 and whose

registration is in force;
registered person (註冊人士) means—

(a) a registered escalator contractor;
(b) a registered escalator engineer;
(c) a registered escalator worker;
(d) a registered lift contractor;
(e) a registered lift engineer; or
(f) a registered lift worker;

Registrar (註冊主任) means the person appointed under section 72 to be the Registrar of Registered Contractors,
Engineers and Workers (Lifts and Escalators);

registration card (註冊證) means a registration card issued under section 99 or a duplicate card issued under section
100;

repealed Ordinance (《已廢除條例》) means the Lifts and Escalators (Safety) Ordinance (Cap 327) as in force
before the coming into operation of section 157;

responsible person (負責人) means—
(a) in relation to a lift—

(i) a person who owns the lift; or
(ii) any other person who has the management or control of the lift; and

(b) in relation to an escalator—
(i) a person who owns the escalator; or
(ii) any other person who has the management or control of the escalator;



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Note—
See also subsection (3).

resumption permit (復用證) means—
(a) in relation to a lift, a permit issued under section 28 in respect of the lift; and
(b) in relation to an escalator, a permit issued under section 58 in respect of the escalator;

safety component (安全部件) means—
(a) in relation to a lift, a component or device or any other thing specified in Part 1 of Schedule 2; and
(b) in relation to an escalator, a component or device or any other thing specified in Part 2 of Schedule 2;

safety equipment (安全設備) means—
(a) in relation to a lift, a component or device or any other thing specified in Part 1 of Schedule 3; and
(b) in relation to an escalator, a component or device or any other thing specified in Part 2 of Schedule 3;

Secretary (局長) means the Secretary for Development;
service lift (載物升降機) means a lift the rated load of which is not more than 250 kg and that has a car or cage of

which the floor area is not more than 1 m2 and the height is not more than 1.2 m;
specified form (指明表格) means a form specified by the Director under section 153;
specified person (指明人士), in relation to any lift works or escalator works, means—

(a) the Director; or
(b) a person authorized by the Director under section 123;

technical institution (技術院校) means a technical college or technical institute as defined by section 2 of the
Vocational Training Council Ordinance (Cap 1130);

use permit (准用證) means—
(a) in relation to a lift, a permit issued under section 26 in respect of the lift; and
(b) in relation to an escalator, a permit issued under section 56 in respect of the escalator;

vehicle (車輛) means a vehicle as defined by section 2 of the Road Traffic Ordinance (Cap 374);
Vocational Training Council (職業訓練局) means the Vocational Training Council established under section 4 of

the Vocational Training Council Ordinance (Cap 1130).
(Amended 8 of 2012 ss. 156 & 160)

(2) For the purposes of the definition of qualified person—
(a) a registered lift worker is qualified to carry out any particular lift works if—

(i) the registration of the worker is for all kinds of lift works; or
(ii) the registration of the worker is for one or more, but not all, kinds of lift works and the particular lift

works fall within a kind of lift works in respect of which the registration is granted; and
(b) a registered escalator worker is qualified to carry out any particular escalator works if—

(i) the registration of the worker is for all kinds of escalator works; or
(ii) the registration of the worker is for one or more, but not all, kinds of escalator works and the particular

escalator works fall within a kind of escalator works in respect of which the registration is granted.
(Amended 8 of 2012 ss. 156 & 160)

(c)-(d) (Repealed 8 of 2012 ss. 156 & 160)
(3) For the purposes of the definition of responsible person—

(a) a person is not to be regarded as a person who has the management or control of a lift only because the
person does one or more of the following acts—
(i) uses the lift;
(ii) operates the lift;
(iii) carries out any lift works in relation to the lift; and

(b) a person is not to be regarded as a person who has the management or control of an escalator only because
the person does one or more of the following acts—
(i) uses the escalator;
(ii) operates the escalator;
(iii) carries out any escalator works in relation to the escalator.

(4) For the purposes of sections 17, 18, 36, 48, 49 and 66, a person engages in any lift works or escalator works if
the person personally carries out the works, or supervises any other person to carry out the works.

(5) For the purposes of this Ordinance, regard must be had to the relevant code of practice in determining—



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(a) whether adequate safety precautions are taken to prevent injury to any person or damage to any property;
(b) whether there is sufficient workforce to carry out any lift works or escalator works;
(c) whether there are adequate equipment and tools for carrying out any lift works or escalator works;
(d) whether a lift or escalator or any associated equipment or machinery of a lift or escalator is of good design

and construction;
(e) whether a lift or escalator or any associated equipment or machinery of a lift or escalator is thoroughly

examined, or whether a thorough examination has been carried out in respect of a lift or escalator or any
associated equipment or machinery of a lift or escalator;

(f) whether a lift or escalator or any associated equipment or machinery of a lift or escalator is kept in a proper
state of repair;

(g) whether a lift or escalator, any affected part of a lift or escalator, or any associated equipment or machinery
of a lift or escalator is or is kept in safe working order;

(h) whether any lift works or escalator works are carried out properly and safely; or
(i) whether a person is under the direct or proper supervision of a qualified person.

(6) For the purposes of this Ordinance, if an event or incident occurs or takes place on 29 February in a leap year, or
any act or work is done or completed on 29 February in a leap year, a reference to an anniversary of that date in
a year that is not a leap year is a reference to an anniversary of 28 February in that year.

(7) For the purposes of this Ordinance, if a document or registration is expressed to expire or end on a particular
date, the document or registration continues to have effect until the end of that day.

(8) A note located in the text of this Ordinance is provided for information only and has no legislative effect.

Section: 3 Application of Ordinance to lifts and escalators L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012


(1) Subject to subsection (2), this Ordinance applies to every lift and every escalator.
(2) This Ordinance does not apply to—

(a) an amusement device, including an amusement ride as defined by section 2(1) of the Amusement Rides
(Safety) Ordinance (Cap 449);

(b) a belt, bucket, scoop or roller conveyor or any similar machine;
(c) a hoist, including a skip hoist, used mainly for charging furnaces or similar appliances;
(d) a hoist used solely for lifting or feeding material directly into a machine or used solely for both of those

purposes;
(e) a lift the height of travel of which does not exceed 3.5 m and that—

(i) does not pass through any floor; and
(ii) is used solely for the carriage, stacking, loading or unloading of any goods or materials or any 2 or

more of those purposes;
(f) a lift the height of travel of which does not exceed 3.5 m and that—

(i) does not pass through any floor; and
(ii) is used solely for the raising of motor vehicles;

(g) a lift or escalator installed in any ship;
(h) a lift installed in any aircraft;
(i) a lift provided in connection with a building under construction and solely—

(i) for the use of persons employed in the construction of the building;
(ii) for carrying materials used in connection with the construction of the building; or
(iii) for the use of persons referred to in subparagraph (i) and carrying materials referred to in subparagraph

(ii);
(j) a ramp that is connected to a wharf or pier;
(k) a service lift used in an industrial undertaking; and
(l) a stage or orchestra lift.


Section: 4 Ordinance applies to Government etc. L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012


(1) This Ordinance applies to the Government.
(2) Despite subsection (1), the Government—

(a) is not liable to be prosecuted for an offence under this Ordinance; and



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(b) is not required to pay any prescribed fee.
(3) If the Director has reasonable grounds to believe that there has been or is a contravention by the Government of

a provision of this Ordinance (including a contravention of an order of the Director under this Ordinance), the
Director must report the matter to the Secretary.

(4) The report must contain the advice of the Director on—
(a) whether the contravention has been terminated; and
(b) if the contravention has been terminated, whether it has been terminated to the Director’s satisfaction.

(5) On receiving the report from the Director, the Secretary must enquire into the matter to which the report relates.
(6) If the enquiry shows that there has been a contravention referred to in subsection (3) and the contravention is

likely to be repeated, the Secretary must take the best practicable steps to avoid the recurrence of a like
contravention.

(7) If the enquiry shows that there is a contravention referred to in subsection (3) and the contravention is
continuing, the Secretary must take the best practicable steps to stop the contravention.


Section: 5 Jointly owned etc. lift or escalator L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


If this Ordinance imposes a requirement on the responsible person for a lift or escalator, and there are 2 or more
responsible persons for the lift or escalator, compliance with the requirement by one of those responsible persons is to
be regarded as compliance with the requirement by every other responsible person for the lift or escalator.

Section: 6 (Repealed 8 of 2012 ss. 156 & 160) L.N. 164 of 2013 02/01/2014




Section: 7 (Repealed 8 of 2012 ss. 156 & 160) L.N. 164 of 2013 02/01/2014




Part: 2 Safety of Lifts L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012




Part:
Division:

2
1

Prohibitions L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012





Section: 8 Only qualified persons or specified persons to personally
carry out lift works, etc.

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(1) A person must not personally carry out any lift works unless the person—
(a) is a qualified person or specified person; or
(b) is under the direct supervision of a qualified person at the place at which the works are carried out.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and
to imprisonment for 12 months.

(3) A person who knowingly causes or permits any other person to carry out any lift works in contravention of
subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 12
months.


Section: 9 Prohibition against using or operating lifts in certain

circumstances
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(1) If any of the following lift works have begun in respect of a lift, a person must not use or operate the lift before
the works are completed—
(a) lift works concerning the installation of the lift;
(b) lift works concerning any major alteration of the lift;
(c) lift works concerning the demolition of the lift;
(d) lift works that are likely to affect the safe operation of the lift.



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(2) A person must not use or operate a lift if there is no use permit in force in respect of the lift.
(3) A person must not use or operate a lift after the completion of any major alteration of the lift unless a resumption

permit has been issued in relation to the alteration.
(4) A person who—

(a) knowingly contravenes subsection (1), (2) or (3); or
(b) knowingly causes or permits any other person to use or operate a lift in contravention of subsection (1), (2)

or (3),
commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 12 months.
(5) This section does not apply to a responsible person for the lift.
(6) This section does not apply to the use or operation of a lift in emergency circumstances affecting the safety of

any person or property.
(7) This section does not apply if the use or operation of the lift is—

(a) for the purposes of or in connection with the carrying out of any lift works described in subsection (1); or
(b) for the purposes of performing any function conferred or imposed on a person by or under this Ordinance,

including complying with or giving effect to an order of the Director under this Part.

Section: 10 Prohibition against carriage of persons in lifts specified in

Schedule 4
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(1) A person must not travel in a lift specified in Schedule 4.
(2) A person must not cause or permit a lift specified in Schedule 4 to be used for carrying any person.
(3) A person who knowingly contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at

level 6 and to imprisonment for 12 months.
(4) A person who knowingly causes or permits a lift to be used in contravention of subsection (2) commits an

offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 12 months.
(5) This section does not apply to a responsible person for the lift.

Section: 11 Prohibition against overloading lifts specified in Schedule 4 L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A person must not cause or permit a lift specified in Schedule 4 to be used for carrying any load that exceeds the
rated load of the lift.

(2) A person who knowingly contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at
level 6 and to imprisonment for 12 months.

(3) This section does not apply to a responsible person for the lift.
(4) This section does not apply if the use of the lift is for the purposes of performing any function conferred or

imposed on a person by or under this Ordinance, including complying with or giving effect to an order of the
Director under this Part.


Part:
Division:

2
2

Duties of Responsible Persons and Registered Persons L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012





Part:
Division:
Subdivision:

2
2
1

Responsible Persons for Lifts L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012





Section: 12 Duties of responsible persons to ensure that lifts are in
proper state of repair and in safe working order

L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012



(1) The responsible person for a lift must ensure that the lift and all its associated equipment or machinery are kept
in a proper state of repair and in safe working order.

(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 5.



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Section: 13 Duties of responsible persons in respect of use and

operation of lifts
L.N. 166 of 2012 02/04/2013



(1) If any of the following lift works have begun in respect of a lift, the responsible person for the lift must ensure
that the lift is not used or operated before the works are completed—
(a) lift works concerning the installation of the lift;
(b) lift works concerning any major alteration of the lift;
(c) lift works concerning the demolition of the lift;
(d) lift works that are likely to affect the safe operation of the lift.

(2) The responsible person for a lift must ensure that the lift is not used or operated if there is no use permit in force
in respect of the lift.

(3) The responsible person for a lift must ensure that the lift is not used or operated after any major alteration of the
lift unless a resumption permit has been issued in relation to the alteration.

(4) A person who contravenes subsection (1), (2) or (3) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at
level 6 and to imprisonment for 12 months.

(5) It is a defence for a person charged under subsection (4) to prove that—
(a) the lift was used or operated without the person’s consent or connivance; and
(b) the person had taken all reasonable steps to prevent the use or operation of the lift.

(6) This section does not apply to the use or operation of a lift in emergency circumstances affecting the safety of
any person or property.

(7) This section does not apply if the use or operation of the lift is—
(a) for the purposes of or in connection with the carrying out of any lift works described in subsection (1); or
(b) for the purposes of performing any function conferred or imposed on a person by or under this Ordinance,

including complying with or giving effect to an order of the Director under this Part.

Section: 14 Additional duties of responsible persons regarding lifts

specified in Schedule 4
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(1) The responsible person for a lift specified in Schedule 4 must ensure that—
(a) the lift is not used for carrying any person; and
(b) the lift is not used for carrying any load that exceeds the rated load of the lift.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and
to imprisonment for 12 months.

(3) It is a defence for a person charged under subsection (2) to prove that—
(a) the lift was used without the person’s consent or connivance; and
(b) the person had taken all reasonable steps to prevent the use.

(4) Subsection (1)(b) does not apply if the use of the lift is for the purposes of performing any function conferred or
imposed on a person by or under this Ordinance, including complying with or giving effect to an order of the
Director under this Part.


Section: 15 Duties of responsible persons to ensure that registered lift

contractors undertake maintenance works and certain
other lift works

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(1) The responsible person for a lift must ensure that any of the following lift works must not be carried out unless
the works are undertaken by a registered lift contractor—
(a) lift works concerning the installation of the lift;
(b) lift works concerning any major alteration of the lift;
(c) lift works concerning the demolition of the lift;
(d) lift works that are likely to affect the safe operation of the lift.

(2) The responsible person for a lift must—
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(b) ensure that periodic maintenance works are carried out in respect of the lift at intervals not exceeding the
period specified in or determined under Part 1 of Schedule 5.

(3) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) or (2) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 5.


Part:
Division:
Subdivision:

2
2
2

Registered Lift Contractors L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012





Section: 16 Duties of registered lift contractors to carry out lift works
properly and safely, etc.

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(1) A registered lift contractor who undertakes any lift works must ensure that—
(a) the works are carried out properly and safely;
(b) adequate safety precautions are taken to prevent injury to any person or damage to any property while the

works are being carried out;
(c) there is sufficient workforce to carry out the works;
(d) there are adequate equipment and tools for carrying out the works;
(e) if the works are works concerning the installation of a lift, the works are not to be carried out unless the lift

and all the safety components for the lift are respectively of a type in respect of which the contractor has
obtained approval from the Director;

(f) if the works are works other than those specified in paragraph (e) and any safety component is required for
the works, the works are not to be carried out unless the safety component is of a type in respect of which
the contractor has obtained approval from the Director; and

(g) if the works are works concerning the demolition of a lift, measures are in so far as reasonably practicable
taken to minimize the impact the works may have on the structural integrity of the building in which the lift
is installed, or of which the lift is or forms a part.

(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 12 months.


Part:
Division:
Subdivision:

2
2
3

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Section: 17 Duties of registered lift engineers to carry out lift works
properly and safely, etc.

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(1) A registered lift engineer who engages in any lift works must ensure that—
(a) the works are carried out properly and safely;
(b) adequate safety precautions are taken to prevent injury to any person or damage to any property while the

works are being carried out;
(c) if the works are works concerning the installation of a lift, the works are not to be carried out unless the lift

and all the safety components for the lift are respectively of a type in respect of which the registered lift
contractor who undertakes the works has obtained approval from the Director; and

(d) if the works are works other than those specified in paragraph (c) and any safety component is required for
the works, the works are not to be carried out unless the safety component is of a type in respect of which
the registered lift contractor who undertakes the works has obtained approval from the Director.

(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 6 months.
Note—
See also section 2(4).





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Part:
Division:
Subdivision:

2
2
4

Registered Lift Workers L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012





Section: 18 Duties of registered lift workers to carry out lift works
properly and safely, etc.

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(1) A registered lift worker who engages in any lift works must ensure that—
(a) the works are carried out properly and safely; and
(b) adequate safety precautions are taken to prevent injury to any person or damage to any property while the

works are being carried out.
(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on

conviction to a fine at level 3.
Note—
See also section 2(4).


Part:
Division:

2
3

Examination of Lifts L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012





Section: 19 Interpretation L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


For the purposes of this Division, a lift or any part of a lift, or any associated equipment or machinery of a lift, is
examined by a registered lift engineer only if the lift or part, or the associated equipment or machinery, is personally
examined by the engineer or any other person who is under the direct and proper supervision of the engineer at the
place at which the examination takes place.

Section: 20 Examination of lifts before putting into use and operation L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Before a lift is put into use and operation, the responsible person for the lift must cause a registered lift engineer

(a) to examine the lift with load and in accordance with section 24(2); and
(b) to thoroughly examine all the associated equipment or machinery of the lift.

(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 3.

(3) This section does not apply to a lift that has been installed and put into use and operation before the date on
which section 157 comes into operation.


Section: 21 Examination of lifts after major alterations L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If any major alteration has been made in respect of a lift, before the normal use and operation of the lift is
resumed, the responsible person for the lift must cause a registered lift engineer—
(a) to thoroughly examine the lift and all its associated equipment or machinery; or
(b) to examine the affected part of the lift in accordance with section 25(1).

(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 3.


Section: 22 Periodic examination of lifts L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) The responsible person for a lift must cause the lift and all its associated equipment or machinery to be
thoroughly examined by a registered lift engineer at intervals not exceeding the period specified in or determined
under Part 2 of Schedule 5.

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conviction to a fine at level 3.

Section: 23 Examination of lifts with load L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) The responsible person for a lift must cause a registered lift engineer—
(a) to examine the lift with load and in accordance with section 24(2); and
(b) to thoroughly examine all its associated equipment or machinery,
at intervals not exceeding the period specified in or determined under Part 3 of Schedule 5.

(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 3.


Section: 24 Issue of safety certificates by registered lift engineers L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to subsection (2), a registered lift engineer who undertakes to examine a lift must ensure that the lift is
thoroughly examined by the engineer.

(2) A registered lift engineer who undertakes to examine a lift with load must ensure that the lift—
(a) is thoroughly examined by the engineer; and
(b) is examined by the engineer in accordance with Schedule 6.

(3) A registered lift engineer who undertakes to examine any associated equipment or machinery of a lift must
ensure that the associated equipment or machinery is thoroughly examined by the engineer.

(4) If on examination under this section, the registered lift engineer is of the opinion that the lift and all its
associated equipment or machinery are of good design and construction and in safe working condition, the
engineer may issue to the responsible person specified in subsection (9) a certificate in respect of the lift
certifying that the lift and all its associated equipment or machinery are in safe working order.

(5) The certificate referred to in subsection (4) must be in the specified form and must contain the information and
particulars specified in the form.

(6) If on examination under this section the registered lift engineer is of the opinion that the lift or any of its
associated equipment or machinery is not of good design and construction or is not in safe working condition,
the engineer—
(a) must not issue a certificate under subsection (4); and
(b) must within 24 hours after the examination is completed—

(i) notify in writing the responsible person specified in subsection (10) of the reasons for not issuing the
certificate; and

(ii) report to the Director the result of the examination and the opinion of the engineer.
(7) The report under subsection (6)(b)(ii) must be in the specified form and must contain the information and

particulars specified in the form.
(8) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1), (2), (3) or (6) commits an offence and is

liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 6 months.
(9) For the purposes of subsection (4)—
responsible person (負責人) means the responsible person for the lift concerned who employs or arranges (whether

or not through any other person) the engineer referred to in that subsection to carry out the examination.
(10) For the purposes of subsection (6)—
responsible person (負責人) means the responsible person for the lift concerned who employs or arranges (whether

or not through any other person) the engineer referred to in that subsection to carry out the examination.

Section: 25 Issue of safety certificates by registered lift engineers after

major alterations
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(1) A registered lift engineer who undertakes to examine any affected part of a lift must ensure that the lift and its
associated equipment or machinery are thoroughly examined by the engineer, in so far as is necessary to
determine whether the affected part is in safe working order.

(2) If on examination under subsection (1), the registered lift engineer is of the opinion that the affected part is of
good design and construction and in safe working condition, the engineer may issue to the responsible person



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specified in subsection (7) a certificate in respect of the lift certifying that the affected part is in safe working
order.

(3) The certificate referred to in subsection (2) must be in the specified form and must contain the information and
particulars specified in the form.

(4) If on examination under subsection (1), the registered lift engineer is of the opinion that the affected part is not
in safe working order, the engineer—
(a) must not issue a certificate under subsection (2); and
(b) must within 24 hours after the examination is completed—

(i) notify in writing the responsible person specified in subsection (8) of the reasons for not issuing the
certificate; and

(ii) report to the Director the result of the examination and the opinion of the engineer.
(5) The report under subsection (4)(b)(ii) must be in the specified form and must contain the information and

particulars specified in the form.
(6) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) or (4) commits an offence and is liable on

conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 6 months.
(7) For the purposes of subsection (2)—
responsible person (負責人) means the responsible person for the lift concerned who employs or arranges (whether or

not through any other person) the engineer referred to in that subsection to carry out the examination.
(8) For the purposes of subsection (4)—
responsible person (負責人) means the responsible person for the lift concerned who employs or arranges (whether or

not through any other person) the engineer referred to in that subsection to carry out the examination.

Part:
Division:

2
4

Powers of Director L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012





Section: 26 Issue etc. of use permits L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to section 150, the Director may on application issue in respect of a lift—
(a) a permit, in the specified form, permitting the lift to be put into use and operation; or
(b) a permit, in the specified form, permitting the lift to continue to be used and operated.

(2) The Director may refuse to issue a permit under subsection (1) for a lift if there is a contravention of section 23
in relation to the lift.

(3) The Director may refuse to issue a permit under subsection (1) if there is a contravention of section 143 in
relation to the lift.

(4) The Director must not issue a permit under subsection (1) unless the Director is satisfied that the lift and all its
associated equipment or machinery are in safe working order.

(5) If the Director decides to refuse an application or refuse to issue a permit under this section, the Director must as
soon as reasonably practicable after making the decision notify in writing the applicant of—
(a) the decision;
(b) the reasons for the decision; and
(c) (if applicable) the work that in the opinion of the Director is necessary to put the lift or any of its associated

equipment or machinery in safe working order.
(6) This section does not affect the general powers of the Director under sections 41 and 46 of the Interpretation and

General Clauses Ordinance (Cap 1).

Section: 27 Validity period of use permits L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A permit issued under section 26(1)(a) relating to an examination of a lift—
(a) takes effect on the date specified by the Director; and
(b) expires on the 1st anniversary of the date of completion of the examination.

(2) A permit issued under section 26(1)(b) relating to an examination of a lift that was completed within the period
of 2 months ending on the date of expiry of the preceding use permit of the lift—



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(a) takes effect on the date specified by the Director; and
(b) expires on the 1st anniversary of the date of expiry of the preceding use permit.

(3) Any other permit issued under section 26(1)(b) relating to an examination of a lift—
(a) takes effect on the date specified by the Director; and
(b) expires on the 1st anniversary of the date of completion of the examination.


Section: 28 Issue etc. of resumption permits L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to section 150, the Director may on application issue in respect of a lift a permit, in the specified form,
permitting the use and operation of the lift to be resumed after a major alteration is made in respect of the lift.

(2) The Director may refuse to issue a permit under subsection (1) if there is a contravention of section 143 in
relation to the lift.

(3) The Director must not issue a permit under subsection (1) unless the Director is satisfied that the affected part of
the lift is in safe working order.

(4) If the Director decides to refuse an application or refuse to issue a permit under this section, the Director must as
soon as reasonably practicable after making the decision notify in writing the applicant of—
(a) the decision;
(b) the reasons for the decision; and
(c) (if applicable) the work that in the opinion of the Director is necessary to put the affected part of the lift in

safe working order.
(5) This section does not affect the general powers of the Director under sections 41 and 46 of the Interpretation and

General Clauses Ordinance (Cap 1).

Section: 29 Issue of duplicates of use permits and resumption permits L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If a permit issued under section 26 or 28 is lost, destroyed, defaced or damaged, subject to section 150, the
Director may on application issue a duplicate permit to replace the original permit.

(2) A duplicate permit issued under subsection (1) has the same effect as the original permit and is to be treated as
having been issued under the section under which the original permit was issued.

(3) On the issue of a duplicate permit, the original permit ceases to be valid.
(4) When making an application for a duplicate permit, the applicant must return the original permit to the Director

if it is available to the applicant.
(5) The Director may refuse an application under this section if the applicant contravenes subsection (4).

