Don't compromise on lift safety

I was alarmed to read the report last Friday ("Woman hurt as lift shoots up and down").

The significance of a well-maintained lift cannot be dismissed, given Singapore's increasing population and the growing need for high-rise buildings.

With the recent string of injuries and casualties, the lift issue has been under the spotlight, and numerous questions have arisen.

Who is responsible for repairing the lifts?

What kind of maintenance has been done and is it good enough?

It is evident that more serious consideration has to be given to the condition of HDB lifts.

I am glad that the Building and Construction Authority has recognised the need to step up its audits of lifts, as well as implement changes in the law and regulations.

Residents of public housing estates would like to enjoy lifts that are in working order. Their safety should not be compromised.

Melber Ang Yu Xuan, 16 ,

Secondary 4 student

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 15, 2016, with the headline 'Don't compromise on lift safety'. Print Edition | Subscribe