Lifts and Escalators Legislation

The Building Maintenance and Strata Management (BMSM) Act is a regulatory framework specifying the regular and proper maintenance of lifts and escalators,  to ensure that they are safe for use.

Supplementing the BMSM Act is the BMSM (Lift, Escalator and Building Maintenance) Regulations 2016, which states the maintenance requirements for lifts & escalators in Singapore.

The existing lift and escalator maintenance provisions under the BMSM Act will be ported over to the Building Control Act (BC Act). Some of the new changes would include Plan Submission requirements for Lifts & Escalators. More information on this can be found here.

Some lifts do not require approval from BCA to operate. Check if your lift is being regulated by BCA here.

Incident notification

Learn more about the different type of adverse events and the procedure for incident notification here.

Forms and certificates

Click to access the relevant forms or certificates to install, modify or operate lifts and escalators in Singapore.

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The Construction Workforce Registration System (CWRS) is an online portal for CoreTrade and Multi-skilling registration and the renewal of Direct R1 eligibility.

Online Registration for Verification System

ORV allows you to register the workers for Identity Verification and check your registration status online.

Online PTO System

Lift and escalator owners, contractors and Authorised Examiners (AEs) can apply for and view applications for Permit to Operate (PTO) here.