Section: 30 Prohibition orders L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) The Director may by order served on the responsible person for a lift prohibit the lift from being used or
operated, or continuing to be used or operated, if the Director has reasonable grounds to believe that—
(a) if the lift is one specified in Schedule 4—

(i) the lift is used, or is likely to be used, for carrying any person; or
(ii) the lift is used, or is likely to be used, for carrying any load that exceeds the rated load of the lift;

(b) the lift has been used or operated, or is or is likely to be used or operated, in contravention of section 9;
(c) the responsible person has contravened section 15(2)(b), 22(1) or 23(1);
(d) the lift if used or operated, or continued to be used or operated, will cause or be likely to cause a risk of

injury to any person or damage to any property;
(e) the lift, or any of its associated equipment or machinery, is not in safe working order; or
(f) it is otherwise desirable to do so in the interest of safety.

(2) An order made under subsection (1)—
(a) must be in the specified form;
(b) must state—

(i) the reasons for making the order; and
(ii) the date on which the order is to take effect; and

(c) may contain any conditions the Director may reasonably impose.
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and is liable on conviction to a fine of $200000 and to imprisonment for 12 months.
(4) A person who causes or permits any other person to use or operate a lift in contravention of an order made under

subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of $200000 and to imprisonment for 12
months.

(5) It is a defence for a person charged under subsection (3) to prove that the person did not know and could not
with due diligence have discovered that the use or operation was prohibited under an order made under
subsection (1).

(6) It is a defence for a person charged under subsection (4) to prove that—
(a) the person did not know and could not with due diligence have discovered that the use or operation was

prohibited under an order made under subsection (1); or
(b) the contravention occurred without the person’s consent or connivance and that the person had taken all

reasonable steps to prevent the use or operation of the lift.
(7) Subsections (3) and (4) do not apply to the use or operation of a lift in emergency circumstances affecting the

safety of any person or property.
(8) Subsections (3) and (4) do not apply if the use or operation of the lift is for the purposes of performing any

function conferred or imposed on a person by or under this Ordinance, including complying with or giving effect
to an order of the Director under this Ordinance.


Section: 31 Director’s power to disconnect supply of electricity L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If the Director has reasonable grounds to believe that a lift is being used or operated, or is likely to be used or
operated, in contravention of an order made under section 30, the Director may—
(a) disconnect or, if any lift works of the lift are undertaken by a registered lift contractor, by order served on

the contractor direct the contractor to disconnect, the supply of electricity to the lift; and
(b) carry out, or by order served on the contractor mentioned in paragraph (a) direct the contractor to carry out,

any work that is necessary to prevent, as far as possible, any person from reconnecting the supply of
electricity to the lift before written permission has been obtained from the Director to reconnect the supply.

(2) If the registered lift contractor on whom an order is served under subsection (1), without reasonable excuse,
contravenes the order, the contractor commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and to
imprisonment for 12 months.

(3) If, without the Director’s written permission, the supply of electricity to a lift is reconnected by any person
after it has been disconnected under subsection (1)(a)—
(a) that person; and
(b) the responsible person for the lift,

each commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of $200000 and to imprisonment for 12 months.
(4) It is a defence for a person charged under subsection (3) to prove that—

(a) if the person charged is the person who reconnected the supply of electricity to the lift, the person did not
know and could not with due diligence have discovered that the supply of electricity to the lift was
disconnected under subsection (1)(a); or

(b) if the person charged is not the person who reconnected the supply of electricity to the lift but is the
responsible person for the lift—
(i) the offence was committed without the responsible person’s consent or connivance; and
(ii) the responsible person had taken all reasonable steps to prevent the commission of the offence.


Section: 32 Cessation orders in respect of lift works L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) The Director may by order served on the related person of a lift direct the person to cease any lift works that are
being carried out in relation to the lift, if the Director has reasonable grounds to believe that—
(a) the lift works are being carried out in contravention of section 8;
(b) the lift works are being carried out in a manner that will cause or be likely to cause a risk of injury to any

person or damage to any property; or
(c) it is otherwise desirable to do so in the interest of safety.

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(a) must be in the specified form;
(b) must state—

(i) the reasons for making the order; and
(ii) the date on which the order is to take effect; and

(c) may contain any conditions the Director may reasonably impose.
(3) If a person on whom an order is served under subsection (1), without reasonable excuse, contravenes the order,

the person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 12 months
and, if the offence is a continuing offence, to a fine of $2000 for each day during which the offence continues.

(4) In this section—
related person (有關連人士), in relation to a lift, means—

(a) the responsible person for the lift; or
(b) the registered lift contractor (if any) who undertakes the lift works to which the order relates.



Section: 33 Application for cancellation of prohibition orders and

cessation orders
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(1) Subject to section 150, a person affected by an order under section 30 or 32 may on application request the
Director to cancel the order.

(2) If the Director decides to refuse an application under subsection (1), the Director must notify in writing the
applicant of the decision and the reasons for the decision.

(3) This section does not affect the general powers of the Director under section 46 of the Interpretation and General
Clauses Ordinance (Cap 1).


Section: 34 Examination orders L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If the Director has reasonable grounds to believe that it is desirable in the interest of safety to do so, the Director
may by order served on the responsible person for a lift direct the person to—
(a) cause the lift or any part of the lift, or any associated equipment or machinery of the lift, to be examined by

a registered lift engineer in the manner and within the period specified in the order; and
(b) submit within the period specified in the order a report, in the specified form, prepared by the engineer

stating whether the engineer is satisfied that the lift or the part of the lift, or the associated equipment or
machinery, is in safe working order.

(2) An order made under subsection (1)—
(a) must be in the specified form;
(b) must state the reasons for making the order; and
(c) may contain any conditions the Director may reasonably impose.

(3) If a person on whom an order is served under subsection (1), without reasonable excuse, contravenes the order,
the person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 4 and to imprisonment for 6 months
and, if the offence is a continuing offence, to a fine of $2000 for each day during which the offence continues.


Section: 35 Removal orders L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) The Director may by order served on the responsible person for a lift direct the person to remove the lift or any
part of the lift, or any associated equipment or machinery of the lift, if the Director has reasonable grounds to
believe that—
(a) the lift or the part, or the associated equipment or machinery, if used or operated, or continued to be used or

operated, will cause or be likely to cause a risk of injury to any person or damage to any property; or
(b) it is otherwise necessary to do so in the interest of safety.

(2) An order made under subsection (1)—
(a) must be in the specified form;
(b) must state—

(i) the reasons for making the order; and
(ii) the date before which the lift or the part of the lift, or the associated equipment or machinery, is to be



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removed; and
(c) may contain any conditions the Director may reasonably impose.

(3) If a person on whom an order is served under subsection (1), without reasonable excuse, contravenes the order,
the person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 12 months
and, if the offence is a continuing offence, to a fine of $2000 for each day during which the offence continues.


Section: 36 Improvement orders L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If the Director has reasonable grounds to believe that—
(a) any provision of this Ordinance has been contravened or is being contravened in relation to a lift or any

associated equipment or machinery of a lift;
(b) a lift or any associated equipment or machinery of a lift is in a state that will cause or be likely to cause a

risk of injury to any person or damage to any property;
(c) any lift works have been carried out or are being carried out in a manner that will cause or be likely to cause

a risk of injury to any person or damage to any property; or
(d) it is otherwise desirable to do so in the interest of safety,

the Director may by order served on the related person of the lift direct the person to carry out any work
specified in the order, in order to rectify or remedy or otherwise put an end to the contravention or to eliminate
or reduce any risk of injury to any person or damage to any property.

(2) An order made under subsection (1) may specify the manner in which, and the time within which, any work
specified in the order must be carried out or completed.

(3) An order made under subsection (1)—
(a) must be in the specified form;
(b) must state—

(i) the reasons for making the order; and
(ii) the date before which the work must be completed; and

(c) may contain any conditions the Director may reasonably impose.
(4) If a person on whom an order is served under subsection (1), without reasonable excuse, contravenes the order,

the person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 4 and to imprisonment for 6 months
and, if the offence is a continuing offence, to a fine of $2000 for each day during which the offence continues.

(5) In this section—
related person (有關連人士), in relation to a lift, means—

(a) the responsible person for the lift;
(b) the registered lift contractor (if any) who undertakes the lift works to which the order relates; or
(c) the registered lift engineer (if any) who engages in the lift works to which the order relates.
Note—
See also section 2(4).


Section: 37 Director’s power to remove lifts or to carry out other

works, etc. in case of non-compliance with section 32 or 35
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(1) If an order made under section 32, other than an order made on the ground mentioned in section 32(1)(a), is
contravened, the Director may without any notice to the responsible person for the lift carry out any work and
provide any service necessary for carrying out the work, to ensure that the order will be complied with.

(2) If an order made under section 35 is contravened, the Director may without any notice to the responsible person
for the lift—
(a) remove the lift or any part of the lift, or any associated equipment or machinery of the lift, to remedy the

contravention; and
(b) carry out any work and provide any service necessary for carrying out the work to remedy the

contravention.
(3) In any case, if there are reasonable grounds to believe that—

(a) it is necessary to do so to eliminate or reduce any grave or imminent risk of injury to any person or damage
to any property; or

(b) it is otherwise necessary to do so in the interest of safety,



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the Director may without notice to the responsible person for the lift carry out any work in relation to the lift,
and provide any service necessary for carrying out the work.


Part:
Division:

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Section: 38 Subcontracting restricted L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Except with the written approval of the Director, a registered lift contractor who undertakes any lift works must
not subcontract the works or any part of the works to any other person who is not a registered lift contractor.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and
to imprisonment for 12 months.

(3) This section does not apply to any works concerning the installation or demolition of a lift.

Section: 39 Display of use permits L.N. 166 of 2012 02/04/2013


(1) The responsible person for a lift, other than a lift specified in Schedule 4, that has a car must ensure that the use
permit for the time being in force in respect of the lift is displayed at all times in a conspicuous position in the
car of the lift.

(2) The responsible person for any other lift must ensure that the use permit for the time being in force in respect of
the lift is displayed at all times in a conspicuous position adjacent to the landing or, if there is more than one
landing, the main landing of the lift.

(3) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) or (2) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 3.


Section: 40 Incidents to be reported to Director L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If there is an incident relating to a lift, the responsible person for the lift must within 24 hours after the incident
comes to the person’s knowledge, notify in writing the Director and the following person of the incident—
(a) the registered lift contractor who currently undertakes any lift works in respect of the lift; or
(b) if paragraph (a) does not apply, the registered lift contractor who most recently has undertaken any lift

works in respect of the lift.
(2) Subject to subsection (3), the registered lift contractor who is notified under subsection (1) must—

(a) cause a registered lift engineer to investigate the incident and to prepare and complete, within 7 days after
the date on which the contractor is notified under subsection (1), a full report of the investigation that
complies with any regulation made under section 154; and

(b) submit to the Director the report within the period specified in paragraph (a).
(3) If for any reason the contractor who is notified under subsection (1) is of the opinion that a full report is unable

to be submitted as required under subsection (2), the contractor must—
(a) notify in writing the Director of the fact within 3 days after the date on which the contractor is notified

under subsection (1);
(b) cause the registered lift engineer referred to in subsection (2)—

(i) to prepare and complete, within the period specified in paragraph (a), a preliminary report of the
investigation that complies with any regulation made under section 154; and

(ii) to prepare and complete, within 14 days after the date on which the incident occurs or a longer period
that the Director may approve, a full report of the investigation that complies with any regulation made
under section 154; and

(c) submit to the Director—
(i) the preliminary report within the period specified in paragraph (a); and
(ii) the full report within the period within which the report is required to be completed under paragraph

(b)(ii).
(4) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1), (2) or (3) commits an offence and is liable

on conviction to a fine at level 3.



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Section: 41 Investigation of incidents by Director L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If an incident relating to a lift has come to the knowledge of the Director, the Director may carry out an
investigation in respect of the incident, or cause any other enforcement officer to carry out the investigation.

(2) For the purposes of carrying out an investigation under subsection (1), the Director or any other enforcement
officer may request the responsible person for the lift concerned, and the responsible registered lift contractor (if
any), to provide without charge any assistance or information that the Director or the officer may reasonably
require for carrying out the investigation.

(3) A person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a request under subsection (2) commits an
offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3.

(4) In subsection (2)—
responsible registered lift contractor (負責的註冊升降機承辦商) means the registered lift contractor who is

required under section 40(2) to cause a registered lift engineer to investigate the incident.

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Section: 42 Only qualified persons or specified persons to personally
carry out escalator works, etc.

L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012



(1) A person must not personally carry out any escalator works unless the person—
(a) is a qualified person or specified person; or
(b) is under the direct supervision of a qualified person at the place at which the works are carried out.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and
to imprisonment for 12 months.

(3) A person who knowingly causes or permits any other person to carry out any escalator works in contravention of
subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 12
months.


Section: 43 Prohibition against using or operating escalators in certain

circumstances
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(1) If any of the following escalator works have begun in respect of an escalator, a person must not use or operate
the escalator before the works are completed—
(a) escalator works concerning the installation of the escalator;
(b) escalator works concerning any major alteration of the escalator;
(c) escalator works concerning the demolition of the escalator;
(d) escalator works that are likely to affect the safe operation of the escalator.

(2) A person must not use or operate an escalator if there is no use permit in force in respect of the escalator.
(3) A person must not use or operate an escalator after the completion of any major alteration of the escalator unless

a resumption permit has been issued in relation to the alteration.
(4) A person who—

(a) knowingly contravenes subsection (1), (2) or (3); or
(b) knowingly causes or permits any other person to use or operate an escalator in contravention of subsection

(1), (2) or (3),
commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 12 months.
(5) This section does not apply to a responsible person for the escalator.
(6) This section does not apply to the use or operation of an escalator in emergency circumstances affecting the

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(7) This section does not apply if the use or operation of the escalator is—
(a) for the purposes of or in connection with the carrying out of any escalator works described in subsection

(1); or
(b) for the purposes of performing any function conferred or imposed on a person by or under this Ordinance,

including complying with or giving effect to an order of the Director under this Part.

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Section: 44 Duties of responsible persons to ensure that escalators are
in proper state of repair and in safe working order

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(1) The responsible person for an escalator must ensure that the escalator and all its associated equipment or
machinery are kept in a proper state of repair and in safe working order.

(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 5.


Section: 45 Duties of responsible persons in respect of use and

operation of escalators
L.N. 166 of 2012 02/04/2013



(1) If any of the following escalator works have begun in respect of an escalator, the responsible person for the
escalator must ensure that the escalator is not used or operated before the works are completed—
(a) escalator works concerning the installation of the escalator;
(b) escalator works concerning any major alteration of the escalator;
(c) escalator works concerning the demolition of the escalator;
(d) escalator works that are likely to affect the safe operation of the escalator.

(2) The responsible person for an escalator must ensure that the escalator is not used or operated if there is no use
permit in force in respect of the escalator.

(3) The responsible person for an escalator must ensure that the escalator is not used or operated after any major
alteration of the escalator unless a resumption permit has been issued in relation to the alteration.

(4) A person who contravenes subsection (1), (2) or (3) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at
level 6 and to imprisonment for 12 months.

(5) It is a defence for a person charged under subsection (4) to prove that—
(a) the escalator was used or operated without the person’s consent or connivance; and
(b) the person had taken all reasonable steps to prevent the use or operation of the escalator.

(6) This section does not apply to the use or operation of an escalator in emergency circumstances affecting the
safety of any person or property.

(7) This section does not apply if the use or operation of the escalator is—
(a) for the purposes of or in connection with the carrying out of any escalator works described in subsection

(1); or
(b) for the purposes of performing any function conferred or imposed on a person by or under this Ordinance,

including complying with or giving effect to an order of the Director under this Part.

Section: 46 Duties of responsible persons to ensure that registered

escalator contractors undertake maintenance works and
certain other escalator works

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(1) The responsible person for an escalator must ensure that any of the following escalator works must not be



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carried out unless the works are undertaken by a registered escalator contractor—
(a) escalator works concerning the installation of the escalator;
(b) escalator works concerning any major alteration of the escalator;
(c) escalator works concerning the demolition of the escalator;
(d) escalator works that are likely to affect the safe operation of the escalator.

(2) The responsible person for an escalator must—
(a) cause a registered escalator contractor to undertake the maintenance works of an escalator; and
(b) ensure that periodic maintenance works are carried out in respect of the escalator at intervals not exceeding

the period specified in or determined under Part 4 of Schedule 5.
(3) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) or (2) commits an offence and is liable on

conviction to a fine at level 5.

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Section: 47 Duties of registered escalator contractors to carry out
escalator works properly and safely, etc.

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(1) A registered escalator contractor who undertakes any escalator works must ensure that—
(a) the works are carried out properly and safely;
(b) adequate safety precautions are taken to prevent injury to any person or damage to any property while the

works are being carried out;
(c) there is sufficient workforce to carry out the works;
(d) there are adequate equipment and tools for carrying out the works;
(e) if the works are works concerning the installation of an escalator, the works are not to be carried out unless

the escalator and all the safety components for the escalator are respectively of a type in respect of which
the contractor has obtained approval from the Director;

(f) if the works are works other than those specified in paragraph (e) and any safety component is required for
the works, the works are not to be carried out unless the safety component is of a type in respect of which
the contractor has obtained approval from the Director; and

(g) if the works are works concerning the demolition of an escalator, measures are in so far as reasonably
practicable taken to minimize the impact the works may have on the structural integrity of the building in
which the escalator is installed, or of which the escalator is or forms a part.

(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 12 months.


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Section: 48 Duties of registered escalator engineers to carry out
escalator works properly and safely, etc.

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(1) A registered escalator engineer who engages in any escalator works must ensure that—
(a) the works are carried out properly and safely;
(b) adequate safety precautions are taken to prevent injury to any person or damage to any property while the

works are being carried out;
(c) if the works are works concerning the installation of an escalator, the works are not to be carried out unless

the escalator and all the safety components for the escalator are respectively of a type in respect of which
the registered escalator contractor who undertakes the works has obtained approval from the Director; and

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the works, the works are not to be carried out unless the safety component is of a type in respect of which
the registered escalator contractor who undertakes the works has obtained approval from the Director.

(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 6 months.
Note—
See also section 2(4).


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Section: 49 Duties of registered escalator workers to carry out
escalator works properly and safely, etc.

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(1) A registered escalator worker who engages in any escalator works must ensure that—
(a) the works are carried out properly and safely; and
(b) adequate safety precautions are taken to prevent injury to any person or damage to any property while the

works are being carried out.
(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on

conviction to a fine at level 3.
Note—
See also section 2(4).


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Examination of Escalators L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012





Section: 50 Interpretation L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


For the purposes of this Division, an escalator or any part of an escalator, or any associated equipment or machinery of
an escalator, is examined by a registered escalator engineer only if the escalator or part, or the associated equipment or
machinery, is personally examined by the engineer or any other person who is under the direct and proper supervision
of the engineer at the place at which the examination takes place.

Section: 51 Examination of escalators before putting into use and

operation
L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012



(1) Before an escalator is put into use and operation, the responsible person for the escalator must cause a registered
escalator engineer to thoroughly examine the escalator and all its associated equipment or machinery.

(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 3.

(3) This section does not apply to an escalator that has been installed and put into use and operation before the date
on which section 157 comes into operation.


Section: 52 Examination of escalators after major alterations L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If any major alteration has been made in respect of an escalator, before the normal use and operation of the
escalator is resumed, the responsible person for the escalator must cause a registered escalator engineer—
(a) to thoroughly examine the escalator and all its associated equipment or machinery; or
(b) to examine the affected part of the escalator in accordance with section 55(1).

(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 3.





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Section: 53 Periodic examination of escalators L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) The responsible person for an escalator must cause the escalator and all its associated equipment or machinery to
be thoroughly examined by a registered escalator engineer at intervals not exceeding the period specified in or
determined under Part 5 of Schedule 5.

(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 3.


Section: 54 Issue of safety certificates by registered escalator engineers L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A registered escalator engineer who undertakes to examine an escalator must ensure that the escalator is
thoroughly examined by the engineer.

(2) A registered escalator engineer who undertakes to examine any associated equipment or machinery of an
escalator must ensure that the associated equipment or machinery is thoroughly examined by the engineer.

(3) If on examination under this section, the registered escalator engineer is of the opinion that the escalator and all
its associated equipment or machinery are of good design and construction and in safe working condition, the
engineer may issue to the responsible person specified in subsection (8) a certificate in respect of the escalator
certifying that the escalator and all its associated equipment or machinery are in safe working order.

(4) The certificate referred to in subsection (3) must be in the specified form and must contain the information and
particulars specified in the form.

(5) If on examination under this section, the registered escalator engineer is of the opinion that the escalator or any
of its associated equipment or machinery is not of good design and construction or is not in safe working
condition, the engineer—
(a) must not issue a certificate under subsection (3); and
(b) must within 24 hours after the examination is completed—

(i) notify in writing the responsible person specified in subsection (9) of the reasons for not issuing the
certificate; and

(ii) report to the Director the result of the examination and the opinion of the engineer.
(6) The report under subsection (5)(b)(ii) must be in the specified form and must contain the information and

particulars specified in the form.
(7) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1), (2) or (5) commits an offence and is liable

on conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 6 months.
(8) For the purposes of subsection (3)—
responsible person (負責人) means the responsible person for the escalator concerned who employs or arranges

(whether or not through any other person) the engineer referred to in that subsection to carry out the
examination.

(9) For the purposes of subsection (5)—
responsible person (負責人) means the responsible person for the escalator concerned who employs or arranges

(whether or not through any other person) the engineer referred to in that subsection to carry out the
examination.


Section: 55 Issue of safety certificates by registered escalator engineers

after major alterations
L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012



(1) A registered escalator engineer who undertakes to examine any affected part of an escalator must ensure that the
escalator and its associated equipment or machinery are thoroughly examined by the engineer, in so far as is
necessary to determine whether the affected part is in safe working order.

(2) If on examination under subsection (1), the registered escalator engineer is of the opinion that the affected part is
of good design and construction and in safe working condition, the engineer may issue to the responsible person
specified in subsection (7) a certificate in respect of the escalator certifying that the affected part is in safe
working order.

(3) The certificate referred to in subsection (2) must be in the specified form and must contain the information and
particulars specified in the form.

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not in safe working order, the engineer—
(a) must not issue a certificate under subsection (2); and
(b) must within 24 hours after the examination is completed—

(i) notify in writing the responsible person specified in subsection (8) of the reasons for not issuing the
certificate; and

(ii) report to the Director the result of the examination and the opinion of the engineer.
(5) The report under subsection (4)(b)(ii) must be in the specified form and must contain the information and

particulars specified in the form.
(6) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) or (4) commits an offence and is liable on

conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 6 months.
(7) For the purposes of subsection (2)—
responsible person (負責人) means the responsible person for the escalator concerned who employs or arranges

(whether or not through any other person) the engineer referred to in that subsection to carry out the
examination.

(8) For the purposes of subsection (4)—
responsible person (負責人) means the responsible person for the escalator concerned who employs or arranges

(whether or not through any other person) the engineer referred to in that subsection to carry out the
examination.


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Section: 56 Issue etc. of use permits L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to section 150, the Director may on application issue in respect of an escalator—
(a) a permit, in the specified form, permitting the escalator to be put into use and operation; or
(b) a permit, in the specified form, permitting the escalator to continue to be used and operated.

(2) The Director may refuse to issue a permit under subsection (1) if there is a contravention of section 143 in
relation to the escalator.

(3) The Director must not issue a permit under subsection (1) unless the Director is satisfied that the escalator and
all its associated equipment or machinery are in safe working order.

(4) If the Director decides to refuse an application or refuse to issue a permit under this section, the Director must as
soon as reasonably practicable after making the decision notify in writing the applicant of—
(a) the decision;
(b) the reasons for the decision; and
(c) (if applicable) the work that in the opinion of the Director is necessary to put the escalator or any of its

associated equipment or machinery in safe working order.
(5) This section does not affect the general powers of the Director under sections 41 and 46 of the Interpretation and

General Clauses Ordinance (Cap 1).

Section: 57 Validity period of use permits L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A permit issued under section 56(1)(a) relating to an examination of an escalator—
(a) takes effect on the date specified by the Director; and
(b) expires on the last day of the 6-month period beginning on the date immediately after the date of

completion of the examination.
(2) A permit issued under section 56(1)(b) relating to an examination of an escalator that was completed within the

period of 2 months ending on the date of expiry of the preceding use permit of the escalator—
(a) takes effect on the date specified by the Director; and
(b) expires on the last day of the 6-month period beginning on the date immediately after the date of expiry of

the preceding use permit.
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(a) takes effect on the date specified by the Director; and
(b) expires on the last day of the 6-month period beginning on the date immediately after the date of

completion of the examination.

