China lay emphasis on the safety of high-rises
The Chinese Ministry of Public Security has issued a draft regulation on fire safety for high-rise buildings and for public consultation.
According to the draft, Shopping malls are banned from setting up on the third basement or below in high-rise buildings, and entertainment places should not be established in the second basement or below.
The draft mentioned, activity rooms for children in high-rise buildings should be established on the first to the third floor with separated emergency staircases and exits.
The draft stipulated that fire drills should be held at least once every half year in buildings with a height of 100 meters.
The draft also mentioned that the fire drill should be conducted at least once in six months in building over 100 meters.
According to the ministry, China has a total of 619,000 high-rise buildings of which 6,457 are super-high buildings above 100 meters.
February 21, 2019