Most households have some form of fire prevention. You are likely to have fire extinguishers and possibly fire blankets. However, in some cases, a fire may get out of control and you will have to simply evacuate your house.
The difficulty comes when trying to escape from a higher floor in the house or the loft. For first and second floors, you may choose to use a fire escape ladder, or in order for you to evacuate from a Velux-style window, you’ll need a fire escape ladder for loft windows. These mean you do not have to jump from a height and risk injuring yourself or anyone else.
Why You Should Have a Ladder
In an emergency, you will need to get out of the house quickly. Unfortunately sometimes if a fire happens downstairs it could potentially block the exits. In this case, you may already be trapped where you are or need to go upstairs to find a way out.
Jumping out of an upstairs window is an option but you increase the risk of injuring yourself and others. Therefore, having a ladder to hand is a better option as it allows you to escape both quickly and safely.
What To Be Aware Of
The good thing about a loft fire escape ladder is that it can easily be attached to the wall under the window and is ready to unfurl when you need it. The ladder has been specifically designed for use with most of the loft window manufacturers; Velux being the most common.
The ladder is made from high-quality braided cord. This has been manufactured to be durable during an emergency escape while also being lightweight enough to unfurl quickly when required
The ladder is 27 feet long and so should cover the size of most houses. You can check this by measuring the height of the bottom of your window to the ground outside (27 feet should be more than enough to cover up to three storeys.
Many student houses have loft conversions. The unfortunate fact is emergency exits on upper floors may not be provided. For that reason, it is often worth investing in a safety ladder to protect your children and their fellow housemates.
There are various aspects of fire safety that people need to consider and it is important to have the right kind of equipment. However, on the most basic level, you should be able to get people out of the house quickly and safely.