Section: 58 Issue etc. of resumption permits L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to section 150, the Director may on application issue in respect of an escalator a permit, in the specified
form, permitting the use and operation of the escalator to be resumed after a major alteration is made in respect
of the escalator.

(2) The Director may refuse to issue a permit under subsection (1) if there is a contravention of section 143 in
relation to the escalator.

(3) The Director must not issue a permit under subsection (1) unless the Director is satisfied that the affected part of
the escalator is in safe working order.

(4) If the Director decides to refuse an application or refuse to issue a permit under this section, the Director must as
soon as reasonably practicable after making the decision notify in writing the applicant of—
(a) the decision;
(b) the reasons for the decision; and
(c) (if applicable) the work that in the opinion of the Director is necessary to put the affected part of the

escalator in safe working order.
(5) This section does not affect the general powers of the Director under sections 41 and 46 of the Interpretation and

General Clauses Ordinance (Cap 1).

Section: 59 Issue of duplicates of use permits and resumption permits L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If a permit issued under section 56 or 58 is lost, destroyed, defaced or damaged, subject to section 150, the
Director may on application issue a duplicate permit to replace the original permit.

(2) A duplicate permit issued under subsection (1) has the same effect as the original permit and is to be treated as
having been issued under the section under which the original permit was issued.

(3) On the issue of a duplicate permit, the original permit ceases to be valid.
(4) When making an application for a duplicate permit, the applicant must return the original permit to the Director

if it is available to the applicant.
(5) The Director may refuse an application under this section if the applicant contravenes subsection (4).

Section: 60 Prohibition orders L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) The Director may by order served on the responsible person for an escalator prohibit the escalator from being
used or operated, or continuing to be used or operated, if the Director has reasonable grounds to believe that—
(a) the escalator has been used or operated, or is or is likely to be used or operated, in contravention of section

43;
(b) the responsible person has contravened section 46(2)(b) or 53(1);
(c) the escalator if used or operated, or continued to be used or operated, will cause or be likely to cause a risk

of injury to any person or damage to any property;
(d) the escalator, or any of its associated equipment or machinery, is not in safe working order; or
(e) it is otherwise desirable to do so in the interest of safety.

(2) An order made under subsection (1)—
(a) must be in the specified form;
(b) must state—

(i) the reasons for making the order; and
(ii) the date on which the order is to take effect; and

(c) may contain any conditions the Director may reasonably impose.
(3) A person who uses or operates an escalator in contravention of an order made under subsection (1) commits an

offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of $200000 and to imprisonment for 12 months.
(4) A person who causes or permits any other person to use or operate an escalator in contravention of an order

made under subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of $200000 and to



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imprisonment for 12 months.
(5) It is a defence for a person charged under subsection (3) to prove that the person did not know and could not

with due diligence have discovered that the use or operation was prohibited under an order made under
subsection (1).

(6) It is a defence for a person charged under subsection (4) to prove that—
(a) the person did not know and could not with due diligence have discovered that the use or operation was

prohibited under an order made under subsection (1); or
(b) the contravention occurred without the person’s consent or connivance and that the person had taken all

reasonable steps to prevent the use or operation of the escalator.
(7) Subsections (3) and (4) do not apply to the use or operation of an escalator in emergency circumstances affecting

the safety of any person or property.
(8) Subsections (3) and (4) do not apply if the use or operation of the escalator is for the purposes of performing any

function conferred or imposed on a person by or under this Ordinance, including complying with or giving effect
to an order of the Director under this Ordinance.


Section: 61 Director’s power to disconnect supply of electricity L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If the Director has reasonable grounds to believe that an escalator is being used or operated, or is likely to be
used or operated, in contravention of an order made under section 60, the Director may—
(a) disconnect or, if any escalator works of the escalator are undertaken by a registered escalator contractor, by

order served on the contractor direct the contractor to disconnect, the supply of electricity to the escalator;
and

(b) carry out, or by order served on the contractor mentioned in paragraph (a) direct the contractor to carry out,
any work that is necessary to prevent, as far as possible, any person from reconnecting the supply of
electricity to the escalator before written permission has been obtained from the Director to reconnect the
supply.

(2) If the registered escalator contractor on whom an order is served under subsection (1), without reasonable
excuse, contravenes the order, the contractor commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6
and to imprisonment for 12 months.

(3) If, without the Director’s written permission, the supply of electricity to an escalator is reconnected by any
person after it has been disconnected under subsection (1)(a)—
(a) that person; and
(b) the responsible person for the escalator,

each commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of $200000 and to imprisonment for 12 months.
(4) It is a defence for a person charged under subsection (3) to prove that—

(a) if the person charged is the person who reconnected the supply of electricity to the escalator, the person did
not know and could not with due diligence have discovered that the supply of electricity to the escalator
was disconnected under subsection (1)(a); or

(b) if the person charged is not the person who reconnected the supply of electricity to the escalator but is the
responsible person for the escalator—
(i) the offence was committed without the responsible person’s consent or connivance; and
(ii) the responsible person had taken all reasonable steps to prevent the commission of the offence.


Section: 62 Cessation orders in respect of escalator works L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) The Director may by order served on the related person of an escalator direct the person to cease any escalator
works that are being carried out in relation to the escalator, if the Director has reasonable grounds to believe that

(a) the escalator works are being carried out in contravention of section 42;
(b) the escalator works are being carried out in a manner that will cause or be likely to cause a risk of injury to

any person or damage to any property; or
(c) it is otherwise desirable to do so in the interest of safety.

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(a) must be in the specified form;
(b) must state—

(i) the reasons for making the order; and
(ii) the date on which the order is to take effect; and

(c) may contain any conditions the Director may reasonably impose.
(3) If a person on whom an order is served under subsection (1), without reasonable excuse, contravenes the order,

the person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 12 months
and, if the offence is a continuing offence, to a fine of $2000 for each day during which the offence continues.

(4) In this section—
related person (有關連人士), in relation to an escalator, means—

(a) the responsible person for the escalator; or
(b) the registered escalator contractor (if any) who undertakes the escalator works to which the order relates.


Section: 63 Application for cancellation of prohibition orders and

cessation orders
L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012



(1) Subject to section 150, a person affected by an order under section 60 or 62 may on application request the
Director to cancel the order.

(2) If the Director decides to refuse an application under subsection (1), the Director must notify in writing the
applicant of the decision and the reasons for the decision.

(3) This section does not affect the general powers of the Director under section 46 of the Interpretation and General
Clauses Ordinance (Cap 1).


Section: 64 Examination orders L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If the Director has reasonable grounds to believe that it is desirable in the interest of safety to do so, the Director
may by order served on the responsible person for an escalator direct the person to—
(a) cause the escalator or any part of the escalator, or any associated equipment or machinery of the escalator,

to be examined by a registered escalator engineer in the manner and within the period specified in the order;
and

(b) submit within the period specified in the order a report, in the specified form, prepared by the engineer
stating whether the engineer is satisfied that the escalator or the part of the escalator, or the associated
equipment or machinery, is in safe working order.

(2) An order made under subsection (1)—
(a) must be in the specified form;
(b) must state the reasons for making the order; and
(c) may contain any conditions the Director may reasonably impose.

(3) If a person on whom an order is served under subsection (1), without reasonable excuse, contravenes the order,
the person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 4 and to imprisonment for 6 months
and, if the offence is a continuing offence, to a fine of $2000 for each day during which the offence continues.


Section: 65 Removal orders L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) The Director may by order served on the responsible person for an escalator direct the person to remove the
escalator or any part of the escalator, or any associated equipment or machinery of the escalator, if the Director
has reasonable grounds to believe that—
(a) the escalator or the part, or the associated equipment or machinery, if used or operated, or continued to be

used or operated, will cause or be likely to cause a risk of injury to any person or damage to any property;
or

(b) it is otherwise necessary to do so in the interest of safety.
(2) An order made under subsection (1)—

(a) must be in the specified form;
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(i) the reasons for making the order; and
(ii) the date before which the escalator or the part of the escalator, or the associated equipment or

machinery, is to be removed; and
(c) may contain any conditions the Director may reasonably impose.

(3) If a person on whom an order is served under subsection (1), without reasonable excuse, contravenes the order,
the person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 12 months
and, if the offence is a continuing offence, to a fine of $2000 for each day during which the offence continues.


Section: 66 Improvement orders L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If the Director has reasonable grounds to believe that—
(a) any provision of this Ordinance has been contravened or is being contravened in relation to an escalator or

any associated equipment or machinery of an escalator;
(b) an escalator or any associated equipment or machinery of an escalator is in a state that will cause or be

likely to cause a risk of injury to any person or damage to any property;
(c) any escalator works have been carried out or are being carried out in a manner that will cause or be likely to

cause a risk of injury to any person or damage to any property; or
(d) it is otherwise desirable to do so in the interest of safety,

the Director may by order served on the related person of the escalator direct the person to carry out any work
specified in the order, in order to rectify or remedy or otherwise put an end to the contravention or to eliminate
or reduce any risk of injury to any person or damage to any property.

(2) An order made under subsection (1) may specify the manner in which, and the time within which, any work
specified in the order must be carried out or completed.

(3) An order made under subsection (1)—
(a) must be in the specified form;
(b) must state—

(i) the reasons for making the order; and
(ii) the date before which the work must be completed; and

(c) may contain any conditions the Director may reasonably impose.
(4) If a person on whom an order is served under subsection (1), without reasonable excuse, contravenes the order,

the person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 4 and to imprisonment for 6 months
and, if the offence is a continuing offence, to a fine of $2000 for each day during which the offence continues.

(5) In this section—
related person (有關連人士), in relation to an escalator, means—

(a) the responsible person for the escalator;
(b) the registered escalator contractor (if any) who undertakes the escalator works to which the order relates; or
(c) the registered escalator engineer (if any) who engages in the escalator works to which the order relates.
Note—
See also section 2(4).


Section: 67 Director’s power to remove escalators or to carry out other

works, etc. in case of non-compliance with section 62 or 65
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(1) If an order made under section 62, other than an order made on the ground mentioned in section 62(1)(a), is
contravened, the Director may without any notice to the responsible person for the escalator carry out any work
and provide any service necessary for carrying out the work, to ensure that the order will be complied with.

(2) If an order made under section 65 is contravened, the Director may without any notice to the responsible person
for the escalator—
(a) remove the escalator or any part of the escalator, or any associated equipment or machinery of the escalator,

to remedy the contravention; and
(b) carry out any work and provide any service necessary for carrying out the work to remedy the

contravention.
(3) In any case, if there are reasonable grounds to believe that—

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to any property; or
(b) it is otherwise necessary to do so in the interest of safety,

the Director may without notice to the responsible person for the escalator carry out any work in relation to the
escalator, and provide any service necessary for carrying out the work.


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Section: 68 Subcontracting restricted L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Except with the written approval of the Director, a registered escalator contractor who undertakes any escalator
works must not subcontract the works or any part of the works to any other person who is not a registered
escalator contractor.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and
to imprisonment for 12 months.

(3) This section does not apply to any works concerning the installation or demolition of an escalator.

Section: 69 Display of use permits L.N. 166 of 2012 02/04/2013


(1) The responsible person for an escalator must ensure that the use permit for the time being in force in respect of
the escalator is displayed at all times in a conspicuous position adjacent to a landing of the escalator.

(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 3.


Section: 70 Incidents to be reported to Director L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If there is an incident relating to an escalator, the responsible person for the escalator must within 24 hours after
the incident comes to the person’s knowledge, notify in writing the Director and the following person of the
incident—
(a) the registered escalator contractor who currently undertakes any escalator works in respect of the escalator;

or
(b) if paragraph (a) does not apply, the registered escalator contractor who most recently has undertaken any

escalator works in respect of the escalator.
(2) Subject to subsection (3), the registered escalator contractor who is notified under subsection (1) must—

(a) cause a registered escalator engineer to investigate the incident and to prepare and complete, within 7 days
after the date on which the contractor is notified under subsection (1), a full report of the investigation that
complies with any regulation made under section 154; and

(b) submit to the Director the report within the period specified in paragraph (a).
(3) If for any reason the contractor who is notified under subsection (1) is of the opinion that a full report is unable

to be submitted as required under subsection (2), the contractor must—
(a) notify in writing the Director of the fact within 3 days after the date on which the contractor is notified

under subsection (1);
(b) cause the registered escalator engineer referred to in subsection (2)—

(i) to prepare and complete, within the period specified in paragraph (a), a preliminary report of the
investigation that complies with any regulation made under section 154; and

(ii) to prepare and complete, within 14 days after the date on which the incident occurs or a longer period
that the Director may approve, a full report of the investigation that complies with any regulation made
under section 154; and

(c) submit to the Director—
(i) the preliminary report within the period specified in paragraph (a); and
(ii) the full report within the period within which the report is required to be completed under paragraph

(b)(ii).
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on conviction to a fine at level 3.

Section: 71 Investigation of incidents by Director L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If an incident relating to an escalator has come to the knowledge of the Director, the Director may carry out an
investigation in respect of the incident, or cause any other enforcement officer to carry out the investigation.

(2) For the purposes of carrying out an investigation under subsection (1), the Director or any other enforcement
officer may request the responsible person for the escalator concerned, and the responsible registered escalator
contractor (if any), to provide without charge any assistance or information that the Director or the officer may
reasonably require for carrying out the investigation.

(3) A person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a request under subsection (2) commits an
offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3.

(4) In subsection (2)—
responsible registered escalator contractor (負責的註冊自動梯承辦商) means the registered escalator contractor

who is required under section 70(2) to cause a registered escalator engineer to investigate the incident.

Part: 4 Registration of Persons Involved in Lift Works or

Escalator Works
L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012





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Section: 72 Appointment of Registrar L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012


The Secretary may appoint a person to be the Registrar of Registered Contractors, Engineers and Workers (Lifts and
Escalators) for the purposes of this Ordinance.

Section: 73 General functions of Registrar L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012


(1) The functions of the Registrar are—
(a) to receive and consider applications for registration or renewal of registration under this Part;
(b) to collect from applicants for registration or renewal of registration the prescribed fees in relation to the

applications; and
(c) to perform other functions conferred or imposed on the Registrar under this Ordinance.

(2) The Registrar may do all things necessary for, or incidental or conducive to, the performance of the Registrar’s
functions under this Ordinance.


Part:
Division:

4
2

Registration and Renewal of Registration of Contractors,
Engineers and Workers

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Part:
Division:
Subdivision:

4
2
1

Registration and Renewal of Registration of Lift
Contractors

L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012





Section: 74 Registration—lift contractors L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to section 150, the Registrar may on application register a person as a lift contractor for all kinds of lift
works.

(2) The Registrar must not grant a registration under subsection (1) unless—



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(a) the requirements for an applicant set out in Part 2 of Schedule 8 are satisfied; and
(b) the Registrar is satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to be registered under that subsection.

(3) In considering whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to be registered under subsection (1), the Registrar
must in particular take into account—
(a) whether the applicant has and is capable of maintaining the necessary facilities, resources and workforce to

carry out lift works; and
(b) whether the applicant is capable of obtaining technical assistance or other support from any other person,

including a lift manufacturer, in case this is required.

Section: 75 Renewal of registration—lift contractors L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to section 150, the Registrar may on application renew a registration granted under section 74.
(2) The Registrar may refuse an application made under this section if it is not made within the period specified by

the Registrar.
(3) The Registrar must not grant a renewal under subsection (1) unless—

(a) the requirements for an applicant set out in Part 2 of Schedule 8 are satisfied; and
(b) the Registrar is satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to continue to perform the functions

conferred or imposed on the applicant under the registration of which renewal is sought under this section.
(4) In considering whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to continue to perform the functions conferred or

imposed on the applicant under the registration of which renewal is sought under this section, the Registrar must
in particular take into account—
(a) whether the applicant has and is capable of maintaining the necessary facilities, resources and workforce to

carry out lift works; and
(b) whether the applicant is capable of obtaining technical assistance or other support from any other person,

including a lift manufacturer, in case this is required.

Section: 76 Expiry of registration and renewed registration L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A registration under section 74—
(a) takes effect on the date specified by the Registrar (specified date); and
(b) unless cancelled or suspended, expires on the date immediately before the 5th anniversary of the specified

date.
(2) A renewal of registration under section 75—

(a) takes effect on the date immediately after the date of expiry of the registration or at the time of renewal,
whichever is the later (effective date); and

(b) unless cancelled or suspended, expires on the date immediately before the 5th anniversary of the effective
date.


Section: 77 Decisions of Registrar to be in writing L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If an application is made under section 74 or 75, the Registrar must within 90 days after the date of receipt of the
application, notify in writing the applicant of the decision.

(2) If the Registrar decides—
(a) to refuse an application or not to grant a registration under section 74; or
(b) to refuse an application or not to grant a renewal under section 75,
the Registrar must also notify in writing the applicant of the reasons for the decision.


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2

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Section: 78 Registration—lift engineers L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to section 150, the Registrar may on application register a person as a lift engineer for all kinds of lift
works.

(2) The Registrar must not grant a registration under subsection (1) unless—
(a) the requirements for an applicant set out in Part 2 of Schedule 9 are satisfied; and
(b) the Registrar is satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to be registered under that subsection.

(3) In considering whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to be registered under subsection (1), the Registrar
must in particular take into account whether the applicant has obtained sufficient practical experience to enable
the applicant to carry out lift works competently and without supervision by a qualified person.


Section: 79 Renewal of registration—lift engineers L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to section 150, the Registrar may on application renew a registration granted under section 78.
(2) The Registrar may refuse an application made under this section if it is not made within the period specified by

the Registrar.
(3) The Registrar must not grant a renewal under subsection (1) unless—

(a) the requirement for an applicant set out in Part 3 of Schedule 9 is satisfied; and
(b) the Registrar is satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to continue to perform the functions

conferred or imposed on the applicant under the registration of which renewal is sought under this section.

Section: 80 Expiry of registration and renewed registration L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A registration under section 78—
(a) takes effect on the date specified by the Registrar (specified date); and
(b) unless cancelled or suspended, expires on the date immediately before the 5th anniversary of the specified

date.
(2) A renewal of registration under section 79—

(a) takes effect on the date immediately after the date of expiry of the registration or at the time of renewal,
whichever is the later (effective date); and

(b) unless cancelled or suspended, expires on the date immediately before the 5th anniversary of the effective
date.


Section: 81 Decisions of Registrar to be in writing L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If an application is made under section 78 or 79, the Registrar must within 90 days after the date of receipt of the
application, notify in writing the applicant of the decision.

(2) If the Registrar decides—
(a) to refuse an application or not to grant a registration under section 78; or
(b) to refuse an application or not to grant a renewal under section 79,
the Registrar must also notify in writing the applicant of the reasons for the decision.


Part:
Division:
Subdivision:

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2
3

Registration and Renewal of Registration of Lift Workers L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012





Section: 82 Registration—lift workers L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to section 150, the Registrar may on application register a person as—
(a) a lift worker for all kinds of lift works; or
(b) a lift worker for one or more, but not all, kinds of lift works.

(2) The Registrar must not grant a registration under subsection (1) unless—



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(a) the requirements for an applicant set out in Part 1 of Schedule 10 are satisfied; and
(b) the Registrar is satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to be registered under that subsection.

(3) In considering whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to be registered under subsection (1)(a) or (b), the
Registrar must in particular take into account whether the applicant has obtained sufficient practical experience
and sufficient and proper training to enable the applicant to carry out, competently and without supervision by a
qualified person, the kinds of works for which the registration is sought.


Section: 83 Renewal of registration—lift workers L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to section 150, the Registrar may on application renew a registration in respect of any kinds of lift works
that is granted under section 82.

(2) The Registrar may refuse an application made under this section if it is not made within the period specified by
the Registrar.

(3) The Registrar must not grant a renewal under subsection (1) unless—
(a) the requirement for an applicant set out in Part 2 of Schedule 10 is satisfied; and
(b) the Registrar is satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to continue to perform the functions

conferred or imposed on the applicant under the registration of which renewal is sought under this section.

Section: 84 Expiry of registration and renewed registration L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A registration under section 82—
(a) takes effect on the date specified by the Registrar (specified date); and
(b) unless cancelled or suspended, expires on the date immediately before the 5th anniversary of the specified

date.
(2) A renewal of registration under section 83—

(a) takes effect on the date immediately after the date of expiry of the registration or at the time of renewal,
whichever is the later (effective date); and

(b) unless cancelled or suspended, expires on the date immediately before the 5th anniversary of the effective
date.


Section: 85 Decisions of Registrar to be in writing L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If an application is made under section 82 or 83, the Registrar must within 90 days after the date of receipt of the
application, notify in writing the applicant of the decision.

(2) If the Registrar decides—
(a) to refuse an application or not to grant a registration under section 82; or
(b) to refuse an application or not to grant a renewal under section 83,

the Registrar must also notify in writing the applicant of the reasons for the decision.

Part:
Division:
Subdivision:

4
2
4

Registration and Renewal of Registration of Escalator
Contractors

L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012





Section: 86 Registration—escalator contractors L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to section 150, the Registrar may on application register a person as an escalator contractor for all kinds
of escalator works.

(2) The Registrar must not grant a registration under subsection (1) unless—
(a) the requirements for an applicant set out in Part 3 of Schedule 8 are satisfied; and
(b) the Registrar is satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to be registered under that subsection.

(3) In considering whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to be registered under subsection (1), the Registrar
must in particular take into account—
(a) whether the applicant has and is capable of maintaining the necessary facilities, resources and workforce to



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carry out escalator works; and
(b) whether the applicant is capable of obtaining technical assistance or other support from any other person,

including an escalator manufacturer, in case this is required.

Section: 87 Renewal of registration—escalator contractors L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to section 150, the Registrar may on application renew a registration granted under section 86.
(2) The Registrar may refuse an application made under this section if it is not made within the period specified by

the Registrar.
(3) The Registrar must not grant a renewal under subsection (1) unless—

(a) the requirements for an applicant set out in Part 3 of Schedule 8 are satisfied; and
(b) the Registrar is satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to continue to perform the functions

conferred or imposed on the applicant under the registration of which renewal is sought under this section.
(4) In considering whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to continue to perform the functions conferred or

imposed on the applicant under the registration of which renewal is sought under this section, the Registrar must
in particular take into account—
(a) whether the applicant has and is capable of maintaining the necessary facilities, resources and workforce to

carry out escalator works; and
(b) whether the applicant is capable of obtaining technical assistance or other support from any other person,

including an escalator manufacturer, in case this is required.

Section: 88 Expiry of registration and renewed registration L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A registration under section 86—
(a) takes effect on the date specified by the Registrar (specified date); and
(b) unless cancelled or suspended, expires on the date immediately before the 5th anniversary of the specified

date.
(2) A renewal of registration under section 87—

(a) takes effect on the date immediately after the date of expiry of the registration or at the time of renewal,
whichever is the later (effective date); and

(b) unless cancelled or suspended, expires on the date immediately before the 5th anniversary of the effective
date.


Section: 89 Decisions of Registrar to be in writing L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If an application is made under section 86 or 87, the Registrar must within 90 days after the date of receipt of the
application, notify in writing the applicant of the decision.

(2) If the Registrar decides—
(a) to refuse an application or not to grant a registration under section 86; or
(b) to refuse an application or not to grant a renewal under section 87,
the Registrar must also notify in writing the applicant of the reasons for the decision.


Part:
Division:
Subdivision:

4
2
5

Registration and Renewal of Registration of Escalator
Engineers

L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012





Section: 90 Registration—escalator engineers L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to section 150, the Registrar may on application register a person as an escalator engineer for all kinds of
escalator works.

(2) The Registrar must not grant a registration under subsection (1) unless—
(a) the requirements for an applicant set out in Part 4 of Schedule 9 are satisfied; and
(b) the Registrar is satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to be registered under that subsection.



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(3) In considering whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to be registered under subsection (1), the Registrar
must in particular take into account whether the applicant has obtained sufficient practical experience to enable
the applicant to carry out escalator works competently and without supervision by a qualified person.


Section: 91 Renewal of registration—escalator engineers L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to section 150, the Registrar may on application renew a registration granted under section 90.
(2) The Registrar may refuse an application made under this section if it is not made within the period specified by

the Registrar.
(3) The Registrar must not grant a renewal under subsection (1) unless—

(a) the requirement for an applicant set out in Part 5 of Schedule 9 is satisfied; and
(b) the Registrar is satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to continue to perform the functions

conferred or imposed on the applicant under the registration of which renewal is sought under this section.

