Among them, eight units are removed from services for repair as they fail to comply with the following requirements under the Code of Practice (COP) for Lift Works and Escalator Works. The removal from service is not due to safety considerations. The EMSD will analyse the inspection result and then take follow-up action.
|Location||Non-compliance of COP|
|1.||Kwun Tong Industrial Centre Phase 1||Rope diameter reduced by more than 10 per cent|
|2.||Kwun Tong Industrial Centre Phase 2||Rope diameter reduced by more than 10 per cent|
|3.||Kwun Tong Industrial Centre Phase 3||Rope rusting|
|4.||18 Grampian Road, Kowloon City||Rope diameter reduced by more than 10 per cent|
|5.||480 King's Road, North Point||Rope rusting|
|6.||Yau Tong Centre, Tower 8||Rope diameter reduced by more than 10 per cent|
|7.||Shui King Building, Wo Yi Hop Road, Kwai Chung||Mechanical problem|
|8.||1-7 Kin Hong Street, Kwai Chung||Rope rusting|
Meanwhile, the EMSD will continue the in-depth investigation of the lift incident in King's Road, North Point to find out the cause of the incident. The EMSD will strictly enforce the legislation, including taking disciplinary action against the registered contractor and related persons violating the regulations, so as to ensure the lift safety.
On the other hand, the EMSD will adopt the risk assessment methodology to increase the frequency of inspections on those registered contractors with lower performance.
Ends/Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Issued at HKT 22:10