Two-thirds of Hong Kong lifts and escalators ‘do not meet latest safety guidelines’, ombudsman reveals, triggering call for more no-notice inspections

May 13, 2021 | INVESTING

Nearly two-thirds of Hong Kong’s 80,000 lifts and escalators do not meet the latest safety guidelines, according to the ombudsman, who has accused government engineers of lax supervision and urged them to increase the frequency of random inspections.Ombudsman Winnie Chiu Wai-yin also said on Thursday that only a handful of the city’s ageing lifts and escalators had been upgraded despite the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) advising operators to do so.“People in Hong Kong use…

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