Section: 92 Expiry of registration and renewed registration L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A registration under section 90—
(a) takes effect on the date specified by the Registrar (specified date); and
(b) unless cancelled or suspended, expires on the date immediately before the 5th anniversary of the specified

date.
(2) A renewal of registration under section 91—

(a) takes effect on the date immediately after the date of expiry of the registration or at the time of renewal,
whichever is the later (effective date); and

(b) unless cancelled or suspended, expires on the date immediately before the 5th anniversary of the effective
date.


Section: 93 Decisions of Registrar to be in writing L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If an application is made under section 90 or 91, the Registrar must within 90 days after the date of receipt of the
application, notify in writing the applicant of the decision.

(2) If the Registrar decides—
(a) to refuse an application or not to grant a registration under section 90; or
(b) to refuse an application or not to grant a renewal under section 91,
the Registrar must also notify in writing the applicant of the reasons for the decision.


Part:
Division:
Subdivision:

4
2
6

Registration and Renewal of Registration of Escalator
Workers

L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012





Section: 94 Registration—escalator workers L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to section 150, the Registrar may on application register a person as—
(a) an escalator worker for all kinds of escalator works; or
(b) an escalator worker for one or more, but not all, kinds of escalator works.

(2) The Registrar must not grant a registration under subsection (1) unless—
(a) the requirements for an applicant set out in Part 3 of Schedule 10 are satisfied; and
(b) the Registrar is satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to be registered under that subsection.

(3) In considering whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to be registered under subsection (1)(a) or (b), the
Registrar must in particular take into account whether the applicant has obtained sufficient practical experience
and sufficient and proper training to enable the applicant to carry out, competently and without supervision by a
qualified person, the kinds of works for which the registration is sought.





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Section: 95 Renewal of registration—escalator workers L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to section 150, the Registrar may on application renew a registration in respect of any kinds of escalator
works that is granted under section 94.

(2) The Registrar may refuse an application made under this section if it is not made within the period specified by
the Registrar.

(3) The Registrar must not grant a renewal under subsection (1) unless—
(a) the requirement for an applicant set out in Part 4 of Schedule 10 is satisfied; and
(b) the Registrar is satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to continue to perform the functions

conferred or imposed on the applicant under the registration of which renewal is sought under this section.

Section: 96 Expiry of registration and renewed registration L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A registration under section 94—
(a) takes effect on the date specified by the Registrar (specified date); and
(b) unless cancelled or suspended, expires on the date immediately before the 5th anniversary of the specified

date.
(2) A renewal of registration under section 95—

(a) takes effect on the date immediately after the date of expiry of the registration or at the time of renewal,
whichever is the later (effective date); and

(b) unless cancelled or suspended, expires on the date immediately before the 5th anniversary of the effective
date.


Section: 97 Decisions of Registrar to be in writing L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If an application is made under section 94 or 95, the Registrar must within 90 days after the date of receipt of the
application, notify in writing the applicant of the decision.

(2) If the Registrar decides—
(a) to refuse an application or not to grant a registration under section 94; or
(b) to refuse an application or not to grant a renewal under section 95,
the Registrar must also notify in writing the applicant of the reasons for the decision.


Part:
Division:

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Section: 98 Issue of certificates of registration L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If the Registrar decides to grant any registration to a person under a relevant provision, the Registrar may—
(a) assign a registration number to the person; and
(b) issue to the person a certificate of registration.

(2) If the Registrar decides to grant any renewal of registration to a person under a relevant provision, the Registrar
may issue a certificate of registration to the person.

(3) A certificate issued under subsection (1) or (2)—
(a) must be in the specified form; and
(b) may contain any information relating to the registration granted or renewed that the Registrar considers

appropriate.
(4) If there is a change in the name of a registered person, subject to section 150, the Registrar may on application

issue to the registered person a replacement certificate of registration.
(5) A replacement certificate of registration under subsection (4) has the same effect as, and is equivalent to, the

certificate of registration it replaces.
(6) In this section—
relevant provision (有關條文) means section 74, 75, 78, 79, 82, 83, 86, 87, 90, 91, 94 or 95.



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Section: 99 Issue of registration cards on registration or renewal of

registration
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(1) If the Registrar decides to grant any registration or renewal of registration to a person under a relevant provision,
the Registrar may issue a registration card to the person.

(2) If the Registrar considers it appropriate to do so, the Registrar may, on request, issue to the person mentioned in
subsection (1) a single registration card in respect of all registrations and renewals granted to the person under
the relevant provisions.

(3) A registration card issued under this section—
(a) must be in the specified form; and
(b) may contain any information relating to the registration granted or renewed that the Registrar considers

appropriate.
(4) If there is a change in the name of a registered person, subject to section 150, the Registrar may on application

issue to the registered person a replacement registration card.
(5) A replacement registration card issued under subsection (4) has the same effect as, and is equivalent to, the

registration card it replaces.
(6) In this section—
relevant provision (有關條文) means section 78, 79, 82, 83, 90, 91, 94 or 95.

Section: 100 Issue of duplicates of registration certificates and

registration cards
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(1) If a certificate of registration (original certificate) is lost, destroyed, defaced or damaged, subject to section 150,
the Registrar may on application issue to the certificate holder a duplicate certificate to replace the original
certificate.

(2) If a registration card (original card) is lost, destroyed, defaced or damaged, subject to section 150, the Registrar
may on application issue to the card holder a duplicate card to replace the original card.

(3) A duplicate certificate or duplicate card issued under subsection (1) or (2) has the same effect as, and is
equivalent to the original certificate or original card.

(4) On the issue of a duplicate certificate or duplicate card, the original certificate or original card ceases to be valid.
(5) When making an application for a duplicate certificate or duplicate card, the certificate holder or card holder

must return the original certificate or original card to the Registrar if it is available to the certificate holder or
card holder.

(6) The Registrar may refuse to issue a duplicate certificate or duplicate card to the certificate holder or card holder
if the holder contravenes subsection (5).


Part:
Division:

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Section: 101 Cancellation of registrations etc. L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the Registrar may cancel the registration of a registered person if—
(a) the person requests the cancellation in writing;
(b) the Registrar is satisfied that—

(i) the person has died or, if the person has been registered under section 74 or 86, the person ceases to
carry on business as a lift contractor or escalator contractor;

(ii) the person no longer complies with the applicable requirements for the registration or renewal of the
registration;

(iii) the person was not at the time of the registration entitled to be so registered;
(iv) the person contravenes any provision of this Ordinance;
(v) the person contravenes any condition of the registration; or
(vi) the person is otherwise not fit and proper to continue to be registered under the relevant provision of



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this Ordinance.
(2) If the Registrar intends to cancel the registration of a person on any of the grounds mentioned in subsection (1),

the Registrar—
(a) must notify in writing the person of the intention and the reasons for the proposed cancellation; and
(b) must not cancel the registration before the end of the period of 14 days immediately after the date on which

the person is notified under paragraph (a).
(3) The Registrar must not cancel the registration of a person on any of the grounds mentioned in subsection (1), if

before the end of the period referred to in subsection (2)(b)—
(a) in relation to subsection (1)(a), the person withdraws the request;
(b) in relation to subsection (1)(b)(i), the Registrar is satisfied that the person is not dead or, if the person has

been registered under section 74 or 86, has not otherwise ceased to carry on business as a lift contractor or
escalator contractor;

(c) in relation to subsection (1)(b)(ii), the Registrar is satisfied that the person complies with the applicable
requirements for the registration or renewal of the registration;

(d) in relation to subsection (1)(b)(iii), the Registrar is satisfied that the person was at the time of the
registration entitled to be so registered;

(e) in relation to subsection (1)(b)(iv), the Registrar is satisfied that the person has not contravened the
provision concerned;

(f) in relation to subsection (1)(b)(v), the Registrar is satisfied that the person has not contravened the condition
concerned; and

(g) in relation to subsection (1)(b)(vi), the Registrar is satisfied that the person is fit and proper to continue to
be registered under the relevant provision of this Ordinance.


Section: 102 Suspension of registration etc. L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the Registrar may suspend the registration of a registered person if the
Registrar is satisfied that—
(a) the person no longer complies with the applicable requirements for the registration or renewal of the

registration;
(b) the person contravenes any provision of this Ordinance;
(c) the person contravenes any condition of the registration; or
(d) the person is otherwise not fit and proper to continue to be registered under the relevant provision of this

Ordinance.
(2) If the Registrar intends to suspend the registration of a person on any of the grounds mentioned in subsection (1),

the Registrar—
(a) must notify in writing the person of the intention, the reasons for the proposed suspension and the proposed

period of suspension; and
(b) may not suspend the registration before the end of the period of 14 days immediately after the date on

which the person is notified under paragraph (a).
(3) The Registrar must not suspend the registration of a person under subsection (1) on any of the grounds

mentioned in subsection (1) if before the end of the period referred to in subsection (2)(b)—
(a) in relation to subsection (1)(a), the Registrar is satisfied that the person complies with the applicable

requirements for the registration or renewal of the registration;
(b) in relation to subsection (1)(b), the Registrar is satisfied that the person has not contravened the provision

concerned;
(c) in relation to subsection (1)(c), the Registrar is satisfied that the person has not contravened the condition

concerned; and
(d) in relation to subsection (1)(d), the Registrar is satisfied that the person is fit and proper to continue to be

registered under the relevant provision of this Ordinance.

Section: 103 Registrar to notify decisions under sections 101 and 102 L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If the Registrar decides to make any cancellation under section 101 or suspension under section 102, the
Registrar must notify in writing the registered person affected by the decision of—



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(a) the Registrar’s decision;
(b) the reasons for the decision; and
(c) the date on which the cancellation or suspension is to take effect.

(2) Unless the Registrar decides otherwise, a cancellation or suspension under section 101 or 102 is to take effect
despite the fact that an appeal is or is to be made under Part 6 against the decision of the Registrar or the appeal
board.


Section: 104 Return of certificates of registration and registration cards

to Registrar on cancellation or suspension, etc.
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(1) A person whose registration is cancelled under section 101, other than on a ground mentioned in section
101(1)(b)(i), or suspended under section 102 must, not later than 14 days after being notified by the Registrar
under section 103, return to the Registrar—
(a) the certificate of registration issued to the person in respect of the registration; and
(b) (if applicable) the registration card issued to the person that contains information in respect of the

registration.
(2) If the registration card required to be returned under subsection (1)(b) is a card issued under section 99(2), the

Registrar may on receiving the card returned under that subsection and on written request, issue to the card
holder under section 99 a card containing information relating to the registration or registrations of the person
that is or are not affected by the cancellation or suspension.

(3) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 1.


Part:
Division:

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Registers L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012





Section: 105 Registers L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) The Registrar must establish and keep the following registers for the purposes of this Ordinance—
(a) a register of every person to whom registration is granted under section 74 or whose registration is renewed

under section 75 (Register of Lift Contractors);
(b) a register of every person to whom registration is granted under section 86 or whose registration is renewed

under section 87 (Register of Escalator Contractors);
(c) a register of every person to whom registration is granted under section 78 or whose registration is renewed

under section 79 (Register of Lift Engineers);
(d) a register of every person to whom registration is granted under section 90 or whose registration is renewed

under section 91 (Register of Escalator Engineers);
(e) a register of every person to whom registration is granted under section 82 or whose registration is renewed

under section 83 (Register of Lift Workers);
(f) a register of every person to whom registration is granted under section 94 or whose registration is renewed

under section 95 (Register of Escalator Workers).
(2) The Registrar may keep a register mentioned in subsection (1) in any form the Registrar considers appropriate so

long as the information contained in it is capable of being reproduced in a legible form.
(3) A register under subsection (1) must contain the following information in relation to each person in respect of

whom the register is established and kept under that subsection—
(a) the name of the person;
(b) the registration number assigned to the person on granting the registration under section 98(1);
(c) the validity period of the registration granted or renewed (as the case requires);
(d) if the register is the Register of Lift Workers or the Register of Escalator Workers, the kind of lift works or

escalator works in respect of which the person is granted registration or the registration is renewed (as the
case requires);

(e) if the registration is suspended under section 102(1), a note that reflects the suspension, including the
suspension period.



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(4) A register under subsection (1) may contain any other information or particulars relating to the administration or
implementation of this Ordinance that the Director considers appropriate.


Section: 106 Registers available for public inspection L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


For the purposes of enabling a member of the public to ascertain whether a person is registered under this Part and, if
the person is so registered, whether the registration of the person is in force, a register under section 105(1) must be
available for public inspection, free of charge, at the place and at the reasonable time that the Registrar may specify.

Part: 5 Disciplinary Proceedings L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012




Section: 107 What is a disciplinary offence L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to subsection (2), a registered person commits a disciplinary offence if the person—
(a) commits misconduct or neglect in any professional respect;
(b) has been convicted of an offence under this Ordinance;
(c) has obtained registration or renewal of registration under this Ordinance by fraud or misrepresentation;
(d) without reasonable excuse, fails to attend before a disciplinary board or an appeal board either as a witness

or as a person in respect of whom the board is meeting; or
(e) has been convicted in Hong Kong or elsewhere of any other offence that may bring their profession into

disrepute.
(2) If—

(a) a registered person who—
(i) has committed misconduct or neglect in a professional respect;
(ii) has been convicted of an offence under this Ordinance; or
(iii) has been convicted in Hong Kong or elsewhere of any other offence that may bring their profession

into disrepute,
informs the Registrar of the misconduct, neglect or conviction when the person applies for registration or

renewal of registration; and
(b) the Registrar subsequently grant the registration or renewal of registration,

the person does not commit a disciplinary offence in respect of the disclosed misconduct, neglect or conviction.

Section: 108 Disciplinary board panel L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) The Secretary must establish a disciplinary board panel for the purposes of this Part.
(2) Schedule 11 has effect with respect to the panel.

Section: 109 Referral of complaints to Secretary L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A complaint alleging a disciplinary offence against a registered person may be made—
(a) by the Director; or
(b) by any other person by submitting the complaint to the Director.

(2) A complaint under subsection (1) must be in the specified form and must include details of the complaint.
(3) The Director must refer to the Secretary a complaint made under subsection (1) and, if it is a complaint made

under subsection (1)(b), subject to subsection (4), must do so within 30 days after the date of receipt of the
complaint.

(4) The Director may refuse to refer a complaint submitted to the Director under subsection (1)(b) if—
(a) the complaint is made anonymously;
(b) the complainant cannot be identified or traced;
(c) the complainant fails to provide any information or particulars the Director reasonably requires in relation

to the complaint;
(d) the person being complained of has ceased to be a registered person;
(e) the Director has previously refused to refer the complaint, or a complaint of a substantially similar nature, to



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the Secretary under this section;
(f) the complaint, or a complaint of a substantially similar nature, has previously been disposed of by a

disciplinary board and the board decided that the person being complained of did not commit the
disciplinary offence; or

(g) having regard to all circumstances of the case—
(i) the Director is satisfied that on its face no case has been shown for the complaint;
(ii) the Director is satisfied that the complaint is frivolous or vexatious or not made in good faith;
(iii) the Director is satisfied that—

(A) the complaint was made after the specified period; and
(B) there are no special circumstances that explain the delay in making the complaint; or

(iv) the Director is satisfied for any other reason that referring the complaint to the Secretary is
unnecessary.

(5) If the Director decides to refuse to refer to the Secretary a complaint submitted to the Director under subsection
(1)(b), the Director must notify in writing the complainant of the fact and the reasons for the decision.

(6) In subsection (4)(g)(iii)—
specified period (指明限期), in relation to a complaint alleging a disciplinary offence against a registered person,

means the period—
(a) beginning on the date on which the alleged disciplinary offence comes to the knowledge of the complainant

(relevant date); and
(b) ending on the date immediately before the 2nd anniversary of the relevant date.


Section: 110 Establishment, composition, meetings and proceedings of

disciplinary board, etc.
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(1) Within a period of 21 days beginning on the date on which a complaint is referred to the Secretary under section
109, the Secretary must establish a disciplinary board to consider the complaint.

(2) Schedule 12 has effect with respect to a disciplinary board required to be established under subsection (1).

Section: 111 Hearing of complaints alleging disciplinary offences

against registered persons
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(1) For the purposes of a hearing, the disciplinary board may—
(a) receive evidence on oath;
(b) by notice signed by the chairperson of the board, order any person to attend before the board and to give

evidence;
(c) by notice signed by the chairperson of the board, order any person to produce any document or information

relevant to the complaint in respect of which the hearing is conducted; and
(d) authorize any person to inspect—

(i) the lift or escalator concerned, or the lift works or escalator works concerned; and
(ii) the premises at or in which the lift or escalator is situated or is installed or being installed, or at which

the lift works or escalator works have been or are being carried out.
(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes an order under subsection (1)(b) or (c) commits an

offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 5.
(3) In this section, a reference to a lift or escalator includes any part of the lift or escalator and any associated

equipment or machinery of the lift or escalator.

Section: 112 Supplementary provisions to section 111 L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) After a hearing is completed, the disciplinary board may—
(a) if the board determines that the registered person concerned has not committed the disciplinary offence

alleged in the complaint, order that the person be exonerated; or
(b) if the board determines that the registered person concerned has committed the disciplinary offence alleged

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(i) order that the person be reprimanded;
(ii) if the person has committed the offence in the capacity of a registered lift contractor or registered

escalator contractor, order that the person be fined a sum of not more than $100000;
(iii) if the person has committed the offence in the capacity of a registered lift engineer, registered escalator

engineer, registered lift worker or registered escalator worker, order that the person be fined a sum of
not more than $10000;

(iv) order the Registrar to cancel or suspend the registration of the person.
(2) The board may make any order that it thinks fit with regard to the payment of costs and expenses of the hearing,

including the costs and expenses of the parties to the hearing.
(3) All costs, expenses and fine ordered to be paid under this section are recoverable as a civil debt.
(4) If the board decides to make an order under this section, the board must notify in writing the parties to the

hearing of—
(a) the decision;
(b) the reasons for the decision; and
(c) in relation to an order under subsection (1)(b)(iv), the details of the order.

(5) If the board makes an order under subsection (1)(b)(iv), the Registrar must comply with the order and cancel or
suspend the registration concerned accordingly.


Section: 113 Publication of disciplinary orders L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A disciplinary board that has decided (original decision) to make an order under section 112(1)(b) may after the
relevant date order that its original decision and, if the original decision is appealed against under Part 6, the
decision of the authority hearing the appeal be published in the Gazette or in any other publication specified by
the board, in the manner the board thinks fit.

(2) An order made under subsection (1) may include any particulars the disciplinary board considers appropriate to
acquaint a member of the public with the nature of the matter to which the original decision relates.

(3) For the purposes of the law of defamation, a person does not incur any civil liability by reason only of
publishing an order or other particulars permitted under this section.

(4) In this section—
relevant date (有關日期) means—

(a) if the original decision is not appealed against under section 115, the last day of the period within which a
notice of appeal may be given under section 117(2);

(b) if the original decision is appealed against under section 115—
(i) subject to subparagraph (ii), the date on which the appeal board makes its decision in respect of the

appeal; or
(ii) if an appeal is made under section 122 to the Court of First Instance, the date on which the Court

makes its decision in respect of the appeal.

Section: 114 Privileges and immunities of members of disciplinary

board, etc.
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(1) The chairperson of a disciplinary board and every other member of the board have, in the performance of their
functions under this Part, the same privileges and immunities as a judge of the Court of First Instance in civil
proceedings in that Court.

(2) Any person who appears before a disciplinary board, including a party to a hearing and any representative of the
party, is entitled to the same privileges and immunities as the person would have in civil proceedings in the
Court of First Instance.


Part: 6 Appeals L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012




Section: 115 Appeals L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A person aggrieved by any of the following decisions and orders may appeal to an appeal board against the



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decision or order in accordance with this Part—
(a) a decision of the Director to refuse an application, or to refuse to issue a permit under section 26, 28, 56 or

58;
(b) a decision of the Director under section 29 or 59 to refuse an application for a duplicate permit, or refuse to

issue a duplicate permit under that section;
(c) an order under section 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 60, 61, 62, 64, 65 or 66;
(d) a decision of the Director to refuse an application to cancel an order made under section 30, 32, 60 or 62;
(e) a decision of the Director to refuse to grant approval under section 38 or 68;
(f) a decision of the Registrar to refuse an application, or to refuse to grant registration or renewal of

registration, under section 74, 75, 78, 79, 82, 83, 86, 87, 90, 91, 94 or 95;
(g) a decision of the Registrar to refuse an application for a duplicate certificate or duplicate card under section

100, or refuse to issue a duplicate certificate or duplicate card under that section;
(h) a decision of the Registrar to cancel or suspend a registration under section 101 or 102;
(i) a decision of the Director to refuse to refer a complaint to the Secretary under section 109;
(j) an order of a disciplinary board under section 112;
(k) a decision of the Director to refuse an application under section 148, or to refuse to grant an exemption or to

revoke an exemption granted under that section;
(l) a decision made by any person under any regulation made under section 154, which decision is specified in

the regulation as a decision against which an appeal may be made under this section.
(2) Unless the relevant authority decides otherwise, an appeal made under subsection (1) does not affect the decision

or order that is the subject of the appeal.
(3) In subsection (2)—
relevant authority (有關當局) means—

(a) in relation to a decision or order of the Director, the Director;
(b) in relation to a decision of the Registrar, the Registrar;
(c) in relation to a decision or order of a disciplinary board, the board; and
(d) in relation to a decision of any other person, that other person.


Section: 116 Appeal board panel L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) The Secretary must establish an appeal board panel for the purposes of this Part.
(2) Schedule 13 has effect with respect to the panel.

Section: 117 How an appeal is to commence L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A person who intends to appeal under section 115 must commence an appeal by giving the Director a notice of
appeal in the specified form.

(2) A notice of appeal must be given to the Director within—
(a) a period of 30 days beginning on the date immediately following the date on which the appellant was

notified of the decision or order appealed against; or
(b) a longer period the Director allows.

(3) The notice of appeal must—
(a) set out the grounds of the appeal and the facts relied on;
(b) be accompanied by a copy of every document that the appellant intends to rely on; and
(c) include particulars of every witness whom the appellant intends to call at the hearing.

(4) If the Director receives a notice of appeal given under this section, the Director must deliver the notice to the
Secretary within a period of 14 days beginning on the date immediately following the date on which the Director
receives the notice.


Section: 118 Establishment, composition, meetings and proceedings of

appeal board, etc.
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(1) Within a period of 21 days beginning on the date on which a notice under section 117 is received by the
Secretary, the Secretary must establish an appeal board to consider the appeal to which the notice relates.



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(2) Schedule 14 has effect with respect to an appeal board required to be established under subsection (1).

Section: 119 Determination of appeal L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) For the purposes of a hearing, the appeal board may—
(a) receive evidence on oath;
(b) by notice signed by the chairperson of the board, order any person to attend before the board and to give

evidence;
(c) by notice signed by the chairperson of the board, order any person to produce any document or information

relevant to the appeal in respect of which the hearing is conducted; and
(d) in relation to an appeal against the issue of an order mentioned in section 115(1)(c) or (j) or a decision

mentioned in section 115(1)(d), authorize any person to inspect—
(i) the lift or escalator concerned, or the lift works or escalator works concerned; and
(ii) the premises at or in which the lift or escalator is situated or is installed or being installed, or at which

the lift works or escalator works have been or are being carried out.
(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes an order under subsection (1)(b) or (c) commits an

offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 5.
(3) In this section, a reference to a lift or escalator includes any part of the lift or escalator and any associated

equipment or machinery of the lift or escalator.

Section: 120 Supplementary provisions to section 119 L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) After a hearing is completed, the appeal board may—
(a) confirm or revoke the decision or order that is the subject of the appeal;
(b) vary the decision or order that is the subject of the appeal; or
(c) substitute the board’s own decision for the decision or order that is the subject of the appeal.

(2) If the board decides to revoke or vary the decision or order that is the subject of the appeal, or to substitute the
board’s own decision for the decision or order, the board may order—
(a) the person whose decision or order is so revoked, varied or substituted; and
(b) the Registrar (if appropriate),

to take any appropriate action to give effect to the board’s decision, and the person and the Registrar must
comply with the order of the board accordingly.

(3) The board may make any order that it thinks fit with regard to the payment of the costs and expenses of the
hearing, including the costs and expenses of the parties to the hearing.

(4) All costs and expenses ordered to be paid under this section are recoverable as a civil debt.
(5) If an appeal board makes a decision under subsection (1), the board must notify in writing the parties to the

hearing of—
(a) the decision of the board, including any order made under subsection (2) or (3);
(b) the reasons for the decision; and
(c) in relation to an order under subsection (2), the details of the order.


Section: 121 Privileges and immunities of members of appeal board,

etc.
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(1) The chairperson of an appeal board and every other member of the board have, in the performance of their
functions under this Part, the same privileges and immunities as a judge of the Court of First Instance in civil
proceedings in that Court.

