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Webinar: Rope Safety

Date, time & venue

2022-10-26;6:30 - 8:00pm;Webinar via Zoom

Safety Specialist Committee (SSC) and Construction Industry Council (CIC)

Supporting Organization: Associate Members Committee (AMC)


Speakers :

Ir Kwok Li Lee, MBA, MEC, C Eng, MIMechE, MCIBSE, MHKIE, RPE, RLE, REE and REA

Ir Sai Wa Yip, MSc, BEng (Hons), CEng, MIET, MIMechE, MHKIE, RLE, REE and REA


Professional Background of the Speaker:

Ir KL Lee, having retired after over 30 years’ service in lift industry, he is continuing to serve this industry on part-time basis as the OSHC and HKUSPACE trainer, consultant and Professional Engineer in lift/escalator design, installation, maintenance, modernization, dismantling as well as project management.  Occasionally, Ir Lee serves as a professional engineer in checking, verifying and testing lifting appliances & gears, conducting energy efficient assessment and auditing services in respect of lighting, electrical, lifts & escalators and air-conditioning installations in buildings. 

Ir SW Yip, is now a Senior Construction Engineer (Lift & Escalator) of MTR. Over 30 years’ working experience in the lift industry, Ir Yip had participated into a numbers of mega projects like Sun Hung Kai Centre Double-deck Lifts Installation, Hysan Place and different MTR Lines and Extensions. His experience covers design, installation & maintenance of lifts and escalators.  Ir Yip had been appointed as a Chairman of RE/RC Sub-Group for reviewing New Lifts and Escalators Bill between 2010 and 2012.  He had also involved in professional training for Vocational Training Centre (VTC) and IMechE (HK branch) in lift and escalator technology between 1998 and 2012.  


Programme Highlights:  

Recent accident of rope failure in a musical performance draws engineers to focus on rope safety. The Webinar will review what local ordinances are governing the rope safety and how engineers are checking the hoisting ropes particular in lift installations where numerous passengers are concerned. With review of few past incidents due to rope failure in lift installations, causes of rope fatigue were identified and related to the suspension systems of lift installation and their maintenance to be discussed.

Coverage of Cap 618, Lifts and Escalators Ordinance, with rope fatigue, rust and corrosion and their safety measures will be discussed.


CPD Certificate

Electronic copy of CPD Certificate will be delivered to participants (who have attended for more than half of the session) within one month after the online forum conducted.

Registration: Priority will be given to members of HKIE SSC. Vacancy will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. The maximum number of participants is 500. For registration, please click https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvvO83azYFwpw71UbwLd87H_obQbVkYDbKoP7qaLS9Pv-Qtg/viewform?usp=sf_link. Successful members will be notified by an e-mail with a meeting link few days before the event. For ease of effective communication in the forum, we would be very grateful if you would enter your HKIE membership number and name (same as registration name) when joining the online session.


For enquiries, please contact Ir Harriet Chan (harriet.chan@gammonconstruction.com)





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