The procedures for installing elevators in old communities are expected to be simplified
I had to rest twice when I went upstairs, and I used a stretcher to carry the patient downstairs, but I couldn’t turn around. The height of the floor is a “pain” for many elderly people, and the installation of an elevator has become the biggest wish. As early as December last year, Henan Business Daily paid attention to this matter. At that time, statistics showed that at least 10,000 residential buildings in Zhengzhou needed to install elevators, but only 3 residential buildings were installed.
To solve this problem, yesterday, Zhengzhou Urban and Rural Planning Bureau held a press conference to encourage residential buildings to install elevators that can accommodate stretchers.
Encourage residential buildings to be installed
Elevator that can accommodate stretchers
According to the minutes of the meeting on August 13, it is agreed in principle that residential buildings with 7 floors and above, or new residential buildings whose entrance floor is more than 16 meters above the design ground, should be equipped with a stretcher for each unit. elevator.
For newly constructed dwellings on the 12th to 18th floors, each unit is encouraged to have more than two elevators, one of which should be a stretcher-accommodating elevator. If an elevator is provided, an elevator capable of accommodating stretchers shall be provided.
For residential buildings with 19 floors and above, each unit shall be provided with at least two elevators, one of which shall be an elevator capable of accommodating stretchers. In addition, if some citizens want to install elevators in existing residences, Zhengzhou Urban and Rural Planning Bureau said that on the basis of meeting the requirements of relevant regulations such as fire safety, they will simplify procedures to support them.
It is common for stretchers to not get into elevators
Yesterday afternoon, a reporter from Henan Commercial Daily visited and found that the stretcher could not enter the elevator, which is not an isolated phenomenon.
There are two elevators in each unit of a 30-story residential building in a community near the intersection of Ruhe Road on Gongong Road. "Don't talk about stretchers, it is very troublesome for wheelchairs to enter the elevator." said the owner, Ms. Fu.
The lack of space also exists in a community on Tongbai Road. Mr. Zhu, a citizen who lives near the first intersection of Agricultural Road, said that there are more than 30 households on the first floor, sharing 3 elevators, and the elevator space is very small and cannot accommodate stretchers to enter.
In addition, some citizens questioned: Is the "freight elevator" of a residential building just to take on this role?
It is not so simple to install elevators in existing houses
For citizens who live in old communities and want to install elevators, yesterday's news briefing is undoubtedly good news. But the analysis of the relevant person in charge is not so simple.
To install an elevator in an existing residence, first of all, it is necessary to determine the installation location, in addition to ensure fire safety, and finally to solve the installation cost. The person in charge said that a unit consists of multiple owners and needs to be in the interests of each owner. Although the planning is in place and the safety meets the requirements, the post-maintenance problem also needs to be solved urgently. Who is responsible for the safety problems of self-installed elevators?
Install elevators that can accommodate stretchers
is expected to become mandatory
The relevant person in charge of the Zhengzhou Urban and Rural Planning Bureau said that although there are relevant regulations, they have not strictly regulated the size specifications of elevators.
It is reported that although the "Residential Design Code" jointly issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China requires residential buildings with 12 floors and above, there should be no less than two elevators in each building, and one of them should be able to accommodate stretchers.
However, as early as 1999, the State Bureau of Technical Supervision and the Ministry of Construction jointly issued this "standard".
It is understood that the content at that time was "It should be equipped with an elevator that can accommodate stretchers". According to media reports, this regulation is hardly implemented in reality, and the reason lies in the "should be configured" rather than "should be configured".
In this regard, the relevant person in charge of the Zhengzhou Urban and Rural Planning Bureau said at the press conference that at present, there are more and more high-rise buildings in Zhengzhou, and the aging society is gradually entering. Therefore, they will install "residential buildings that can accommodate The requirement of "elevator for stretchers" is added to the "Technical Regulations on Urban Construction Planning and Management of Zhengzhou City", and the reference standards and scope of elevators that can accommodate stretchers are formulated, and supervision and punishment measures are formulated to promote the advancement of this measure of benefiting the people.
Practices in other provinces
Since January 1 this year, the "Technical Regulations for the Addition and Reconstruction of Elevators in Existing Buildings in Sichuan Province" has been implemented. It is reported that this provision is the first of its kind in the country.
In May of this year, the Fujian Provincial Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development issued new regulations, specifying that starting from July 1, each unit of 12-story and above residential buildings in Fujian Province should be equipped with an elevator that can accommodate a stretcher.