(2) Any person who appears before an appeal board, including a party to a hearing and any representative of the
party, is entitled to the same privileges and immunities as the person would have in civil proceedings in the
Court of First Instance.


Section: 122 Appeal to Court of First Instance on point of law L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to subsection (2), a decision of an appeal board is final and is not subject to further appeal.



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(2) A person aggrieved by the decision of an appeal board may appeal to the Court of First Instance against the
decision on a point of law.

(3) Unless the appeal board decides otherwise, an appeal made under subsection (2) does not affect the decision or
order that is the subject of the appeal.

(4) The Court may—
(a) confirm the decision of an appeal board;
(b) reverse or vary the decision appeal against; or
(c) remit the matter in question to the appeal board concerned with any directions it considers appropriate.

(5) If the Court decides to reverse or vary the decision of an appeal board, the Court may order—
(a) the person whose decision or order is the subject of the appeal in relation to which the appeal board’s

decision is made; and
(b) the Registrar (if appropriate),

to take any appropriate action to give effect to the Court’s decision, and the person and the Registrar must
comply with the order of the Court accordingly.


Part: 7 Administration and Enforcement L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012




Part:
Division:

7
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Administration L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012





Section: 123 Director’s power to authorize persons to personally carry
out any lift works or escalator works

L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012



The Director may in writing authorize any person who is not a qualified person to personally carry out any lift works
or escalator works if, having regard to the particular circumstances of the case, the Director is satisfied that it is
consistent with the interest of safety and is appropriate to do so.

Section: 124 Appointment of enforcement officers L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012


The Director may in writing appoint any public officer attached to the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
to be an enforcement officer for the purposes of this Ordinance.

Section: 125 Delegation L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012


The Director may in writing delegate to a public officer attached to the Electrical and Mechanical Services
Department any of the functions of the Director under this Ordinance.

Section: 126 Confidentiality L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) This section applies to a person who performs any function under this Ordinance.
(2) Except as provided by subsection (3), a person to whom this section applies—

(a) must preserve and aid in preserving information concerning a trade or business secret that has come to the
knowledge of, or into the possession of, the person in the course of the person’s performance of functions
under this Ordinance;

(b) must not disclose or give the information to any other person; and
(c) must not suffer or permit any other person to have access to the information.

(3) Subsection (2) does not apply to—
(a) the disclosure or giving of information in the person’s performance of functions under this Ordinance or

in carrying into effect or doing anything authorized by this Ordinance;
(b) the disclosure or giving of information with the consent in writing of the person from whom the information

was obtained or received and, if the information relates to another person, with the consent also of that other



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person;
(c) the disclosure or giving of information with a view to bringing, or otherwise for the purposes of, any

disciplinary proceedings or appeal proceedings under this Ordinance, including any proceedings arising
from those proceedings;

(d) the disclosure or giving of information with a view to bringing, or otherwise for the purposes of, any civil
proceedings under this Ordinance, including any appeal proceedings or other proceedings arising from
those civil proceedings;

(e) the disclosure or giving of information with a view to bringing, or otherwise for the purposes of, any
criminal proceedings or any investigation carried out under the laws of Hong Kong including any appeal
proceedings or other proceedings arising from those criminal proceedings or investigation;

(f) the disclosure or giving of information in the form of a summary compiled from similar information
obtained or received from a number of persons under this Ordinance, if the summary is compiled to prevent
particulars relating to the business or identity, or the trading particulars, of—
(i) any of those persons who have produced or provided the information; or
(ii) any persons to whom the information relates,
from being ascertained from the summary;

(g) the disclosure or giving of information which has already been lawfully disclosed or made available to the
public;

(h) the disclosure or giving of information for the purposes of seeking advice from, or giving advice by, a
counsel or a solicitor or any other professional adviser acting or proposing to act in a professional capacity
in connection with any matter arising under this Ordinance;

(i) the disclosure or giving of information in accordance with an order of a court or in accordance with a law or
a requirement made by or under a law.

(4) A person who contravenes subsection (2) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 4 and
to imprisonment for 6 months.

(5) It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under this section to prove that at the time of the alleged
offence the person—
(a) believed that there was lawful authority for the person to disclose or give the information to the other

person and the person had no reasonable cause to believe otherwise; and
(b) did not know and had no reasonable cause to believe that the information disclosed or given was

information referred to in subsection (2).

Section: 127 Protection of public officers L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A public officer, or a person acting under the direction of a public officer, does not incur any personal liability
for anything done or omitted to be done by the officer or the person in good faith in the execution or purported
execution of this Ordinance.

(2) The protection conferred by subsection (1) does not affect any liability in tort of the Government for the thing
done or omitted to be done by the public officer or the person.


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Division:
Subdivision:

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Section: 128 Powers to obtain documents and information L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If the Director has reasonable grounds to believe that a person has, or may have in the person’s possession or
control, any document or information that the Director may reasonably require for the purposes of performing
any function of the Director under this Ordinance, the Director may by notice in writing request the person to



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produce or provide the document or information.
(2) The Director may also specify in the notice—

(a) the time and place at which any document or information is to be produced or provided; and
(b) the manner and form in which any document or information is to be produced or provided.

(3) A person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a request under this section commits an offence
and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3 and, if the offence is a continuing offence, to a fine of $1000 for
each day during which the offence continues.


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Section: 129 Power to enter non-domestic premises for purposes of
section 41 or 71

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(1) For the purposes of carrying out an investigation under section 41 or 71, an enforcement officer may without a
warrant enter any premises, other than domestic premises, at or in which the lift or escalator concerned is
situated or is installed or being installed.

(2) After entering any premises under subsection (1), the officer may exercise any or all of the following powers at
the premises—
(a) to require access to and the examination of the lift or escalator;
(b) to require the production or provision of and examine any permit, certificate or other document relating to

the lift or escalator;
(c) to require the production or provision of and examine any other document or thing or any information that

the officer has reasonable grounds to believe to be relevant to the investigation;
(d) to take and make copies of any permit, certificate, document or information referred to in paragraph (b) or

(c);
(e) to seize, remove and detain anything that the officer has reasonable grounds to believe to be relevant to the

investigation;
(f) to take any photograph of anything referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e).

(3) In this section, a reference to a lift or escalator includes any part of the lift or escalator and any associated
equipment or machinery of the lift or escalator.


Section: 130 Power to enter non-domestic premises for purposes of

section 111(1)(d) or 119(1)(d)
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(1) A person authorized under section 111(1)(d) or 119(1)(d) may without a warrant—
(a) enter at any reasonable time any premises, other than domestic premises, at or in which the lift or escalator

concerned is situated or is installed or being installed, or at which the lift works or escalator works
concerned have been or are being carried out; and

(b) exercise the power conferred under that section.
(2) In this section, a reference to a lift or escalator includes any part of the lift or escalator and any associated

equipment or machinery of the lift or escalator.

Section: 131 Power to enter non-domestic premises etc. for routine

checking
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(1) For the purposes of ascertaining whether Part 2 or 3 is or is being complied with, an enforcement officer may,
without a warrant enter at any reasonable time any premises, other than domestic premises, at or in which a lift
or escalator is situated or is installed or being installed, or at which any lift works or escalator works have been
or are being carried out.

(2) After entering any premises under subsection (1), an enforcement officer may, in addition to any other power of
the officer under any other provision of this Ordinance, exercise any or all of the following powers at the



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premises—
(a) to require access to and the examination of the lift or escalator;
(b) to require access to the place at which any lift works or escalator works have been or are being carried out

and the inspection of any lift works or escalator works that are being carried out at the premises;
(c) to require the production or provision of and examine any permit, certificate or other document relating to

the lift, escalator, lift works or escalator works mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b);
(d) to require the production or provision of and examine any other document or thing or any information that

the officer has reasonable grounds to believe to be relevant to an offence under Part 2 or 3;
(e) to take and make copies of any permit, certificate, document or information referred to in paragraph (c) or

(d);
(f) to seize, remove and detain anything that the officer has reasonable grounds to believe to be relevant to an

offence under Part 2 or 3;
(g) to take any photograph of anything referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) or (f).

(3) In this section, a reference to a lift or escalator includes any part of the lift or escalator and any associated
equipment or machinery of the lift or escalator.


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Subdivision:

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Section: 132 Warrant to enter premises for purposes of section 41 or 71 L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A court may issue a warrant authorizing an enforcement officer to enter any premises if the court is satisfied by
information on oath that there are reasonable grounds for believing that an incident has occurred in relation to a
lift or escalator situated at or installed or being installed in the premises.

(2) Unless otherwise specified in it, a warrant issued under this section continues in force until the purposes for
which the entry is necessary have been satisfied.

(3) An enforcement officer authorized by a warrant issued under this section to enter any premises may—
(a) at the time specified in the warrant or, if no time is specified, at any time enter the premises; and
(b) use any force that is reasonable in the circumstances for gaining entry into the premises.

(4) If a warrant is issued under subsection (1) in respect of any premises, the enforcement officer authorized by the
warrant to enter the premises may exercise any or all of the following powers at the premises—
(a) to require access to and the examination of the lift or escalator;
(b) to require the production or provision of and examine any permit, certificate or other document relating to

the lift or escalator;
(c) to require the production or provision of and examine any other document or thing or any information that

the officer has reasonable grounds to believe to be relevant to the investigation;
(d) to take and make copies of any permit, certificate, document or information referred to in paragraph (b) or

(c);
(e) to seize, remove and detain anything that the officer has reasonable grounds to believe to be relevant to the

investigation;
(f) to take any photograph of anything referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d), or (e).

(5) An enforcement officer may call on any person the officer considers necessary to assist the officer in the
exercise of any power under this section.

(6) A person assisting an enforcement officer in executing a warrant issued under this section also has the powers
conferred on the officer under this section.

(7) In this section, a reference to a lift or escalator includes any part of the lift or escalator and any associated
equipment or machinery of the lift or escalator.


Section: 133 Warrant to enter premises for purposes of section

111(1)(d)
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and exercise the power conferred under that section if the court is satisfied by information on oath that there are
reasonable grounds for believing that a disciplinary offence has been, is being or may have been committed—
(a) in relation to the lift or escalator situated at or installed or being installed in the premises; or
(b) in relation to any lift works or escalator works that have been or are being carried out at the premises.

(2) Unless otherwise specified in it, a warrant issued under subsection (1) continues in force until the purposes for
which the entry is necessary have been satisfied.

(3) In this section, a reference to a lift or escalator includes any part of the lift or escalator and any associated
equipment or machinery of the lift or escalator.


Section: 134 Warrant to enter premises for purposes of section

119(1)(d)
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(1) A court may issue a warrant authorizing any person authorized under section 119(1)(d) to enter any premises
and exercise the power conferred under that section if the court is satisfied by information on oath that there are
reasonable grounds for believing that the lift or escalator concerned is situated at or installed or being installed in
the premises, or the lift works or escalator works concerned have been or are being carried out at the premises.

(2) Unless otherwise specified in it, a warrant issued under subsection (1) continues in force until the purposes for
which the entry is necessary have been satisfied.

(3) In this section, a reference to a lift or escalator includes any part of the lift or escalator and any associated
equipment or machinery of the lift or escalator.


Section: 135 Warrant to enter and search premises in any other cases L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A court may issue a warrant authorizing an enforcement officer to enter and search any premises if the court is
satisfied by information on oath that there are reasonable grounds for believing that—
(a) an offence under Part 2 or 3 has been or is being committed at the premises; or
(b) there is or may be at the premises anything that is or contains evidence of the commission of an offence

under Part 2 or 3.
(2) Unless otherwise specified in it, a warrant issued under this section continues in force until the purposes for

which the entry is necessary have been satisfied.
(3) An enforcement officer authorized by a warrant issued under this section to enter and search any premises may


(a) at the time specified in the warrant or, if no time is specified, at any time enter and search the premises; and
(b) use any force that is reasonable in the circumstances for gaining entry into the premises.

(4) If a warrant is issued under subsection (1) in respect of any premises, an enforcement officer authorized by the
warrant to enter and search the premises may exercise any or all of the following powers at the premises—
(a) to stop and require any person found at the premises whom the officer has reasonable grounds to believe

has committed or is committing an offence under Part 2 or 3—
(i) to state the person’s name, correspondence address and contact telephone number; and
(ii) to produce for inspection the person’s proof of identity;

(b) to require access to and the examination of any lift or escalator situated at or installed or being installed in
the premises;

(c) to require access to the place at which any lift works or escalator works have been or are being carried out
and the inspection of any lift works or escalator works that are being carried out at the premises;

(d) to require the production or provision of and examine any permit, certificate or other document relating to
the lift, escalator, lift works or escalator works mentioned in paragraph (b) or (c);

(e) to require the production or provision of and examine any other document or thing or any information that
the officer has reasonable grounds to believe to be or to contain evidence of an offence under Part 2 or 3;

(f) to take and make copies of any permit, certificate, document or information referred to in paragraph (d) or
(e);

(g) to seize, remove and detain anything that the officer has reasonable grounds to believe to be or to contain
evidence of the commission of an offence under Part 2 or 3;

(h) to take any photograph of anything referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) or (g).
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exercise of any power under this section.
(6) A person assisting an enforcement officer in executing a warrant issued under this section also has the powers

conferred on an enforcement officer under this section.
(7) In subsection (4)(a)—
proof of identity (身分證明文件) means proof of identity as defined by section 17B(1) of the Immigration

Ordinance (Cap 115).
(8) In this section, a reference to a lift or escalator includes any part of the lift or escalator and any associated

equipment or machinery of the lift or escalator.

Section: 136 Offences on obstruction and contravention of

requirements
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(1) A person commits an offence if the person—
(a) without reasonable excuse, contravenes a requirement under section 129, 131, 132 or 135; or
(b) wilfully obstructs any person in the exercise of any power under section 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134 or

135.
(2) A person who commits an offence under subsection (1)(a) is liable on conviction to a fine at level 5.
(3) A person who commits an offence under subsection (1)(b) is liable on conviction to a fine of $200000 and to

imprisonment for 12 months.

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Duty to Produce Evidence of Authority L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012





Section: 137 Duty to produce evidence of authority L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


A person exercising any power under this Part, including executing a warrant, must, if requested, produce for
inspection—

(a) documentary evidence of the person’s identity;
(b) (if applicable) documentary evidence of the appointment under section 124 or delegation under section 125;

and
(c) (if applicable) the warrant.


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Subdivision:

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5

Forfeiture and Compensation L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012





Section: 138 Return and forfeiture of things seized L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If an offence is prosecuted under this Ordinance, the court may, on its own motion or on application, order that
any thing seized under Subdivision 2 or 3 in respect of which the prosecution is brought—
(a) be returned to the person from whom it was seized or to its owner; or
(b) be forfeited to the Government.

(2) Subsection (1) applies whether or not any person charged in the proceedings is convicted of the offence.
(3) An enforcement officer may apply to the court for an order to dispose of a thing seized under Subdivision 2 or 3,

whether or not a prosecution is brought in respect of that thing.
(4) On an application under subsection (3), the court may order that the thing concerned—

(a) be returned to the person from whom it was seized or to its owner; or
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Section: 139 Compensation for seizure etc. L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to subsection (2), if a thing is seized under Subdivision 2 or 3, the Government is liable to compensate
the owner of the thing for any loss suffered by the owner—
(a) by reason of the seizure; or
(b) by reason that the thing is lost or damaged during the time when the thing is seized or detained.

(2) The owner is not entitled to compensation for the loss if the thing is forfeited to the Government by an order of
the court under section 138, unless the order is made because the owner of the thing is unknown or cannot be
found at the time when the order is made.

(3) In any proceedings against the Government in respect of a claim for compensation on any of the grounds
referred to in subsection (1), the amount of the compensation recoverable is an amount that is just and equitable
in all the circumstances of the case.

(4) The circumstances referred to in subsection (3) include the conduct and comparative blameworthiness of—
(a) the owner of the thing seized;
(b) the person in charge or in control of the thing at the time when the thing was seized;
(c) any agent of the person specified in paragraph (a) or (b); and
(d) the public officer and any other person concerned.

(5) Proceedings in respect of a claim for compensation on the ground referred to in subsection (1)(a) must
commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the date immediately after the date on which the thing
was seized.

(6) Proceedings in respect of a claim for compensation on the ground referred to in subsection (1)(b) must
commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the date immediately after whichever of the following is
the earlier—
(a) the date on which the owner discovers the existence of the ground;
(b) the date on which the owner could, by the exercise of due diligence, have discovered the existence of the

ground.
(7) A claim for compensation under this section may be made—

(a) in the Small Claims Tribunal, if the claim is within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal; or
(b) in the District Court, irrespective of the amount claimed.


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Section: 140 Miscellaneous offences L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A person commits an offence if the person, in purported compliance with a requirement imposed under this
Ordinance—
(a) produces any document or provides any information that the person knows to be false or misleading in a

material respect; or
(b) produces any document or provides any information that the person ought reasonably to have known to be

false or misleading in a material respect.
(2) A person commits an offence if the person wilfully misuses, or interferes with, or causes misuse or interference

with, a lift or escalator, or any part of a lift or escalator, or any associated equipment or machinery of the lift or
escalator.

(3) A person commits an offence if the person, without reasonable excuse—
(a) defaces or otherwise interferes with a copy of an order issued under Division 4 of Part 2 or Division 4 of

Part 3; or
(b) removes a copy of an order issued under Division 4 of Part 2 or Division 4 of Part 3 that is displayed under

section 149(2)(b) on a conspicuous part of a building, lift or escalator.
(4) A person who commits an offence under subsection (1)(a) or (b) is liable on conviction to a fine of $200000 and

to imprisonment for 12 months.
(5) A person who commits an offence under subsection (2) is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3.
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Section: 141 Offences committed by bodies corporate and partners L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) If a person by whom an offence under this Ordinance is committed is a body corporate, and it is proved that the
offence was committed with the consent or connivance of, or was attributable to any neglect or omission on the
part of, a director, manager or secretary of the body corporate or any other person concerned in the management
of the body corporate, the director, manager, secretary or other person also commits the offence.

(2) If a person by whom an offence under this Ordinance is committed is a partner in a partnership, and it is proved
that the offence was committed with the consent or connivance of, or was attributable to any neglect or omission
on the part of, any other partner in the partnership or any other person concerned in the management of the
partnership, the other partner or person also commits the offence.

(3) An offence under this Ordinance committed by a body corporate is presumed to have been committed with the
consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to neglect or omission on the part of, a director, manager or
secretary of the body corporate or any other person if it is proved that, at the time the offence was committed,
the director, manager, secretary or other person was concerned in the management of the body corporate.

(4) An offence under this Ordinance committed by a partner in a partnership is presumed to have been committed
with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to neglect or omission on the part of, any other partner in
the partnership or any other person if it is proved that, at the time the offence was committed, the other partner
or person was concerned in the management of the firm.

(5) The presumption under subsection (3) or (4) is rebutted by a person charged with an offence under this
Ordinance by virtue of that subsection if—
(a) there is sufficient evidence to raise an issue that the offence was committed without the person’s consent

or connivance and was not attributable to the person’s neglect or omission; and
(b) the contrary is not proved by the prosecution beyond reasonable doubt.

(6) In this section—
offence (罪行) does not include a disciplinary offence.

Section: 142 Time limit for prosecutions L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


A prosecution under this Ordinance may be commenced within the period of 6 months beginning on the date
immediately after the date on which the offence is discovered by, or comes to the notice of, the Director.

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General L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012





Section: 143 Lifts and escalators to be marked with identification
marks

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(1) If a building has more than one lift, more than one escalator or any number of lifts and escalators—
(a) each lift and escalator of the building must be marked with an identification mark recognized by the

Director; and
(b) a plan showing the position and identification mark of each lift and escalator must be submitted to the

Director.
(2) If there is a contravention of subsection (1), the Director may take any one or both of the following actions—

(a) cause the lift or escalator to be marked with an identification mark;
(b) cause a plan described in subsection (1)(b) to be prepared and sent to any responsible person for the lift or

escalator.

Section: 144 Recovery of costs L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) The Director may recover—
(a) the costs of any work carried out or service provided by the Director under section 37 or 67; and



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(b) the costs of preparing any plan under section 143.
(2) The costs referred to in subsection (1)(a) include any costs and expenses reasonably incurred by the Director for

or in connection with the purposes of carrying out the work or providing the service.
(3) The costs referred to in subsection (1)(b) include any costs and expenses reasonably incurred by the Director for

or in connection with the purposes of preparing the plan.
(4) The Director may certify in writing the costs due and the name of any person who is liable for the costs,

apportioning the costs if appropriate.
(5) The Director must serve a copy of the certificate on each person who is liable to pay the costs.
(6) If any costs under subsection (1) are not fully paid on or before the 30th day (relevant date) after the day on

which the certificate is served on a person under subsection (5), then beginning on the day immediately after the
relevant date, simple interest calculated at the rate of 10% per annum is to be charged on the amount for the time
being unpaid, and the interest is recoverable as part of the costs liable to be paid by the person.

(7) Payment of any costs under this section by any person does not affect the right of the person to recover the
payment from any other person who is liable to pay the costs, and any costs recoverable under this section are
recoverable as a civil debt due to the Government.


Section: 145 Issue of codes of practice L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012


(1) The Director may issue any code of practice that in the Director’s opinion is suitable for providing practical
guidance in respect of any matter concerning the safety of lifts or escalators, including providing practical
guidance in respect of the use and operation of lifts or escalators and providing practical guidance to persons
who carry out any lift works or escalator works.

(2) If a code of practice is issued under subsection (1), the Director must by notice published in the Gazette—
(a) identify the code;
(b) specify the date on which the code is to take effect; and
(c) specify the purposes for which the code is issued.

(3) The Director may from time to time revise the whole or any part of a code of practice issued under subsection
(1).

(4) If a code of practice is revised under subsection (3), the Director must by notice published in the Gazette—
(a) identify the code or part so revised;
(b) specify the date on which the revision is to take effect; and
(c) specify the purposes for which the code is revised.

(5) The Director may revoke a code of practice or any part of a code of practice issued or revised under this section.
(6) If a code of practice or part of a code of practice issued or revised under this section is revoked under subsection

(5), the Director must by notice published in the Gazette—
(a) identify the code or part so revoked; and
(b) specify the date on which the revocation is to take effect.


Section: 146 Approval of codes of practice etc. issued by other persons L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012


(1) The Director may approve a code of practice, or any part of a code of practice, issued or proposed to be issued
by any other person, if the Director is satisfied that the code or part is suitable for providing practical guidance in
respect of any matter concerning the safety of lifts or escalators, including providing practical guidance in
respect of the use and operation of lifts or escalators and providing practical guidance to persons who carry out
any lift works or escalator works.

(2) If a code of practice or part of a code of practice is approved under subsection (1), the Director must by notice
published in the Gazette—
(a) identify the code or part so approved;
(b) specify the date on which the code or part is to take effect; and
(c) specify the purposes for which the code or part is approved.

(3) The Director may from time to time approve any revision or proposed revision of the whole or any part of a code
of practice approved under subsection (1).

(4) If any revision or proposed revision is approved under subsection (3), the Director must by notice published in
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(a) identify the revision or proposed revision so approved; and
(b) specify the date on which the approval is to take effect.

(5) The Director may withdraw any approval given under this section.
(6) If an approval is withdrawn under subsection (5), the Director must by notice published in the Gazette—

(a) identify the approval so withdrawn; and
(b) specify the date on which the approval is to cease to have effect.



Section: 147 Use of codes of practice in legal proceedings L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) A failure by a person to observe a provision of a code of practice does not of itself make the person liable to any
civil or criminal proceedings.

(2) Despite subsection (1), if in any legal proceedings the court is satisfied that a code of practice or any part of a
code of practice is relevant to determining a matter that is in issue in the proceedings—
(a) the code or part is admissible in evidence in the proceedings; and
(b) proof that the person contravened or did not contravene a relevant provision of the code of practice may be

relied on by a party to the proceedings as tending to establish or negate that matter.
(3) In this section—
court (法院) means—

(a) an appeal board;
(b) a court as defined by section 3 of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance (Cap 1);
(c) a disciplinary board; or
(d) a magistrate;

legal proceedings (法律程序) includes—
(a) the proceedings of an appeal board; and
(b) the proceedings of a disciplinary board.


Section: 148 Exemptions L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) Subject to section 150, the Director may on application—
(a) exempt any lift, escalator or person from any or all of the provisions of Part 2 or 3; or
(b) exempt any person or any class of person from complying with an order of the Director made under section

30 or 60.
(2) Subject to section 150, the Director may on application exempt a goods lift used in an industrial undertaking

other than construction work from all of the provisions of this Ordinance.
(3) An exemption must not be granted under subsection (1) unless the exemption is consistent with the interest of

safety.
(4) An exemption must not be granted under subsection (2) unless the Director considers that it is expedient that the

lift concerned should comply with the provisions of the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance (Cap
59) relating to goods lifts in industrial undertakings.

