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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 

Entry Requirements

  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



The entry requirement is compulsory for participants who wished to register for Lift & Escalator Inspector accreditation under IES/ACES Registry. There will be a separate registration examination set by JAC to be taken upon completion of this 4-day course, for those who wish to register as Lift & Escalator Inspector.


An applicant who does not meet the entry requirement can attend the course for knowledge purposes.

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 the mechanical or electrical engineering discipline.

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/Apply

Intake Info Application Closing Date Course Duration

To be advised


4 days

9.00am - 5.00pm


Registration may be closed earlier due to overwhelming response.


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View the application guide here.


Please write in to tsa_shortcourse@tp.edu.sg to be included in the course waitlist for future intakes.

Course Fees

Fee Type Item Course Fees
(w GST)
Full Course Fee S$2,568.00
Singapore Permanent Residents S$770.40
Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below S$770.40
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above S$290.40
SME company-sponsored Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents S$290.40

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