Hong Kong is home to about 80,000 lifts and elevators. Photo: Winson Wong Hong Kong is home to about 80,000 lifts and elevators. Photo: Winson Wong
Hong Kong is home to about 80,000 lifts and elevators. Photo: Winson Wong

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

  • Some 50,000 lifts and escalators in the city still do not comply with latest set of non-mandatory standards issued back in 2019
  • Ombudsman says failure to follow those guidelines does not necessarily mean the facilities are unsafe, but demands improvements in supervision

Topic |   Accidents and personal safety in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is home to about 80,000 lifts and elevators. Photo: Winson Wong Hong Kong is home to about 80,000 lifts and elevators. Photo: Winson Wong
Hong Kong is home to about 80,000 lifts and elevators. Photo: Winson Wong
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