Saffold fire escape ladders are discreet, compact and easy to use fold-out ladders that are permanently fitted. Quickly and simply opened, the Saffold ladder is perfect for evacuation in an emergency. The ladder is fixed to the external wall of a building and can be opened by an anti-tamper release pin located at the top. When not in use, the low-profile design of the ladder (only 74mm) and the locking pin at the top of the ladder deter potential vandals and prevent unauthorised use of the ladder from the bottom.
Unobtrusive slimline design provides a discreet, drainpipe look when the ladder is not in use
100% anodised aluminium construction and stainless steel fixings provide excellent weatherproof properties
Anti-slip rungs - concealed within the ladder's profile when closed, providing protection
Anti-tamper release pin located at the top of the ladder
Burglar proof – the ladder cannot be accessed from ground level
Supplied with photoluminescent sign providing clear identification of the escape point at each release station
15 year warranty
The ladder is made up of sections that are connected together on site
Maximum of 3 people per floor (max weight 100kg per person) can descend the ladder at the same time. Each rung contributes to the technical load-bearing capacity of the ladder.
Supplied with an easy to follow installation DVD and all required fixings
In an emergency this permanently installed fire escape ladder changes from a slimline, unobtrusive feature into a safe and sturdy fire escape ladder. The anti-tamper locking pins are designed for quick release during emergency situations but also provide protection by eliminating unauthorised access from ground level. Once the pin is released, the ladder is designed to unfold under its own weight creating a stable and structurally sound means of escape.
Installation of the Saffold Ladder
The Ladder is designed to be installed by competent person and comes complete with a helpful installation DVD, all the necessary fittings and 2 masonry drill bits. A copy of the Installation DVD is available for purchase so that you can decide if the Saffold ladder is suitable for your application. Installation of the Saffold ladder involves a general understanding of DIY and use of some basic tools. To help you asses if self installation will be possible the DVD should help make up your mind.
The ladder when opened must NOT touch the ground. This is important to avoid any rubble blocking the full opening of the ladder
Q. Can the Saffold escape ladder be produced in any length?
The ladders are made out of standard segments (1.5m, 1.8m and 2.7m) which can be combined to achieve the lengths required. The maximum length is 10m. Please keep in mind that the ladders are usually installed 40cm above ground level to allow the ladder to fully open up. If the ladder is a little too long for the application it can be shortened from the bottom by sawing off a length.
Q. Can we practice evacuations using the Saffold ladder?
Yes, as long as the ladder is installed next to a window that opens (one that does not have to be smashed to escape through it), the Saffold ladder can be used to practise a full evacuation. After the practice the Saffold ladder can be closed and re-secured in place with the anti-tamper pin.
Q. How do I know what length of Saffold ladder I require?
To calculate the length of your Saffold ladder please refer to the measurement instructions and then enter your required measurements into our calculator.
Q. What type of fire escape ladder is suitable for use with small children and pets?
To be able to carry small children and pets down an escape ladder you would require a child harness or pet harness. These harnesses are suitable for use with all the escape ladders. The escape ladder that is most suitable for use with small children is the externally fixed Saffold ladder. If you would like a portable fire escape ladder suitable for children the X-It ladder offers the most stability. The Amigo ladder is very easy to deploy for children and has strong, wide steps, which help to descend safely.
Q. Is the Saffold escape ladder suitable to be installed on listed buildings?
Yes, the Saffold ladder has been successfully installed onto listed buildings, both public and private. The ladder can also be powder coated in any RAL colour.