There are around 1100 house fires a week in the UK and many occur during the night. Hopefully, you have working smoke alarms (as they only cost from around £4) to alert you and your family but what if the fire blocks your main escape route?
It only takes 3 minutes for a fire to engulf a whole room and 10 minutes to engulf the whole house so, do you have a fire escape plan for the family?
Unfortunately, most do not, but one of the most simple plans is to plan your escape with a fire escape ladder in every habitable bedroom. Nowadays, these are compact enough to store under a bed or in a wardrobe/cupboard and, if the time comes to use one, it hooks over the window sill and you can climb to safety.
But in the panic of the situation, what about young children? How will they escape down a ladder without holding up everyone else? You need two hands to hold on as you climb down so can’t carry a toddler.
So, how can I use a ladder when I have to carry a child? We have been asked this too many times, so we have devised a special harness that allows you to safely secure a child to your front to allow you to use two hands when climbing down the ladder.
The harness is very, very strong. It can hold a child up to 60lbs (27kg) and is made from polypropylene webbing, the same durable material that is used in professional harnesses. It is reusable and the straps are colour coded for simple fitting. When speed is of the essence you need something you can use without thinking (please test and adjust the size of the harness before an emergency actually happens).