Codes & Regulations Affecting The Lift Installations in Singapore

Johnson See

Sunday 1st July 2001

The revised Code of Practice for Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Electric Passenger and Goods Lift (Singapore Standard CP2:2000) was approved by the Electrical Industry Practice Committee (EIPC) on behalf of the Standards Council of Singapore on 28 September 2000. The major national reference standards used for the latest revision (which is the 3rd revision) are: EN81-1:1998 and ASME regulations (such as the Buildings Control Authority's Code of Barrier-Free Accessibility in Buildings and the Fire Safety Bureau's Code of Practice for Fire Precautions in Buildings affecting the lifts and escalators installations in Singapore. The paper looks at the relevant codes and regulations affecting the lifts installations in Singapore and highlights the key points of changes in the revisions.

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