Elevator emergency platform raised in legislative session

Hu Min
City- or district-level platforms can lift the elevator emergency handling capabilities of Shanghai, improve response speed and regulate the market, according to advisers.
Hu Min

Three political advisers called for district- or city-level emergency platforms to ensure timely responses to elevator accidents in a recent legislative proposal. 

The platform would rely on information technologies such as Internet of Things, cloud computing, mobile Internet and GPS and involve the management of elevator use, maintenance, emergency rescue, inspection, supervision and complaints, the proposal said. 

Elevator safety managers should respond immediately once accidents happen, and report each case via the platform. 

The rescue function of the platform should have a three-tier response forces, involving elevator operation and maintenance companies, supervision and management authorities and social forces, the proposal said.

In northeast China's Liaoning Province, such a platform has already been launched and plays an important role in elevator rescues, the proposal said. 

It covers 158,030 elevators in 14 cities, and received 2,154 alerts last year. The arrival time of rescue workers was 17.4 minutes on average, compared with the national standard of 30 minutes, according to the proposal.

Elevator emergency platforms can lift the elevator emergency handling capabilities of the city, improve response speed and regulate the market, the proposal said. 

It will also make elevator safety management information more transparent and open, the proposal said. 

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