Lift and Escalator Course for Engineers

Event code: 78081


This technical course covers design principles, installation, testing and commissioning, operations and maintenance including periodic examination and inspection of lifts and escalators. This 5-day course comprises both classroom lectures and practical sessions. Participants will gain in-depth technical knowledge on lifts and escalators, with emphasis on the examination, inspection and testing of the equipment.


This course aims to deepen the understanding of practising engineers in the examination, inspection and testing of lifts and escalators.


The course is conducted over 5 days comprising 3.5 days of theory session (Module A) and 1.5 days of practical session (Module B). Participants are required to sit for an end- of-course assessment (for Module A).

• Overview of Singapore’s current regulatory regime for lifts and escalators
• Types of Vertical Transportation Equipment
• Performance capabilities, limitations and selection of equipment
• Design considerations and specifictions
• Functions of the equipment sub-systems and safety features/components of lifts and escalators
• Electrical installations and appliances
• Inspection of sub-systems and audit of critical information
• Installation methodologies for lift, escalator and passenger walkway
• Inspection hold points, functional testing and commissioning
• Assessment of standard conformity
• Authority submission requirements
• Maintenance of equipment

• Inspection and measurement • Operation testing
• Function and safety test
• Load test


ER PATRICK FOONG, Managing Director, Singapore Green Engineers Pte Ltd
Er Foong holds and an MSc. in Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He specialises in energyefficient retrofits to existing chiller plants and escalator system inspection. Er Foong is a Professional Engineer(Mechanical) and Specialist Professional Engineer(Lift and Escalator) registered with Professional Engineers Board, Singapore. He is also a Registered Inspector(M&E), Authorized Examiner(Lifting Equipment), QuESS, Energy Auditor, SCEM and Green Mark Professional.


• Professional Engineers in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering disciplines
• Technical professionals working in the lift and escalator industry who wish to gain knowledge in lift and escalators may also attend the course.

Priority will be given to professional engineers in mechanical or electrical engineering disciplines. Attendance in this course will be considered as one of the requirements for registration as a Specialist Professional Engineer (SPE) in Lift and Escalator Engineering.


This course involves assessment. A e-Certificate of Successful Completion (e-CSC) for the course will be issued to participants who:
i. Achieve at least 75% class attendance; and
ii. Pass the assessment.

Frequency: Bi-annual
Venue: ITE College East
Venue: BCA Braddell Campus
FEE (incl of GST): S$3,450.00

Application of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funding is in progress, and subject to approval.

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