Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Lift, Escalator and Building Maintenance) Regulations 2016

Circular from BCA on 25 July 16 – Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Lift, Escalator and Building Maintenance) Regulations 2016

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SPNG Consultants’ comments:

This circular is to inform on the amendments to the Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Lift and Building Maintenance) Regulations 2005. It is renamed to Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Lift, Escalator and Building Mainenance ) Regulations 2016. 

It includes the new requirement to apply to BCA for a Permit to Operate (“PTO”) by the owner before he can operate the lift/escalator. The application of PTO comes with the following:

(a) A completed PTO application form;
(b) A certificate from the AE that the lift/escalator is in a fit condition for operation; and
(c) Relevant application fee.

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