(5) If the Director decides to refuse an application or refuse to grant an exemption under this section, the Director
must in writing state the reasons for the decision.

(6) This section does not affect the general powers of the Director under sections 41 and 46 of the Interpretation and
General Clauses Ordinance (Cap 1).

(7) In this section—
construction work (建築工程) means construction work as defined by section 2(1) of the Factories and Industrial

Undertakings Ordinance (Cap 59).

Section: 149 Service of notices etc. L.N. 163 of 2013 03/03/2014


(1) A notice or other document (however described), other than an order referred to in subsection (2), permitted or
required to be served or sent (however described) under this Ordinance is served or sent if—
(a) for the Director—



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(i) it is addressed to the Director and delivered to the Director’s principal office; or
(ii) it is sent to the Director by post addressed to the Director at the Director’s principal office;

(b) for an individual—
(i) it is addressed to and served personally on the individual; or
(ii) it is sent to the individual by post addressed to the individual at the individual’s last known address;

(c) for a company as defined by section 2(1) of the Companies Ordinance (Cap 622)— (Amended 28 of 2012
ss. 912 & 920)
(i) it is addressed to the company and delivered to any officer of the company by hand;
(ii) it is left at or sent by post to the registered office of the company within the meaning of that

Ordinance; or
(iii) it is sent by post addressed to the company at the company’s last known address;

(d) for a body corporate (other than a company described in paragraph (c))—
(i) it is addressed to the body and delivered to any place in Hong Kong at which the body carries on

business and given to a person apparently concerned in the management of, or apparently employed
by, the body; or

(ii) it is sent to the body by post addressed to the body at the body’s last known address; or
(e) for a partnership—

(i) it is addressed to the partnership and delivered to any place in Hong Kong at which the partnership
carries on business and given to a person apparently concerned in the management of, or apparently
employed by, the partnership; or

(ii) it is sent to the partnership by post addressed to the partnership at the partnership’s last known
address.

(2) An order under section 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, 60, 62, 64, 65 or 66 is served under the section—
(a) if the order is served in accordance with subsection (1)(b), (c), (d) or (e); or
(b) if—

(i) in relation to an order concerning a lift or escalator that forms part of, or is installed or is being
installed in, a building, the order is displayed on a conspicuous part of the building in which the lift or
escalator is installed or of which the lift or escalator forms a part; and

(ii) in relation to any other order, the order is displayed on a conspicuous part of the lift or escalator.

Section: 150 Applications to comply with regulations made under

section 154 etc.
L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012



(1) An application made under a relevant provision must comply with any regulation made under section 154.
(2) The person who makes the application must comply with any other requirement imposed by or under any

regulation made under that section in relation to the application.
(3) In subsection (1)—
relevant provision (有關條文) means section 26, 28, 29, 33, 56, 58, 59, 63, 74, 75, 78, 79, 82, 83, 86, 87, 90, 91, 94,

95, 98, 99, 100 or 148.

Section: 151 Evidence by documents L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) In any legal proceedings, a copy purporting to be certified by a relevant authority as a true copy of a document
or part of a document given, issued or maintained by the authority is admissible in evidence without further
proof and in the absence of evidence to the contrary—
(a) is taken as certified by the authority; and
(b) is evidence of the matters so certified.

(2) In any legal proceedings, a document purporting to be given or issued by an authority and purporting to be
signed by the authority or any person authorized by the authority in that behalf is admissible in evidence without
further proof and, in the absence of evidence to the contrary—
(a) is taken as given or issued by the authority and as so signed; and
(b) is evidence of the facts stated in it.



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(3) In subsection (1)—
relevant authority (有關當局) means the Director or the Registrar.

Section: 152 Paid fees not refundable L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


Any prescribed fee paid is not refundable under this Ordinance.

Section: 153 Powers to specify forms L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012


The Director may specify any form to be used for the purposes of any matter provided for under this Ordinance.

Section: 154 Regulations—General L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012


(1) The Secretary may make regulations for the better carrying out of the provisions of this Ordinance.
(2) Without limiting subsection (1), the Secretary may by regulation—

(a) provide for applications for the issue of permits, including the information, particulars and documents to be
provided in respect of the applications and the period within which the applications are to be made;

(b) provide for applications for duplicates of permits, including the information, particulars and documents to
be provided in respect of the applications and the period within which the applications are to be made;

(c) provide for applications for cancellation of orders made by the Director made under this Ordinance;
(d) provide for applications for registration as registered persons and renewal of registration as registered

persons, including the information, particulars and documents to be provided in respect of the applications
and the period within which the applications are to be made;

(e) provide for applications for duplicates or replacement of certificates of registration or registration cards,
including the information, particulars and documents to be provided in respect of the applications and the
period within which the applications are to be made;

(f) provide for applications for exemptions of lifts, escalators or persons from any or all of the provisions of
this Ordinance;

(g) provide for the imposition of requirements by the Director in relation to the applications referred to in
paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (f);

(h) provide for the imposition of requirements by the Registrar in relation to the applications referred to in
paragraphs (d) and (e);

(i) provide for the duties of responsible persons and registered persons in relation to the safety of lifts or
escalators, including duties of responsible persons and registered persons to keep certain documents, log-
books and records specified in the regulations and to notify the Director of matters specified in the
regulations;

(j) provide for the preparation and completion of a preliminary report or full report under section 40 or 70,
including the information, particulars and documents to be provided in the report;

(k) provide for the display of notices specified in the regulations, including prohibiting or regulating the
removal of, or the obstruction of the display of, such notices;

(l) require fees to be paid in respect of the applications referred to in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) and
any other matter provided for in this Ordinance;

(m) prescribe anything that is to be or may be prescribed by a regulation made under this Ordinance; and
(n) provide for incidental, consequential and transitional provisions that are necessary and expedient in

consequence of the regulations.
(3) Regulations made under this section may prescribe offences for contravention of the regulations, punishable by a

fine, imprisonment or both.
(4) The maximum fine that may be prescribed for an offence is level 6 and the maximum imprisonment is 6 months.

In addition, in the case of a continuing offence, a further fine not exceeding $5000 for each day during which the
offence continues may be prescribed.

(5) Without limiting section 28(5) of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance (Cap 1), if a provision of any
of the regulations made under this section is to commence on a day to be notified in the Gazette—
(a) the notice may fix different days for the provision to commence for different purposes; and
(b) different notices may fix different days for the provision to commence for different purposes.



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Section: 155 Regulations—Fees L.N. 85 of 2012 03/07/2012


The Secretary may by regulation prescribe the fees payable under this Ordinance.

Section: 156 Amendment of Schedules L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


(1) The Secretary may by order published in the Gazette amend any of the Schedules, other than Schedules 15 and
16.

(2) An order under subsection (1) may contain incidental, consequential, supplemental, transitional or savings
provisions that are necessary or expedient in consequence of the order.


Part: 8 Repeal, Transitional and Savings Provisions, and

Consequential or Related Amendments
L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012





Section: 157 Lifts and Escalators (Safety) Ordinance repealed L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


The Lifts and Escalators (Safety) Ordinance (Cap 327) is repealed.

Section: 158 Transitional provision for lifts installed on or before 18

March 1994 or being installed on 18 March 1994
L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012



(1) Despite the repeal of the Lifts and Escalators (Safety) Ordinance (Cap 327) by section 157, the repealed
Building (Lifts) Regulations (Cap 123 sub. leg. E) referred to in section 50 of that Ordinance (Lifts Regulations)
continue to apply to a lift that was installed on or before 18 March 1994 or was in the process of being installed
on that date, and—
(a) if there is a conflict between this Ordinance and the Lifts Regulations, the Lifts Regulations apply in respect

of the lift; and
(b) the Director may enforce the Lifts Regulations as if they had been made under this Ordinance.

(2) If the design and construction of a lift referred to in subsection (1) is in accordance with the Lifts Regulations,
the design and construction of the lift is to be regarded as good design and construction for the purposes of this
Ordinance.


Section: 159 Transitional provision for escalators installed on or before

18 March 1994 or being installed on 18 March 1994
L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012



(1) Despite the repeal of the Lifts and Escalators (Safety) Ordinance (Cap 327) by section 157, the repealed
Building (Escalators) Regulations (Cap 123 sub. leg. D) referred to in section 50 of that Ordinance (Escalators
Regulations) continue to apply to an escalator that was installed on or before 18 March 1994 or was in the
process of being installed on that date, and—
(a) if there is a conflict between this Ordinance and the Escalators Regulations, the Escalators Regulations

apply in respect of the escalator; and
(b) the Director may enforce the Escalators Regulations as if they had been made under this Ordinance.

(2) If the design and construction of an escalator referred to in subsection (1) is in accordance with the Escalators
Regulations, the design and construction of the escalator is to be regarded as good design and construction for
the purposes of this Ordinance.


Section: 160 Transitional and savings provisions, and consequential or

related amendments
L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012



(1) The transitional and savings provisions specified in Schedule 15 have effect.
(2) The enactments specified in Schedule 16 are amended as set out in that Schedule.




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Schedule: 1 Major Alterations L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


[sections 2 & 156]

1. For the purposes of this Ordinance, major alteration (主要更改), in relation to a lift means—

(a) the addition of any automatic device to operate the door of the lift-way (lift-way door) or the door of
the car (car door) of the lift;

(b) the addition of auxiliary rope-fastening devices for the lift;
(c) the addition of car-levelling devices for the lift;
(d) the addition of any device to enable the lift to be operated at the top of the car of the lift;
(e) the addition of any door to the lift-way, or removal or replacement of any lift-way door, of the lift;
(f) the addition of electrical contacts to the lift-way door or the car door of the lift;
(g) the addition of any interlocking device to the lift-way door or the car door of the lift;
(h) the addition of one or more than one set of roller guide shoes for the lift;
(i) the addition of one or more than one set of rope equalizers for the lift;
(j) the addition of any safety component or safety equipment for the lift;
(k) the addition of any switch to enable access to the lift-way of the lift;
(l) any change in the number or size of the ropes for supporting the carrier of the lift or its counterweight;
(m) any change in the size or type of any guide rail of the lift;
(n) any change in the type of any interlocking device mentioned in paragraph (g);
(o) any change in the type of control or operation of the lift;
(p) any modification resulting in an increase in the dead weight of the carrier of the lift;
(q) any modification resulting in a decrease or increase in the distance that the carrier of the lift travels;
(r) any modification resulting in an increase in the rated load of the lift;
(s) any modification resulting in an increase in the rated speed of the lift;
(t) any replacement, including any change in the type, of any controller of the lift;
(u) any replacement, including any change in the type, of any driving-machine brake of the lift;
(v) any replacement, including any change in the type, of the driving-machine of the lift; or
(w) any replacement, including any change in the type, of any safety component (other than a safety circuit

that contains any electronic component) or safety equipment for the lift.


2. For the purposes of this Ordinance, major alteration (主要更改), in relation to an escalator, means—
(a) the addition of any safety component or safety equipment for the escalator;
(b) any change in the type of control or operation of the escalator;
(c) any modification resulting in an increase in the speed of the escalator;
(d) any replacement, including any change in the type, of any safety equipment for the escalator;
(e) any replacement, including any change in the type, of the drive of the escalator;
(f) any replacement, including any change in the type, of the braking system of the escalator;
(g) any replacement, including any change in the type, of the non-reversal device of the escalator; or
(h) any replacement, including any change in the type, of the overspeed protection device of the escalator.


Schedule: 2 Safety Components for Lifts and Escalators L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


[sections 2 & 156]


Part 1


Lifts


1. A safety gear, that is to say, a mechanical device the sole or main function of which is to stop a lift and cause the
carrier or counterweight (if any) of the lift to remain stationary on the guides if the lift overspeeds or the
suspension device of the lift breaks or fails.


2. An overspeed governor, that is to say, a device the sole or main function of which is to activate the safety gear



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for a lift or counterweight of a lift, if the carrier of the lift attains a predetermined speed.

3. A door locking device for a lift.

4. A buffer, other than an energy accumulation type buffer, for a lift.

5. An ascending car overspeed protection means, that is to say, a device with a function to monitor the speed of the

carrier of a lift and, if the carrier is ascending at 115% or more of the rated speed, cause the carrier or the
counterweight of the lift to stop or reduce its speed to the maximum impact speed of the counterweight buffer.


6. An unintended car movement protection means, that is to say, a device with a function to prevent unintended

movement from a landing of the carrier of a lift when both the landing door and the door of the carrier are not
locked.


7. Any safety circuit for a lift that contains any electronic component.


Part 2


Escalators


1. A step for an escalator.

2. A pallet for an escalator.

Schedule: 3 Safety Equipment for Lifts and Escalators L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


[sections 2 & 156]


Part 1


Lifts


1. A driving-machine brake for a lift.

2. An overload device for a lift.

Part 2


Escalators


1. A driving-machine brake for an escalator.

2. An overspeed governor, that is to say, a device the sole or main function of which is to activate a mechanical

device that stops the steps, pallets or belt of an escalator, if the steps, pallets or belt of the escalator attains a
predetermined speed.


3. A broken-step-chain device for an escalator.

4. A broken-drive-chain device for an escalator.

Schedule: 4 Lifts to Which Sections 10 and 11 Apply L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


[sections 10, 11, 14, 30,
39 & 156]


1. A service lift.



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2. A goods lift.

3. A mechanized vehicle parking system.

Schedule: 5 Periodic Examinations and Maintenance of Lifts and

Escalators
L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012



[sections 15, 22, 23, 46,
53 & 156]


Part 1


Periodic Maintenance of Lifts


1. The period referred to in section 15(2)(b) is a period of one month beginning on the date immediately after the

date on which periodic maintenance works in respect of the lift concerned were last completed.


Part 2


Periodic Examination of Lifts


1. In this Part—
date of expiry (屆滿日期), in relation to an examination period, means the last day of that period;
examination (檢驗), in relation to a lift, means an examination of the lift in respect of which a use permit is

issued;
examination period (檢驗期間), in relation to a lift, means a period within which the lift and all its associated

equipment or machinery are required to be examined under section 22(1).


2. Subject to section 3 of this Part, the period mentioned in section 22(1) is the period—
(a) beginning on the date immediately after the date of completion of the last examination of the lift; and
(b) ending on the 1st anniversary of the date of completion of that examination.


3. If a lift and all its associated equipment or machinery are examined by a registered lift engineer in accordance

with section 24 within the last 2 months of an examination period of the lift, the next examination period of the
lift and all its associated equipment or machinery is to—

(a) begin on the date immediately after the date of expiry of the preceding examination period; and
(b) end on the 1st anniversary of the date of expiry of that preceding examination period.


Part 3


Examination of Lifts with Load


1. In this Part—

date of expiry (屆滿日期), in relation to an examination period, means the last day of that period;
examination (檢驗), in relation to a lift, means an examination of the lift with load in respect of which a use

permit is issued;
examination period (檢驗期間), in relation to a lift, means a period within which the lift and all its associated

equipment or machinery are required to be examined under section 23(1).

2. Subject to section 3 of this Part, the period mentioned in section 23(1) is the period—

(a) beginning on the date immediately after the date of completion of the last examination of the lift; and
(b) ending on the 5th anniversary of the date of completion of that examination.



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3. If a lift and all its associated equipment or machinery are examined by a registered lift engineer in accordance

with section 24(2) and (3) within the last 2 months of an examination period of the lift, the next examination
period of the lift and all its associated equipment or machinery is to—

(a) begin on the date immediately after the date of expiry of the preceding examination period; and
(b) end on the 5th anniversary of the date of expiry of that preceding examination period.


Part 4


Periodic Maintenance of Escalators


1. The period referred to in section 46(2)(b) is the period of one month beginning on the date immediately after the

date on which periodic maintenance works in respect of the escalator concerned were last completed.


Part 5


Periodic Examination of Escalators


1. In this Part—
date of expiry (屆滿日期), in relation to an examination period, means the last day of that period;
examination (檢驗), in relation to an escalator, means an examination of the escalator in respect of which a use

permit is issued;
examination period (檢驗期間), in relation to an escalator, means a period within which the escalator and all

its associated equipment or machinery are required to be examined under section 53(1).

2. Subject to section 3 of this Part, the period mentioned in section 53(1) is the period of 6 months beginning on the

date immediately after the date of completion of the last examination of the escalator.

3. If—

(a) an escalator and all its associated equipment or machinery are examined by a registered escalator
engineer in accordance with section 54(1) and (2); and

(b) the examination is completed within the last 2 months of an examination period of the escalator,
the next examination period of the escalator and all its associated equipment or machinery is the period of 6

months beginning on the date immediately after the date of expiry of the preceding examination period.

Schedule: 6 Examination with Load L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


[sections 24 & 156]

1. For the purposes of section 24(2), an examination with load must be carried out in accordance with the following

provisions—
(a) in relation to an examination required to be carried out before the lift is put into use and operation, by

operating the lift with full rated load; and
(b) in relation to any other examination—

(i) by operating the lift with full rated load;
(ii) if the lift has a carrier, by operating the overload device with a load weighing not less than 90%

and not exceeding 110% of the rated load for the lift;
(iii) if the lift is designed and constructed in accordance with a safety standard established before the

publication of Part 1 of the British Standard B.S. 5655, by operating the brake of the lift when
the lift is travelling downwards at its rated speed with a load weighing 110% or more of the rated
load for the lift; and

(iv) if the lift is a lift other than a lift described in subparagraph (iii), by operating the brake of the lift
when the lift is travelling downwards at its rated speed with a load weighing 125% of the rated



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load for the lift.

Schedule: 7 Incidents to be Reported to Director L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


[sections 2 & 156]


Part 1


Lifts

1. A person dies or is injured and the death or injury involves a lift or any associated equipment or machinery of a

lift.

2. A failure of the main drive system of a lift occurs other than by reason of the failure of the main power system of

the lift.

3. A breakage of any suspension rope of a lift.

4. A failure of any brake, overload device, safety component or safety equipment of a lift.

5. A failure of any interlocking device for any door of the lift-way of a lift occurs other than by reason of a failure

of the making of electrical contact of safety contacts.

6. A failure of any interlocking device for any door of the carrier of a lift occurs other than by reason of a failure of

the making of electrical contact of safety contacts.


Part 2


Escalators

1. A person dies or is injured and the death or injury involves an escalator or any associated equipment or

machinery of an escalator.

2. A failure of the main drive system of an escalator occurs other than by reason of the failure of the main power

system of the escalator.

3. A failure of any brake, step chain, drive chain, safety component or safety equipment of an escalator.

Schedule: 8 Registration of Lift Contractors and Escalator Contractors L.N. 164 of 2013 02/01/2014


[sections 74, 75, 86,
87 & 156]


Part 1


Interpretation


1. In this Schedule—

employee (僱員), in relation to an applicant, means a person employed by the applicant under a contract of
employment;

Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (香港工程師學會) means The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
established under The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Ordinance (Cap 1105).


Part 2



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Requirements for Lift Contractors under

Section 74(2)(a) or 75(3)(a)

1. The requirements mentioned in section 74(2)(a) or 75(3)(a) are that—

(a) if the applicant is a body corporate—
(i) the applicant—
(A) has at least one director who is a corporate member of the Hong Kong Institution of

Engineers or a registered lift engineer; and
(B) has at least 2 other persons who are employees of the applicant, with at least one of them

being a registered lift worker whose registration is for all kinds of lift works; or
(ii) the applicant—
(A) has at least one employee who is a corporate member of the Hong Kong Institution of

Engineers or a registered lift engineer; and
(B) has at least 2 other employees, with at least one of them being a registered lift worker

whose registration is for all kinds of lift works;
(b) if the applicant is a partnership—

(i) the applicant—
(A) has at least one partner who is a corporate member of the Hong Kong Institution of

Engineers or a registered lift engineer; and
(B) has at least 2 other persons who are employees of the applicant, with at least one of them

being a registered lift worker whose registration is for all kinds of lift works; or
(ii) the applicant—
(A) has a least one employee who is a corporate member of the Hong Kong Institution of

Engineers or a registered lift engineer; and
(B) has at least 2 other employees, with at least one of them being a registered lift worker

whose registration is for all kinds of lift works; and
(c) in any other case, the applicant—

(i) has at least one employee who is a corporate member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
or a registered lift engineer; and

(ii) has at least 2 other employees, with at least one of them being a registered lift worker whose
registration is for all kinds of lift works.

(Amended 8 of 2012 ss. 156 & 160)


Part 3


Requirements for Escalator Contractors under
Section 86(2)(a) or 87(3)(a)


1. The requirements mentioned in section 86(2)(a) or 87(3)(a) are that—

(a) if the applicant is a body corporate—
(i) the applicant—
(A) has at least one director who is a corporate member of the Hong Kong Institution of

Engineers or a registered escalator engineer; and
(B) has at least 2 other persons who are employees of the applicant, with at least one of them

being a registered escalator worker whose registration is for all kinds of escalator works; or
(ii) the applicant—
(A) has at least one employee who is a corporate member of the Hong Kong Institution of

Engineers or a registered escalator engineer; and
(B) has at least 2 other employees, with at least one of them being a registered escalator worker

whose registration is for all kinds of escalator works;
(b) if the applicant is a partnership—

(i) the applicant—



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(A) has at least one partner who is a corporate member of the Hong Kong Institution of
Engineers or a registered escalator engineer; and

(B) has at least 2 persons who are employees of the applicant, with at least one of them being a
registered escalator worker whose registration is for all kinds of escalator works; or

(ii) the applicant—
(A) has at least one employee who is a corporate member of the Hong Kong Institution of

Engineers or a registered escalator engineer; and
(B) has at least 2 other employees, with at least one of them being a registered escalator worker

whose registration is for all kinds of escalator works; and
(c) in any other case, the applicant—

(i) has at least one employee who is a corporate member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
or a registered escalator engineer; and

(ii) has at least 2 other employees, with at least one of them being a registered escalator worker
whose registration is for all kinds of escalator works.

(Amended 8 of 2012 ss. 156 & 160)

Schedule: 9 Registration of Lift Engineers and Escalator Engineers L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


[sections 78, 79, 90,
91 & 156]


Part 1


Interpretation


1. In this Schedule—

registered professional engineer (註冊專業工程師) means a registered professional engineers as defined by
section 2 of the Engineers Registration Ordinance (Cap 409).


Part 2


Requirements for Lift Engineers under Section 78(2)(a)


1. The requirements mentioned in section 78(2)(a) are that—

(a) the applicant is a registered professional engineer in any of the following disciplines—
(i) building services engineering;
(ii) control, automation and instrumentation engineering;
(iii) electrical engineering;
(iv) electronic engineering;
(v) marine and naval architecture engineering;
(vi) mechanical engineering,

and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the applicant has at least 2 years’ relevant working
experience and has the necessary practical experience;

(b) the applicant holds a bachelor degree in any of the following disciplines—
(i) building services engineering;
(ii) electrical engineering;
(iii) electronic engineering;
(iv) marine and naval architecture engineering;
(v) mechanical engineering,

and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the applicant has at least 4 years’ relevant working
experience and has the necessary practical experience;

(c) the applicant holds any qualifications recognized by the Registrar to be equivalent to or higher than
any of the qualifications mentioned in paragraph (b), and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the



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applicant has at least 4 years’ relevant working experience and has the necessary practical
experience;

(d) the applicant holds a higher diploma or higher certificate in building services engineering, electrical
engineering, electronic engineering or mechanical engineering from the Vocational Training Council
or any technical institution, and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that—
(i) the applicant has at least 5 years’ relevant working experience and has the necessary practical

experience; or
(ii) the applicant—
(A) has completed an apprenticeship of at least 2 years in building services engineering,

electrical engineering, electronic engineering, marine engineering or mechanical
engineering;

(B) has obtained, after the completion of the apprenticeship, at least 3 years’ relevant working
experience; and

(C) has the necessary practical experience; or
(e) the applicant holds any qualifications recognized by the Registrar to be equivalent to or higher than

any of the qualifications mentioned in paragraph (d), and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that—
(i) the applicant has at least 5 years’ relevant working experience and has the necessary practical

experience; or
(ii) the applicant—
(A) has completed an apprenticeship of at least 2 years in building services engineering,

electrical engineering, electronic engineering, marine engineering or mechanical
engineering;

(B) has obtained, after the completion of the apprenticeship, at least 3 years’ relevant working
experience; and

(C) has the necessary practical experience.


Part 3


Requirement for Renewal under Section 79(3)(a)

1. The requirement mentioned in section 79(3)(a) is that the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the applicant—

(a) has at least one year’s relevant working experience obtained within the 5-year period immediately
before the date of submission of the application; and

(b) has completed, within the period mentioned in paragraph (a), at least 90 hours of relevant training.


