13 july 2024
Half Day Talk on “Lift Systems Operational and Safety Features”


Date: Saturday, 13 July 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Venue: IEM (Southern Branch) Training Centre, 24B, Jalan Abiad, Taman Tebrau Jaya, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor.

Speaker: Ir. Assoc. Prof. Yahaya Ramli, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia




A lift or elevator system is a type of vertical transportation that moves people or goods between floors of multi-storey buildings or any industrial related applications. Lifts are typically powered by electric motors that drive traction cables and counterweight systems or pump hydraulic fluid to raise a cylindrical piston like a jack, in combination with certain rope arrangements. There are many types and version of lift systems to choose from for a wide range of applications including special needs or purposes. The installation and construction of lift systems are crucial to guaranteeing proper and efficient operation of lift services. Registration and maintenance aspects, as required by acts and standards, must be strictly followed for the safety and healthy aspects of any lift systems.


The installation and operation of lift systems are subject to the Factory and Machinery Act, 1967 (Act 139) and regulations, along with some other standards. Thus, understanding lift fundamentals, installation, selection, and the requirements of acts and regulations such as registration, maintenance, inspection, safety, and competent personnel are important to ensure safe, efficient, and reliable service of lift systems for residential and office buildings, as well as other related applications or special needs. Information and exposure from this talk are useful for lift installer, users, building owners, and facility maintenance and management personnel to secure the most reliable lift services.


The main objective of this technical talk/course is to provide some fundamental and practical aspects of lift systems regarding their construction and operational safety features for residential and office buildings. This talk will also introduce some basic guidelines, standard practices, and requirements for the registration of lifts, operational safety as implemented by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH/JKKP), Malaysia, to ensure the safety and health of lift operations for passengers and technical/service personnel. The talk is expected to provide effective understanding of lift systems for our young and practicing engineers to gain insight on the above topic.


The seminar is strictly limited to 30 participants only. Registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Kindly return the reply slip to the IEM (SB) office before 9 July 2024 together with a non-refundable cheque for the participant fees made payable to The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (Southern Branch). Alternatively, you could bank-in the participant fees into the Institution’s Maybank Current Account (No. 5-013920-15708), and to facsimile both the Bank-in and Reply Slips to the Institution. The Institution requests all members co-operation in ensuring fees are paid in advance to the seminar. Please also be reminded that fees will not be refunded to absent participants who have paid, and to also note that all reservations must be paid despite participant cancellations. Thank you for your continuous support of the Institution.


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