Lift safety

Letters to the Editor, April 18, 2013

Live poultry should still be sold at markets. Photo: Bloomberg

A subsidy from the government's Environment and Conservation Fund, a pilot food waste recycling scheme has been established, and my apartment in Discovery Bay is one of the participants.

Thursday, 18 April, 2013, 3:18am 4 comments

New committee set up to look into lift safety

Paul Chan Mo-po. Photo: Sam Tsang

Paul Chan Mo-po, on his official blog yesterday, wrote that the lift and escalator safety advisory committee would be represented by the lift trade and "outside-sector parties" such as property management firms, property owners and consumers.

18 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

Taken for granted, lift safety needs attention

Worker blocked a lift after lift accident at Choi Hook Royal Banquet in North Point. Photo: Nora Tam

Lifts are indispensable to a city such as ours, crowded with high-rise buildings. When we step into a lift - whether in an office tower, a residential block, or shopping mall - we move up and down within seconds, usually without any safety problems. The accident in which a lift carrying seven people plunged down an old building in North Point on Saturday reminds us that we should not take this convenience for granted. An 82-year-old man is still in a critical condition.

6 Mar 2013 - 2:51am

Lift contractors dispute zero score in performance ratings

Two registered elevator contractors whose companies scored an alarming zero marks in part of the performance rating system say that their marks were lost on minor breaches which have no impact at all on lift safety.

5 Mar 2013 - 4:46am 1 comment