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Course Overview

Lifts and escalators are essential mobility installations of a building that must operate safely and reliably. Today’s regulatory regime requires passenger lifts to be maintained regularly and to undergo inspection, after which, lift owners must apply to the Building & Construction Authority (BCA) for a permit to operate the lift. This course covers lift and escalator inspection and audit; maintenance; testing; commissioning; as well as the operation of lifts and escalators and their components. Jointly offered by the IES Academy and Temasek Polytechnic, this is one of the endorsed courses under the Progressive Wage Model for the lift & escalator industry and it is required to qualify as a BCA-recognised lift & escalator inspector.

The course aims to equip participants with the following knowledge:


  • Regulatory framework on lifts and escalators 

  • Types of mobility equipment installed in buildings 

  • Installation/ operation/ function/ maintenance of major lift components 

  • Various operations systems of lifts 

  • Installation/ operation/ function/ maintenance of escalator major components 

  • Pre-inspection requirement & procedures 

  • Site audit/ inspection works 

  • Lift maintenance, inspections, functional testing and commissioning 

  • Escalator maintenance, inspections, functional testing and commissioning 

Application/Entry Requirement

  Diploma Graduate PE
1) Qualification
  • Local Diploma in Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering 

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering /Mechanical Engineering not recognised by PEB

  • Local Degree in Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
  • Professional Engineers Certificate in (Mech) 

  • Professional Engineers Certificate in (Elect)

2) Years of Lift & Escalator Experience

(In Installation, Testing/Commissioning or annual inspection works)

≥ 6 years ≥ 3 years  NA

Who Should Attend

  • Professional Engineers in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering discipline

  • 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 discipline.


Attendance in this course will be considered as ONE OF THE REQUIREMENTS for registration as Lift and Escalator Inspector with the registry

What You'll Learn

This is a 4-day course which consists of 2-day theory and 2-day practical class.


Day 1 (Theory)

  • Course Briefing & Overview of regulatory framework on lifts and escalator
  • Types of Buildings' Mobility Equipment (Lift and Escalator)
  • Installation / Operation / Function / Maintenance of lift major components


Day 2 (Theory)

  • Various operations systems of lifts
  • Installation / Operation / Function / Maintenance of escalator major components
  • Documentation review
  • Pre-inspection requirements & procedures
  • Site audit /inspection works


Day 3 (Practical)

  • Lift Maintenance, inspections, functional testing and commissioning


Day 4 (Practical)

  • Lift Maintenance, Inspections, functional testing and commissioning (continuation of Day 3)
  • Escalator Maintenance, Inspections, functional testing and commissioning





There will be an assessment at the end of the course and participants will be awarded with a Certificate of Accomplishment upon passing the assessment and upon meeting 75% of the required course attendance.

Course Schedule

Intake Info Application Closing Date Course Duration

To be advised


4 days

(9 AM – 5 PM)


Registration may be closed earlier due to overwhelming response.


Application Procedures


Click on the Apply button above to submit your application online. Steps to follow in your application:

Step 1 - Enter NRIC/ Passport No.
Step 2 - Select ZK8 and course commencement date.
Step 3 - Enter personal, qualification, employment and sponsoring details (if applicable).
Step 4  (if applicable) - Select, rank your preference for the selected subject(s) and indicate the number of subject(s) you wish to take. Please note that the subject start date(s) denotes the semester start date.
Step 5 - Make declaration and submit online application.

Course Fees

Fee Type Item Total Fees (w GST)
Full Course Fee S$2,500.00
NSA Funding N/A
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 years old / Singapore Permanent Residents S$750.00

Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above / 

SME-Company sponsored Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents


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Course Contact

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    8.30am – 5.30pm (Fri)

    Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

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  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy

    Temasek Polytechnic

    East Wing Block 1A,

    Level 3, Unit 81

    21 Tampines Avenue 1,

    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel a course with low enrolment.

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