Electric lifts and escalators are composite devices, where a number of electrical and mechanical components act in tandem and supplement to maintain safety towards users. Failure in the said arrangement may lead to serious accident.

With a view to make statutory provisions to regulate the installation, maintenance and safe operation of lifts and escalators and machineries and apparatus pertaining thereto, the Government of Assam enacted the Assam Lifts and Escalators Act, 2006  and the Assam Lifts and Escalators Rules 2010 to ensure safety from use of lifts and escalators.