Shanghai Safety Survey Results

Published on 2011-04-01

British Chamber members' responses to the Shanghai Municipal Government's "Shanghai Safety Survey" indicate that they generally feel safe living in Shanghai.

In light of safety concerns raised following the Jiaozhou Lu apartment fire, the Shanghai Municipal Government drafted the Shanghai Safety Survey, which was circulated to a variety of companies and organisations throughout Shanghai, including the Chambers.

Out of the 125 British Chamber members who replied to the survey, 96.8% stated that they felt generally safe living and working in Shanghai. Member's primary safety concerns related to air and water pollution, food safety and, above all, street and transportation safety.

A total of 76 respondents offered additional comments and suggestions, the majority of which cited improved enforcement of established regulations and improved education and training as key factors in improving safety in Shanghai. We extend a thanks to all members that participated in this survey.