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EMSD releases lift maintenance cost information of private residential premises

     The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) today (November 25) announced the maintenance cost information on the lifts in private residential premises for public reference.

     The EMSD had earlier engaged an independent consultant to conduct a sampling survey on the maintenance costs of lifts in private residential buildings in Hong Kong. The consultant analysed the data provided in more than 3,700 questionnaires collected, and calculated the average monthly maintenance costs of the lifts as follows:  

Lift travel level  Rated speed    Average monthly
                   of lift        lift maintenance

1 to 15            ≤ 1.0m/s       $3,209
                   > 1.0m/s       $3,620
16 to 25           ≤ 1.5m/s       $3,317
                   > 1.5m/s       $4,290
26 to 35           ≤ 1.75m/s      $4,388
                   > 1.75m/s      $6,097
More than 35       ≤ 2.5m/s       $6,759
                   > 2.5m/s       $8,399

     The cost information is available in the Responsible Persons' Corner on the EMSD's website ( The EMSD will update it on a half-yearly basis.

     To learn more about maintenance and management of lifts and escalators, members of the public may also visit the Corner to get the following information:

* performance ratings of registered contractors;
* sample contracts for procurement of lift maintenance services;
* a guidebook for responsible persons;
* guidelines for selection of registered contractors for provision of maintenance services;
* guidelines for modernisation of existing lifts;
* guidelines for management of lift maintenance works;
* a checklist for building management staff to conduct daily safety inspection of lifts; and
* common questions and answers on lift management.

Ends/Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Issued at HKT 15:56


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