Part 4


Requirements for Escalator Engineers under
Section 90(2)(a)


1. The requirements mentioned in section 90(2)(a) are that—

(a) the applicant is a registered professional engineer in any of the following disciplines—
(i) building services engineering;
(ii) control, automation and instrumentation engineering;
(iii) electrical engineering;
(iv) electronic engineering;
(v) marine and naval architecture engineering;
(vi) mechanical engineering,

and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the applicant has at least 2 years’ relevant working
experience and has the necessary practical experience;

(b) the applicant holds a bachelor degree in any of the following disciplines—
(i) building services engineering;
(ii) electrical engineering;



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(iii) electronic engineering;
(iv) marine and naval architecture engineering;
(v) mechanical engineering,

and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the applicant has at least 4 years’ relevant working
experience and has the necessary practical experience;

(c) the applicant holds any qualifications recognized by the Registrar to be equivalent to or higher than
any of the qualifications mentioned in paragraph (b), and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the
applicant has at least 4 years’ relevant working experience and has the necessary practical
experience;

(d) the applicant holds a higher diploma or higher certificate in building services engineering, electrical
engineering, electronic engineering or mechanical engineering from the Vocational Training Council
or any technical institution, and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that—
(i) the applicant has at least 5 years’ relevant working experience and has the necessary practical

experience; or
(ii) the applicant—
(A) has completed an apprenticeship of at least 2 years in building services engineering,

electrical engineering, electronic engineering, marine engineering or mechanical
engineering;

(B) has obtained, after the completion of the apprenticeship, at least 3 years’ relevant working
experience; and

(C) has the necessary practical experience; or
(e) the applicant holds any qualifications recognized by the Registrar to be equivalent to or higher than

any of the qualifications mentioned in paragraph (d), and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that—
(i) the applicant has at least 5 years’ relevant working experience and has the necessary practical

experience; or
(ii) the applicant—
(A) has completed an apprenticeship of at least 2 years in building services engineering,

electrical engineering, electronic engineering, marine engineering or mechanical
engineering;

(B) has obtained, after the completion of the apprenticeship, at least 3 years’ relevant working
experience; and

(C) has the necessary practical experience.


Part 5


Requirement for Renewal under Section 91(3)(a)


1. The requirement mentioned in section 91(3)(a) is that the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the applicant—
(a) has at least one year’s relevant working experience obtained within the 5-year period immediately

before the date of submission of the application; and
(b) has completed, within the period mentioned in paragraph (a), at least 90 hours of relevant training.

(Amended E.R. 2 of 2012)

Schedule: 10 Registration of Lift Workers and Escalator Workers L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


[sections 82, 83, 94,
95 & 156]


Part 1


Requirements for Lift Workers under Section 82(2)(a)


1. The requirements mentioned in section 82(2)(a) are that—



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(a) the applicant has been an apprentice in the trade of lift electrician or lift mechanic and has completed a
craft certificate course recognized by the Registrar, and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the
applicant—
(i) has at least 4 years’ relevant working experience, of which at least one year was obtained

within the 5-year period immediately before the date of submission of the application; and
(ii) has the necessary practical experience and relevant training;

(b) the applicant has been an apprentice in any other trade recognized by the Registrar to be similar to the
trade of lift electrician or lift mechanic and has completed a craft certificate course recognized by the
Registrar, and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the applicant—
(i) has at least 4 years’ relevant working experience, of which at least one year was obtained

within the 5-year period immediately before the date of submission of the application; and
(ii) has the necessary practical experience and relevant training;

(c) the applicant has completed a certificate course in building services engineering, electrical
engineering, electronic engineering, marine engineering or mechanical engineering, recognized by the
Registrar, and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the applicant—
(i) has at least 4 years’ relevant working experience, of which at least one year was obtained

within the 5-year period immediately before the date of submission of the application; and
(ii) has the necessary practical experience and relevant training;

(d) the applicant has completed any other course recognized by the Registrar to be equivalent to or of a
higher level than, a course mentioned in paragraph (c), and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the
applicant—
(i) has at least 4 years’ relevant working experience, of which at least one year was obtained

within the 5-year period immediately before the date of submission of the application; and
(ii) has the necessary practical experience and relevant training;

(e) the applicant is considered by a registered lift contractor to have obtained sufficient experience and
training in lift works, and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the applicant—
(i) has at least 4 years’ relevant working experience, of which at least one year was obtained

within the 5-year period immediately before the date of submission of the application; and
(ii) has the necessary practical experience and relevant training; or

(f) the applicant has passed a trade test for lift works recognized by the Registrar, and the applicant
satisfies the Registrar that the applicant—
(i) has at least 8 years’ relevant working experience, of which at least one year was obtained

within the 5-year period immediately before the date of submission of the application; and
(ii) has the necessary practical experience and relevant training.


Part 2


Requirement for Renewal under Section 83(3)(a)

1. The requirement mentioned in section 83(3)(a) is that the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the applicant—

(a) has at least one year’s relevant working experience obtained within the 5-year period immediately
before the date of submission of the application; and

(b) has completed, within the period mentioned in paragraph (a), at least 30 hours of relevant training.


Part 3


Requirements for Escalator Workers under
Section 94(2)(a)


1. The requirements mentioned in section 94(2)(a) are that—

(a) the applicant has been an apprentice in the trade of lift electrician or lift mechanic and has completed a
craft certificate course recognized by the Registrar, and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the
applicant—



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(i) has at least 4 years’ relevant working experience, of which at least one year was obtained
within the 5-year period immediately before the date of submission of the application; and

(ii) has the necessary practical experience and relevant training;
(b) the applicant has been an apprentice in any other trade recognized by the Registrar to be similar to the

trade of lift electrician or lift mechanic, and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the applicant—
(i) has at least 4 years’ relevant working experience, of which at least one year was obtained

within the 5-year period immediately before the date of submission of the application; and
(ii) has the necessary practical experience and relevant training;

(c) the applicant has completed a certificate course in building services engineering, electrical
engineering, electronic engineering, marine engineering or mechanical engineering, recognized by the
Registrar, and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the applicant—
(i) has at least 4 years’ relevant working experience, of which at least one year was obtained

within the 5-year period immediately before the date of submission of the application; and
(ii) has the necessary practical experience and relevant training;

(d) the applicant has completed any other course recognized by the Registrar to be equivalent to or of a
higher level than, a course mentioned in paragraph (c), and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the
applicant—
(i) has at least 4 years’ relevant working experience, of which at least one year was obtained

within the 5-year period immediately before the date of submission of the application; and
(ii) has the necessary practical experience and relevant training;

(e) the applicant is considered by a registered escalator contractor to have obtained sufficient experience
and training in escalator works, and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the applicant—
(i) has at least 4 years’ relevant working experience, of which at least one year was obtained

within the 5-year period immediately before the date of submission of the application; and
(ii) has the necessary practical experience and relevant training; or

(f) the applicant has passed a trade test for escalator works recognized by the Registrar, and the applicant
satisfies the Registrar that the applicant—
(i) has at least 8 years’ relevant working experience, of which at least one year was obtained

within the 5-year period immediately before the date of submission of the application; and
(ii) has the necessary practical experience and proper training.


Part 4


Requirement for Renewal under Section 95(3)(a)


1. The requirement mentioned in section 95(3)(a) is that the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the applicant—

(a) has at least one year’s relevant working experience obtained within the 5-year period immediately
before the date of submission of the application; and

(b) has completed, within the period mentioned in paragraph (a), at least 30 hours of relevant training.

Schedule: 11 Disciplinary Board Panel L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


[sections 108 & 156 &
Schedule 12]


1. Interpretation

In this Schedule—

Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (香港工程師學會) means The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
established under The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Ordinance (Cap 1105);

panel (委員團) means the disciplinary board panel required to be established under section 108;
panel member (委員團成員) means a person appointed under section 2 of this Schedule;



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registered professional engineer (註冊專業工程師) means a registered professional engineer as defined by
section 2 of the Engineers Registration Ordinance (Cap 409).


2. Composition of panel


(1) The panel is to consist of the following numbers and categories of persons appointed by the Secretary—
(a) not more than 5 persons nominated by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, each of whom is both


(i) a member of the Institution; and
(ii) a registered professional engineer within the discipline of building services engineering,

mechanical engineering, or marine and naval architecture engineering;
(b) not more than 5 persons nominated by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, each of whom is both


(i) a member of the Institution; and
(ii) a registered professional engineer within the discipline of control, automation and

instrumentation engineering, electrical engineering or electronic engineering;
(c) not more than 5 persons each of whom is—

(i) a registered lift engineer nominated by an organization which, in the opinion of the Secretary,
represents the interests of lift engineers; or

(ii) a registered escalator engineer nominated by an organization which, in the opinion of the
Secretary, represents the interests of escalator engineers;

(d) not more than 5 persons nominated by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, each of whom is a
member of the Institution whose name is in the list of engineers contained in the register kept under
section 3(2)(b) or (3) of the Buildings Ordinance (Cap 123);

(e) not more than 5 persons each of whom is nominated by an organization which, in the opinion of the
Secretary, represents the interests of lift contractors or escalator contractors;

(f) not more than 5 persons each of whom is—
(i) a registered lift worker for all kinds of lift works nominated by an organization which, in the

opinion of the Secretary, represents the interests of lift workers; or
(ii) a registered escalator worker for all kinds of escalator works nominated by an organization

which, in the opinion of the Secretary, represents the interests of escalator workers;
(g) not more than 5 laypersons each of whom is nominated by an organization which, in the opinion of the

Secretary, represents the interests of persons carrying on the business of property management; and
(h) not more than 5 laypersons each of whom is—

(i) a member of a management committee, or a new management committee, within the meaning of
the Building Management Ordinance (Cap 344); or

(ii) a person who owns a lift or escalator.
(2) A public officer is not eligible for appointment to the panel.
(3) The Secretary is to give notice in the Gazette of the appointment of a panel member.


3. Term of office of panel member

A panel member is to be appointed for a term of not more than 3 years and may be reappointed after the expiry

of the member’s term of office.

4. Resignation of panel member


(1) A panel member may resign at any time by giving notice in writing to the Secretary.
(2) The resignation takes effect on the date specified in the notice or, if no date is so specified, the date of

receipt of the notice by the Secretary.


5. Removal of panel member


(1) The Secretary may terminate the appointment of a panel member if the Secretary is satisfied that the



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member—
(a) has become a public officer;
(b) has become bankrupt or has entered into a voluntary arrangement within the meaning of section 2 of

the Bankruptcy Ordinance (Cap 6) with the member’s creditors;
(c) is incapacitated by physical or mental illness;
(d) has ceased to have the capacity by virtue of which the member was appointed; or
(e) is otherwise unable or unfit to perform the functions of a panel member.

(2) The Secretary is to give notice in the Gazette of the termination of an appointment of a panel member.

Schedule: 12 Composition, Meetings and Proceedings of Disciplinary

Board, etc.
L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012



[sections 2, 110 & 156]

1. Interpretation

In this Schedule—

board member (委員會成員) means a member of a disciplinary board;
complaint (投訴) means a complaint alleging a disciplinary offence against a registered person;
disciplinary board (紀律審裁委員會) means a disciplinary board required to be established under section

110(1) to consider a complaint;
meeting (會議) includes a hearing.


2. Composition of disciplinary board


(1) A disciplinary board is to consist of 8 members appointed by the Secretary from the members of the
disciplinary board panel established under section 108.

(2) The board members must include at least one member from each category constituting the panel.
(3) If, at the time of considering a complaint, a member of the disciplinary board ceases to be a member of the

disciplinary board panel other than for any of the reasons under section 5 of Schedule 11, the board member
may continue to act as a member of the disciplinary board until a decision is made by the board in respect of
the complaint.


3. Quorum


(1) At a meeting of a disciplinary board, the quorum is 5 board members.
(2) If a board member is disqualified from taking part in a decision or deliberation in respect of a matter under

section 8 of this Schedule, the member must be disregarded for the purposes of constituting the quorum for
deciding or deliberating on that matter.


4. Chairperson of disciplinary board


The board members are to elect a chairperson from among themselves.

5. Remuneration of board member

The remuneration, if any, of the chairperson and a board member is to be paid at a rate determined by the

Financial Secretary.

6. Chairperson to preside at meeting


(1) Subject to subsection (2), the chairperson elected under section 4 of this Schedule is to preside at any
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(2) If, for any reason, the chairperson is not able to preside at a meeting of the board, the board members
present at the meeting are to elect from among themselves a member to preside.

(3) All questions for determination are to be decided by a majority of votes of the board members present and
voting.

(4) If there is an equality of votes, the member presiding has a casting vote as well as a deliberative vote.

7. Proceedings before disciplinary board


(1) The parties to a hearing before a disciplinary board are—
(a) the registered person who is the subject of the complaint; and
(b) the Director.

(2) The chairperson of the disciplinary board is to—
(a) appoint the time and place of the hearing; and
(b) notify in writing the parties of that time and place.

(3) A party to the hearing may—
(a) make a representation in person at the hearing; or
(b) be represented at the hearing by a counsel or a solicitor or any other person authorized by the party in

writing.
(4) A party to the hearing may adduce evidence at any proceedings before the board.


8. Disclosure of interests of board member

If a board member has a pecuniary interest, whether direct or indirect, in any matter under consideration at a

meeting of the disciplinary board, the member—
(a) must before or as soon as practicable after the meeting begins, disclose to the board the fact and the

nature of the interest;
(b) must withdraw from the meeting while the board is considering the matter if so required by the

meeting; and
(c) must not participate in any deliberation or be involved in any determination regarding the matter.


9. Legal adviser

The chairperson of a disciplinary board may appoint a counsel or a solicitor to attend any meeting of the board to

advise it on any matter that arises during the meeting of the board.


10. Disciplinary board to determine procedures

Subject to this Schedule and Part 5, a disciplinary board may determine its own procedures.

Schedule: 13 Appeal Board Panel L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


[sections 116 & 156 &
Schedule 14]

1. Interpretation

In this Schedule—

Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (香港工程師學會) means The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
established under The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Ordinance (Cap 1105);

panel (委員團) means the appeal board panel required to be established under section 116;
panel member (委員團成員) means a person appointed under section 2 of this Schedule;
registered professional engineer (註冊專業工程師) means a registered professional engineer as defined by

section 2 of the Engineers Registration Ordinance (Cap 409).

2. Composition of panel



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(1) The panel is to consist of the following numbers and categories of persons appointed by the Secretary—

(a) not more than 5 persons nominated by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, each of whom is both

(i) a member of the Institution; and
(ii) a registered professional engineer within the discipline of building services engineering,

mechanical engineering, or marine and naval architecture engineering;
(b) not more than 5 persons nominated by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, each of whom is both


(i) a member of the Institution; and
(ii) a registered professional engineer within the discipline of control, automation and

instrumentation engineering, electrical engineering or electronic engineering;
(c) not more than 5 persons each of whom is—

(i) a registered lift engineer nominated by an organization which, in the opinion of the Secretary,
represents the interests of lift engineers; or

(ii) a registered escalator engineer nominated by an organization which, in the opinion of the
Secretary, represents the interests of escalator engineers;

(d) not more than 5 persons nominated by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, each of whom is a
member of the Institution whose name is in the list of engineers contained in the register kept under
section 3(2)(b) or (3) of the Buildings Ordinance (Cap 123);

(e) not more than 5 persons each of whom is nominated by an organization which, in the opinion of the
Secretary, represents the interests of lift contractors or escalator contractors;

(f) not more than 5 persons each of whom is—
(i) a registered lift worker for all kinds of lift works nominated by an organization which, in the

opinion of the Secretary, represents the interests of lift workers; or
(ii) a registered escalator worker for all kinds of escalator works nominated by an organization

which, in the opinion of the Secretary, represents the interests of escalator workers;
(g) not more than 5 laypersons each of whom is nominated by an organization which, in the opinion of the

Secretary, represents the interests of persons carrying on the business of property management; and
(h) not more than 5 laypersons each of whom is—

(i) a member of a management committee, or a new management committee, within the meaning of
the Building Management Ordinance (Cap 344); or

(ii) a person who owns a lift or escalator.
(2) A public officer is not eligible for appointment to the panel.
(3) The Secretary is to give notice in the Gazette of the appointment of a panel member.


3. Term of office of panel member

A panel member is to be appointed for a term of not more than 3 years and may be reappointed after the expiry

of the member’s term of office.

4. Resignation of panel member


(1) A panel member may resign at any time by giving notice in writing to the Secretary.
(2) The resignation takes effect on the date specified in the notice or, if no date is so specified, the date of

receipt of the notice by the Secretary.

5. Removal of panel member


(1) The Secretary may terminate the appointment of a panel member if the Secretary is satisfied that the
member—
(a) has become a public officer;
(b) has become bankrupt or has entered into a voluntary arrangement within the meaning of section 2 of

the Bankruptcy Ordinance (Cap 6) with the member’s creditors;



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(c) is incapacitated by physical or mental illness;
(d) has ceased to have the capacity by virtue of which the member was appointed; or
(e) is otherwise unable or unfit to perform the functions of a panel member.

(2) The Secretary is to give notice in the Gazette of the termination of an appointment of a panel member.

Schedule: 14 Composition, Meetings and Proceedings of Appeal Board,

etc.
L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012



[sections 2, 118 & 156]

1. Interpretation

In this Schedule—

appeal (上訴) means an appeal under section 115(1);
appeal board (上訴委員會) means an appeal board required to be established under section 118(1) to consider

an appeal;
board member (委員會成員) means a member of an appeal board;
meeting (會議) includes a hearing.


2. Composition of appeal board


(1) An appeal board is to consist of 8 members appointed by the Secretary from the members of the appeal
board panel established under section 116.

(2) The board members must include at least one member from each category constituting the panel.
(3) The Secretary may not appoint a member of the appeal board panel to be a member of an appeal board if the

member of the panel is or has been a member of the disciplinary board the decision of which is the subject
of an appeal to be considered by the appeal board.

(4) If, at the time of considering an appeal, a board member of the appeal board established to consider the
appeal ceases to be a member of the appeal board panel other than for any of the reasons under section 5 of
Schedule 13, the board member may continue to act as a member of the appeal board until a decision is
made by the board in respect of the appeal.


3. Quorum


(1) At a meeting of an appeal board, the quorum is 5 board members.
(2) If a board member is disqualified from taking part in a decision or deliberation in respect of a matter under

section 8 of this Schedule, the member must be disregarded for the purposes of constituting the quorum for
deciding or deliberating on that matter.


4. Chairperson of appeal board

The board members are to elect a chairperson from among themselves.

5. Remuneration of board member

The remuneration, if any, of the chairperson and a board member is to be paid at a rate determined by the

Financial Secretary.

6. Chairperson to preside at meeting


(1) Subject to subsection (2), the chairperson elected under section 4 of this Schedule is to preside at any
meeting of the appeal board.

(2) If, for any reason, the chairperson is not able to preside at a meeting of the board, the board members
present at the meeting are to elect from among themselves a member to preside.



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(3) All questions for determination are to be decided by a majority of votes of the board members present and
voting.

(4) If there is an equality of votes, the member presiding has a casting vote as well as a deliberative vote.

7. Proceedings before appeal board


(1) The parties to an appeal before an appeal board are the appellant and—
(a) if the appeal is an appeal against a decision of the Director, the Director;
(b) if the appeal is an appeal against a decision of the Registrar, the Registrar;
(c) if the appeal is an appeal against an order of a disciplinary board, the disciplinary board; and
(d) if the appeal is an appeal against a decision mentioned in section 115(1)(l), the person who made the

decision.
(2) The chairperson of the appeal board is to—

(a) appoint the time and place of the hearing of the appeal; and
(b) notify in writing the parties of that time and place.

(3) A party to the appeal may—
(a) make a representation in person at the hearing; or
(b) be represented at the hearing by a counsel or a solicitor or any other person authorized by the party in

writing.
(4) A party to the appeal may adduce evidence at any proceedings before the appeal board.
(5) A hearing is to be open to the public unless the appeal board determines that there is a good reason for it to

be held in camera.

8. Disclosure of interests of board member

If a board member has a pecuniary interest, whether direct or indirect, in any matter under consideration at a

meeting of the appeal board, the member—
(a) must before or as soon as practicable after the meeting begins, disclose to the board the fact and the

nature of the interest;
(b) must withdraw from the meeting while the board is considering the matter if so required by the

meeting; and
(c) must not participate in any deliberation or be involved in any determination regarding the matter.


9. Legal adviser

The chairperson of an appeal board may appoint a counsel or a solicitor to attend any meeting of the board to

advise it on any matter that arises during the meeting of the board.

10. Appeal board to determine procedures

Subject to this Schedule and Part 6, an appeal board may determine its own procedures.

Schedule: 15 Transitional and Savings Provisions L.N. 165 of 2012 17/12/2012


[sections 156 & 160]


Part 1


Interpretation


1. Interpretation

In this Schedule—

relevant date (有關日期) means the date on which section 157 comes into operation;



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safety equipment (安全設備) means safety equipment as defined by section 2(1) of the repealed Ordinance.


Part 2


Certain Persons Regarded as Registered Persons
under Ordinance


2. Registration of certain persons under repealed Ordinance to be regarded as registration under this

Ordinance


(1) A person who, immediately before the relevant date, was a registered lift contractor under the repealed
Ordinance and whose registration, but for the coming into operation of section 157, would have continued
to be in force on the relevant date is a registered lift contractor under this Ordinance as if the person were
registered under section 74(1) on the relevant date, and section 98 applies accordingly.

(2) A person who, immediately before the relevant date, was a registered lift engineer under the repealed
Ordinance and whose registration, but for the coming into operation of section 157, would have continued
to be in force on the relevant date is a registered lift engineer under this Ordinance as if the person were
registered under section 78(1) on the relevant date, and sections 98 and 99 apply accordingly.

(3) A person who, immediately before the relevant date, was a registered escalator contractor under the
repealed Ordinance and whose registration, but for the coming into operation of section 157, would have
continued to be in force on the relevant date is a registered escalator contractor under this Ordinance as if
the person were registered under section 86(1) on the relevant date, and section 98 applies accordingly.

(4) A person who, immediately before the relevant date, was a registered escalator engineer under the repealed
Ordinance and whose registration, but for the coming into operation of section 157, would have continued
to be in force on the relevant date is a registered escalator engineer under this Ordinance as if the person
were registered under section 90(1) on the relevant date, and on the relevant date, and sections 98 and 99
apply accordingly.

(5) The registration of a registered person under this section—
(a) takes effect on the relevant date; and
(b) unless cancelled or suspended, expires on the date immediately before the 5th anniversary of that date.


Part 3


Application of Sections 9, 13, 43 and 45 in Relation to

Certain Major Alterations

3. Application of sections 9, 13, 43 and 45 in relation to major alterations completed before relevant date


(1) Sections 9 and 13 do not apply in relation to any major alteration made in respect of a lift if—
(a) in relation to a lift to which section 13 of the repealed Ordinance would have applied but for the

coming into operation of section 157—
(i) a notice permitting the use or operation of the lift to be resumed has been issued under the

repealed Ordinance in relation to the alteration; or
(ii) an exemption from section 13 of the repealed Ordinance has been granted under section 44 of

that Ordinance in respect of the lift; and
(b) in relation to any other lift, the alteration was completed before the relevant date.

(2) Sections 43 and 45 do not apply in relation to any major alteration made in respect of an escalator if—
(a) in relation to an escalator to which section 13 of the repealed Ordinance would have applied but for the

coming into operation of section 157—
(i) a notice permitting the use or operation of the escalator to be resumed has been issued under the

repealed Ordinance in relation to the alteration; or
(ii) an exemption from section 13 of the repealed Ordinance has been granted under section 44 of

that Ordinance in respect of the escalator; and
(b) in relation to any other escalator, the alteration was completed before the relevant date.



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Part 4


Certain Works, etc. Regarded as Periodic Maintenance

Works, etc. under Ordinance

4. Certain works to be regarded as periodic maintenance works for purposes of section 15(2)(b) or 46(2)(b),

etc.


(1) For the purposes of section 15(2)(b)—
(a) in relation to a lift to which section 19 of the repealed Ordinance would have applied but for the

coming into operation of section 157, prescribed works last carried out in respect of the lift within the
prescribed period (in accordance with that section 19) are to be regarded as periodic maintenance
works carried out in respect of the lift; and

(b) in relation to any other lift, periodic maintenance works are taken to have been first carried out in
respect of the lift on the relevant date.

(2) For the purposes of section 46(2)(b)—
(a) in relation to an escalator to which section 19 of the repealed Ordinance would have applied but for the

coming into operation of section 157, prescribed works last carried out in respect of the escalator
within the prescribed period (in accordance with that section 19) are to be regarded as periodic
maintenance works carried out in respect of the escalator; and

(b) in relation to any other escalator, periodic maintenance works are taken to have been first carried out in
respect of the escalator on the relevant date.

(3) In this section—
prescribed period (訂明期間) means a period of one month immediately before the relevant date;
prescribed works (訂明工程) means—

(a) in relation to a lift, the inspection, oiling, cleaning and adjusting of the lift, including the inspection,
oiling, cleaning and adjusting of all the machinery and equipment connected with the lift and the safety
equipment provided for the lift; and

(b) in relation to an escalator, the inspection, oiling, cleaning and adjusting of the escalator, including the
inspection, oiling, cleaning and adjusting of all the machinery and equipment connected with the
escalator and the safety equipment provided for the escalator.


5. Certain examinations and testing to be regarded as thorough examinations for purposes of section 22, 23

or 53


(1) For the purposes of section 22, the prescribed examination last carried out in respect of a lift before the
relevant date is to be regarded as a thorough examination carried out in respect of the lift and all its
associated equipment or machinery by a registered lift engineer.

(2) For the purposes of section 23, the prescribed examination with load last carried out in respect of a lift
before the relevant date (in accordance with the repealed Ordinance) is to be regarded as an examination
carried out in respect of the lift and all its associated equipment or machinery by a registered lift engineer in
accordance with section 24(2) and (3).

(3) For the purposes of section 53, the prescribed examination last carried out in respect of an escalator before
the relevant date is to be regarded as a thorough examination carried out in respect of the escalator and all
its associated equipment or machinery by a registered escalator engineer.

(4) In this section—
prescribed certificate (訂明證明書) means—

(a) for the purposes of paragraph (a)(i) of the definition of prescribed examination, a prescribed
certificate as defined by section 6(3)(a)(i) of this Schedule;

(b) for the purposes of paragraph (a)(ii) of the definition of prescribed examination, a prescribed
certificate as defined by section 6(3)(a)(ii) of this Schedule;

(c) for the purposes of paragraph (b)(i) of the definition of prescribed examination, a prescribed
certificate as defined by section 6(3)(b)(i) of this Schedule;



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(d) for the purposes of paragraph (b)(ii) of the definition of prescribed examination, a prescribed
certificate as defined by section 6(3)(b)(ii) of this Schedule;

(e) for the purposes of paragraph (a) of the definition of prescribed examination with load, a copy of a
certificate delivered by the Director under section 39 of the repealed Ordinance;

(f) for the purposes of paragraph (b) of the definition of prescribed examination with load, a certificate
that is issued by a prescribed person relating to an examination of the lift, including examination of all
machinery and equipment connected with the lift and testing of the safety equipment provided for the
lift, carried out by the person and that contains a statement of the person to the effect that the person is
satisfied that on the date of the examination, the lift was in safe working order;

prescribed examination (訂明檢驗) means—
(a) for the purposes of subsection (1)—

(i) in relation to a lift to which section 39(3) of the repealed Ordinance would have applied but for
the coming into operation of section 157, examination of the lift, including examination of all
machinery and equipment connected with the lift and testing of the safety equipment provided
for the lift, in respect of which a prescribed certificate has been issued; and

(ii) in relation to any other lift, examination of the lift, including examination of all machinery and
equipment connected with the lift and testing of the safety equipment provided for the lift, in
respect of which a prescribed certificate has been issued; and

(b) for the purposes of subsection (3)—
(i) in relation to an escalator to which section 39(3) of the repealed Ordinance would have applied

but for the coming into operation of section 157, examination of the escalator, including
examination of all machinery and equipment connected with the escalator, in respect of which a
prescribed certificate has been issued; and

(ii) in relation to any other escalator, examination of the escalator, including examination of all
machinery and equipment connected with the escalator, in respect of which a prescribed
certificate has been issued;

prescribed examination with load (有負載訂明檢驗), for the purposes of subsection (2), means—
(a) in relation to a lift to which section 39(3) of the repealed Ordinance would have applied but for the

coming into operation of section 157, examination of the lift, including examination of all machinery
and equipment connected with the lift and testing of the safety equipment provided for the lift with
load, carried out within the prescribed period and in respect of which a prescribed certificate has been
issued; and

(b) in relation to any other lift, examination of the lift, including examination of all machinery and
equipment connected with the lift and testing of the safety equipment provided for the lift with load,
carried out within the prescribed period and in respect of which a prescribed certificate has been
issued;

prescribed period (訂明期間), for the purposes of the definition of prescribed examination with load, means
the period—
(a) beginning on the date the 5th anniversary of which is the relevant date; and
(b) ending immediately before the relevant date;

prescribed person (訂明人士), for the purposes of paragraph (f) of the definition of prescribed certificate,
means a registered lift engineer as defined by section 2(1) of the repealed Ordinance.


6. Certain certificates to be regarded as use permits issued under section 26 or 56


(1) Subject to subsection (2)—
(a) a prescribed certificate of a lift is to be regarded as a use permit of the lift; and
(b) a prescribed certificate of an escalator is to be regarded as a use permit of the escalator.

(2) Despite sections 27 and 57—
(a) a certificate of a lift that is to be regarded as a use permit of the lift under subsection (1)(a)—

(i) in relation to a document under subsection (3)(a)(i)—
(A) begins to have effect as a use permit on the relevant date; and
(B) ceases to have effect as a use permit at midnight on the date specified in the certificate to be



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the date on or before which the next periodic examination of the lift is required to be
carried out; and

(ii) in relation to a document under subsection (3)(a)(ii)—
(A) begins to have effect as a use permit on the relevant date; and
(B) ceases to have effect as a use permit at midnight on the date immediately before the 1st

anniversary of the date on which the examination was carried out; and
(b) a certificate of an escalator that is to be regarded as a use permit of the escalator under subsection

(1)(b)—
(i) in relation to a document under subsection (3)(b)(i)—
(A) begins to have effect as a use permit on the relevant date; and
(B) ceases to have effect as a use permit at midnight on the date specified in the certificate to be

the date on or before which the next periodic examination of the escalator is required to be
carried out; and

(ii) in relation to a document under subsection (3)(b)(ii)—
(A) begins to have effect as a use permit on the relevant date; and
(B) ceases to have effect as a use permit at midnight on the last day of the 6-month period

beginning on the date immediately after the date on which the examination was carried out.
(3) For the purposes of this section—

(a) a document is a prescribed certificate of a lift if—
(i) in relation to a lift to which section 39(3) of the repealed Ordinance would have applied but for

the coming into operation of section 157—
(A) the document is a copy of a certificate delivered by the Director under section 39 of the

repealed Ordinance; and
(B) the date specified in the document to be the date on or before which the next periodic

examination of the lift is required to be carried out is a date on or after the relevant date;
and

(ii) in relation to any other lift—
(A) the document is a certificate issued by a prescribed person;
(B) the document was issued before the relevant date relating to an examination of the lift,

including examination of all machinery and equipment connected with the lift and testing
of the safety equipment provided for the lift, carried out by the person in accordance with
the repealed Ordinance on a date not earlier than the date the 1st anniversary of which is
the date immediately after the relevant date; and

(C) the document contains a statement of the person to the effect that the person is satisfied that
on the date of the examination, the lift was in safe working order; and

(b) a document is a prescribed certificate of an escalator if—
(i) in relation to an escalator to which section 39(3) of the repealed Ordinance would have applied

but for the coming into operation of section 157—
(A) the document is a copy of a certificate delivered by the Director under section 39 of the

repealed Ordinance; and
(B) the date specified in the document to be the date on or before which the next periodic

examination of the escalator is required to be carried out is a date on or after the relevant
date; and

(ii) in relation to any other escalator—
(A) the document is a certificate issued by a prescribed person;
(B) the document was issued before the relevant date relating to an examination of the

escalator, including examination of all machinery and equipment connected with the
escalator, carried out by the person in accordance with the repealed Ordinance within the 6-
month period immediately before the relevant date; and

(C) the document contains a statement of the person to the effect that the person is satisfied that
on the date of the examination, the escalator was in safe working order.

(4) In subsection (3)—
prescribed person (訂明人士) means—



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(a) in relation to a lift, a registered lift engineer as defined by section 2(1) of the repealed Ordinance;
(b) in relation to an escalator, a registered escalator engineer as defined by section 2(1) of the repealed

Ordinance.


Part 5


Certificates Pending to be Disposed of under
Repealed Ordinance


7. Certificates pending to be disposed of by Director under section 12(2) or 13(2) of repealed Ordinance


(1) If—
(a) a certificate has been delivered to the Director under section 12(2) of the repealed Ordinance in respect

of a lift or escalator;
(b) the fee payable under that section has been paid; and
(c) there is any of the following circumstances—

(i) a decision of the Director as to whether the lift or escalator is in safe working order is pending
immediately before the relevant date;

(ii) a decision of the Director under section 12(3)(b) of that Ordinance to refuse to permit the lift or
escalator to be used and operated is under reconsideration by the Director immediately before the
relevant date,

the Director may dispose of the case under section 26 or 56 as if an application under section 26 or 56 had
been made in respect of the lift or escalator and the certificate were a certificate under section 24 or 54.

(2) If a certificate has been delivered to the Director under section 13(2) of the repealed Ordinance in respect of
a lift or escalator, the fee payable under that section has been paid, and—
(a) a decision of the Director as to whether the affected part of the lift or escalator is in safe working order

is pending immediately before the relevant date; or
(b) a decision of the Director under section 13(3)(b) of that Ordinance to refuse to permit the use or

operation of the lift or escalator to be resumed is under reconsideration by the Director immediately
before the relevant date,

the Director may dispose of the case under section 28 or 58 as if an application under section 28 or 58 had
been made in respect of the lift or escalator and the certificate were a certificate issued under section 25 or
55.

(3) If—
(a) a certificate has been delivered to the Director under section 26(1) of the repealed Ordinance in respect

of a lift or escalator;
(b) the fee payable under that section has been paid; and
(c) the certificate is yet to be disposed of under section 39(1) of that Ordinance by the Director before the

relevant date,
the Director may dispose of the case under section 26 or 56 as if an application under section 26 or 56 had

been made in respect of the lift or escalator and the certificate were a certificate issued under section 24 or
54.

(4) In relation to subsection (1), unless the Director has otherwise directed, the lift or escalator concerned may
be used or operated, without a use permit, before the Director notifies the person who delivered the
certificate to the Director of the Director’s decision as to whether to issue a permit under section 26 or 56
for the lift or escalator.

(5) In relation to subsection (2), unless the Director has otherwise directed, the lift or escalator concerned may,
without a resumption permit, resume its normal use and operation before the Director notifies the person
who delivered the certificate to the Director of the Director’s decision as to whether to issue a permit
under section 28 or 58 for the lift or escalator.

(6) In relation to subsection (3), unless the Director has otherwise directed, the lift or escalator concerned may,
without a use permit, continue to be used and operated before the Director notifies the person who delivered
the certificate to the Director of the Director’s decision as to whether to issue a permit under section 26 or
56 for the lift or escalator.



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Part 6


Pending Applications under Section 6 or 11C of

Repealed Ordinance

8. Applications under section 6 or 11C of repealed Ordinance


(1) If, immediately before the relevant date, there was a pending application under section 6 of the repealed
Ordinance, the application is to be regarded as an application under section 78 or 90 (as the case requires).

(2) If, immediately before the relevant date, there was a pending application under section 11C of the repealed
Ordinance, the application is to be regarded as an application under section 74 or 86 (as the case requires).


Part 7


Orders of Directors Made under Repealed

Ordinance etc.

9. Orders of Director made under repealed Ordinance

An order of the Director made under the repealed Ordinance that is in force immediately before the relevant date

and would have continued to be in force on that date, but for the coming into operation of section 157, continues
to be in force and, subject to sections 10 and 11 of this Schedule, the Director may enforce the order under that
Ordinance as if that Ordinance had not been repealed by section 157.


10. Supplementary provisions in relation to orders made under section 27(1) of repealed Ordinance


(1) Section 27(2) of the repealed Ordinance does not apply in relation to an order made on any of the grounds
mentioned in section 27(1) (other than section 27(1)(e)) of that Ordinance, and the order continues to be in
force until the Director is satisfied that the lift or escalator is in safe working order and has revoked the
order.

(2) Section 27(3) of the repealed Ordinance does not apply in relation to an order made on the ground
mentioned in section 27(1)(e) of that Ordinance, and the order continues to be in force until the Director is
satisfied that the lift or escalator is in safe working order and has revoked the order.


11. Offences regarding contravention of order made under section 27(1) of repealed Ordinance


(1) Section 29(3), (4) and (5) of the repealed Ordinance does not apply in relation to the use or operation of a
lift or escalator that is the subject of an order made under section 27(1) of that Ordinance.

(2) If a person uses or operates a lift or escalator in contravention of an order mentioned in subsection (1), the
person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of $200000 and to imprisonment for 12
months.

(3) If a person causes or permits any other person to use or operate a lift or escalator in contravention of an
order mentioned in subsection (1), the person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of
$200000 and to imprisonment for 12 months.

(4) It is a defence for a person charged under subsection (2) to prove that the person did not know and could not
with due diligence have discovered that the use or operation was prohibited under an order mentioned in
subsection (1).

(5) It is a defence for a person charged under subsection (3) to prove that the person—
(a) did not know and could not with due diligence have discovered that the use or operation was

prohibited under an order mentioned in subsection (1); or
(b) the contravention occurred without the person’s consent or connivance and that the person had taken

all reasonable steps to prevent the use or operation of the lift or escalator.
(6) Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply to the use or operation of a lift or escalator in emergency

circumstances affecting the safety of any person or property.



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(7) Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply if the use or operation of the lift or escalator is for the purposes of
performing any function conferred or imposed on a person by or under this Ordinance, including complying
with or giving effect to an order of the Director under this Ordinance.


12. Disconnection of supply of electricity under repealed Ordinance


(1) If the supply of electricity to a lift has been disconnected under section 38 of the repealed Ordinance,
reconnection of the supply of electricity is prohibited unless written permission has been obtained from the
Director.

(2) If the supply of electricity to an escalator has been disconnected under section 38 of the repealed Ordinance,
reconnection of the supply of electricity is prohibited unless written permission has been obtained from the
Director.

(3) If there is a contravention of subsection (1), section 31(3) and (4) applies in relation to the contravention as
if the disconnection of the supply of electricity had been effected under section 31.

(4) If there is a contravention of subsection (2), section 61(3) and (4) applies in relation to the contravention as
if the disconnection of the supply of electricity had been effected under section 61.


Part 8


Disciplinary Proceedings and Appeals


13. Disciplinary proceedings under repealed Ordinance


(1) If, immediately before the relevant date, there were proceedings pending in a disciplinary board appointed
under section 8 or 11E of the repealed Ordinance, the proceedings may be continued under the repealed
Ordinance as if that Ordinance had not been repealed by section 157.

(2) In relation to any proceedings mentioned in subsection (1), a member of the disciplinary board appointed to
conduct the proceedings continues to perform the functions as such a member until the completion of the
proceedings.

(3) Any matter that the Director may refer to the Secretary under section 9 or 11G of the repealed Ordinance
before the relevant date may be referred to the Secretary on or after that date and the repealed Ordinance
continues to apply in relation to the matter on or after that date as if that Ordinance had not been repealed
by section 157.

(4) Despite subsections (1) and (3), the power of the disciplinary board under section 9(2)(a)(i) or 11G(2)(a) of
the repealed Ordinance is to be construed as a power of the board to order the Registrar to cancel or suspend
the registration of the person, as appropriate, under one or more of the following provisions of this
Ordinance and the powers of the Court of First Instance under sections 11 and 11I of the repealed
Ordinance are to be construed accordingly—
(a) section 74(1);
(b) section 78(1);
(c) section 86(1);
(d) section 90(1).

(5) The Registrar must—
(a) comply with an order under subsection (4); or
(b) if the Court of First Instance decides to reverse or vary the order, take appropriate actions (if required)

to give effect to the decision.


14. Appeals under repealed Ordinance


(1) If, immediately before the relevant date, there were proceedings pending in an appeal board under the
repealed Ordinance, the proceedings may be continued under the repealed Ordinance as if that Ordinance
had not been repealed by section 157.

(2) In relation to any proceedings mentioned in subsection (1) a member of the appeal board appointed to
conduct the proceedings continues to perform the functions as such a member until the completion of the
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(3) Despite the coming into operation of section 157, section 18 of the repealed Ordinance continues to apply in
relation to a decision of the appeal board mentioned in subsection (1) as if that Ordinance had not been
repealed.

(4) A right of appeal under section 6(5), 11C(4) or 15 of the repealed Ordinance that was subsisting
immediately before the relevant date may be exercised under the repealed Ordinance on or after that date
and that Ordinance continues to apply on or after that date as if it had not been repealed by section 157.

(5) Despite subsections (1) and (4)—
(a) in relation to an appeal under section 6(5) or 11C(4) of the repealed Ordinance, the power of the appeal

board under section 17(4)(b) of that Ordinance is to be construed as a power of the board to order the
Registrar to register the person, as appropriate, under one or more of the following provisions of this
Ordinance and the powers of the Court of First Instance under section 18 of the repealed Ordinance are
to be construed accordingly—
(i) section 74(1);
(ii) section 78(1);
(iii) section 86(1);
(iv) section 90(1); and

(b) in relation to an appeal under section 15 of the repealed Ordinance—
(i) the power of the appeal board under section 17(1) of that Ordinance is to be construed as a power

of the board to order the Director to issue a use permit or resumption permit under this Ordinance
in respect of the lift or escalator, as appropriate; and

(ii) the power of the board to make a direction under section 17(2) of the repealed Ordinance is to be
construed as a power of the board to order the Director to issue a use permit or resumption permit
under this Ordinance in respect of the lift or escalator, as appropriate, if the Director is satisfied
that the work specified by the board under that section has been carried out.

(6) The Registrar must—
(a) comply with an order under subsection (5)(a); or
(b) if the Court of First Instance decides to reverse or vary an order of an appeal board appointed under the

repealed Ordinance, take appropriate actions (if required) to give effect to the decision.


Part 9


Others Matters

15. Display of use permits under section 39 or 69


(1) Section 39 does not apply, before the specified date, to a lift other than a lift to which section 39(3) of the
repealed Ordinance would have applied but for the coming into operation of section 157, if a prescribed
examination has been carried out in respect of the lift.

(2) Section 69 does not apply, before the specified date, to an escalator other than an escalator to which section
39(3) of the repealed Ordinance would have applied but for the coming into operation of section 157, if a
prescribed examination has been carried out in respect of the escalator.

(3) In this section—
last prescribed examination (上次訂明檢驗) means—

(a) in relation to a lift, the prescribed examination of the lift that was last carried out before the relevant
date; and

(b) in relation to an escalator, the prescribed examination of the escalator that was last carried out before
the relevant date;

prescribed examination (訂明檢驗) means—
(a) in relation to a lift, examination of the lift, including examination of all machinery and equipment

connected with the lift and testing of the safety equipment provided for the lift, in respect of which a
prescribed certificate as defined by section 6(3)(a)(ii) of this Schedule has been issued; and

(b) in relation to an escalator, examination of the escalator, including examination of all machinery and
equipment connected with the escalator and testing of the safety equipment provided for the escalator,
in respect of which a prescribed certificate as defined by section 6(3)(b)(ii) of this Schedule has been



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issued;
specified date (指明日期) means—

(a) in relation to a lift, the 1st anniversary of the date on which the last prescribed examination was carried
out in respect of the lift; and

(b) in relation to an escalator, the last day of the 6-month period beginning on the date immediately after
the date on which the last prescribed examination was carried out in respect of the escalator.


16. Exemptions granted under section 44A of repealed Ordinance to be regarded as exemptions granted

under this Ordinance

An exemption granted under section 44A of the repealed Ordinance in respect of a lift, which exemption but for

the coming into operation of section 157 would have continued to be in force on or after the relevant date, is to
be regarded as an exemption from the application of the whole of this Ordinance granted in respect of the lift
under section 148 on the relevant date.


Schedule: 16 Consequential and Related Amendments E.R. 2 of 2014 10/04/2014


Remarks:
Sections 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25 and 26 of Schedule 16 not yet in operation.


[sections 156 & 160]


Part 1


(Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013)


1-2. (Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013)


Part 2


(Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013)

3. (Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013)


Part 3


(Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013)


4. (Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013)


Part 4


(Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013)


5. (Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013)


Part 5


(Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013)


6. (Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013)


Part 6



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(Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013)


7. (Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013)


Part 7


(Omitted as spent—E.R. 2 of 2014)


8. (Omitted as spent—E.R. 2 of 2014)


(1) (Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013)


(2) (Omitted as spent—E.R. 2 of 2014)


9. (Omitted as spent—E.R. 2 of 2014)


(1) (Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013)


(2) (Omitted as spent—E.R. 2 of 2014)


Part 8


(Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013)


10. (Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013)


Part 9


Amendments to Lifts and Escalators Ordinance
(Cap 618)


11-13. (Omitted as spent—E.R. 2 of 2014)

14. Section 2 amended (Interpretation)


Section 2(1)—


Repeal the definition of technical institution.

15. Section 2 amended (Interpretation)


(1) Section 2(1), definition of vehicle—


Repeal the semicolon

Substitute a full stop.


(2) Section 2(1)—


Repeal the definition of Vocational Training Council


16-18. (Omitted as spent—E.R. 2 of 2014)



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19. Section 82 amended (Registration—lift workers)


Section 82—


Repeal subsection (1)

Substitute


“(1) Subject to section 150, the Registrar may, on application, register a person as a lift worker for all kinds
of lift works.”.


20. Section 94 amended (Registration—escalator workers)


Section 94—


Repeal subsection (1)

Substitute


“(1) Subject to section 150, the Registrar may, on application, register a person as an escalator worker for
all kinds of escalator works.”.


21. Section 161 added


After section 160—


Add


“161. Effect of amendments to sections 82 and 94 by sections 19 and 20 of Schedule 16


The amendments to sections 82(1) and 94(1) effected by sections 19 and 20 of Schedule 16 (those 2
sections of Schedule 16) do not affect the validity of a registration granted under section 82(1) or 94(1)
before those 2 sections of Schedule 16 come into operation, and an application for renewal of a registration
so granted may be made under sections 83 and 95, as appropriate.”.


22. (Omitted as spent—E.R. 2 of 2014)

23. Schedule 9 amended (Registration of Lift Engineers and Escalator Engineers)


(1) Schedule 9, Part 2, section 1(b)—


Repeal

“practical experience;”

Substitute

“practical experience; or”.


(2) Schedule 9, Part 2, section 1(c)—


Repeal



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“practical experience;”

Substitute

“practical experience.”.


(3) Schedule 9, Part 2, section 1—


Repeal paragraphs (d) and (e).


(4) Schedule 9, Part 4, section 1(b)—


Repeal

“practical experience;”

Substitute

“practical experience; or”.


(5) Schedule 9, Part 4, section 1(c)—


Repeal

“practical experience;”

Substitute

“practical experience.”.


(6) Schedule 9, Part 4, section 1—


Repeal paragraphs (d) and (e).

24. Schedule 9 amended (Registration of Lift Engineers and Escalator Engineers)


(1) Schedule 9, Part 2—


Repeal section 1

Substitute


“1. The requirements mentioned in section 78(2)(a) are that the applicant is a registered professional engineer
in any of the following disciplines—

(a) building services engineering;
(b) control, automation and instrumentation engineering;
(c) electrical engineering;
(d) electronic engineering;
(e) marine and naval architecture engineering;
(f) mechanical engineering,

and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the applicant has at least 2 years’ relevant working experience
and has the necessary practical experience.”.



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(2) Schedule 9, Part 4—


Repeal section 1

Substitute


“1. The requirements mentioned in section 90(2)(a) are that the applicant is a registered professional engineer
in any of the following disciplines—

(a) building services engineering;
(b) control, automation and instrumentation engineering;
(c) electrical engineering;
(d) electronic engineering;
(e) marine and naval architecture engineering;
(f) mechanical engineering,

and the applicant satisfies the Registrar that the applicant has at least 2 years’ relevant working experience
and has the necessary practical experience.”.


25. Schedule 10 amended (Registration of Lift Workers and Escalator Workers)


(1) Schedule 10, Part 1, section 1(d)(ii)—


Repeal

“training;”

Substitute

“training; or”.


(2) Schedule 10, Part 1, section 1—


Repeal paragraph (e).


(3) Schedule 10, Part 3, section 1(d)(ii)—


Repeal

“training;”

Substitute

“training; or”.


(4) Schedule 10, Part 3, section 1—


Repeal paragraph (e).

26. Schedule 16 amended (Consequential and Related Amendments)


Schedule 16—


Repeal



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“[ss. 156 & 160]”

Substitute

“[ss. 156, 160 & 161]”.

(Amended E.R. 2 of 2012; E.R. 1 of 2013)

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