The traditional emergency staircase is the safest and most accepted escape route. In practice, an evacuation ladder can be a substitute solution for the exit of fires when there is not enough space, the budget is limited, the aesthetics of the building is very valuable to be altered, or for cases in which multiple are recommended escape routes
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The stairs are good solutions for some cases, for example:
- Lack of space: Traditional emergency stairs are a robust option and there is not always space available for construction.
- Aesthetics: For buildings with aesthetic or historical value, planning regulations do not always allow the installation of external stairs.
- Compartment design: On some occasions, it is better to provide multiple escape routes. For example, you can choose to have a fire escape ladder and two additional stairs at other corners of the building.
- Cost: An evacuation ladder is much cheaper than a traditional fire escape ladder/exit. There are situations where an escape ladder can be economically justified more easily than traditional emergency exit stairs. To evacuate a small number of people, a JOMY evacuation ladder remains a good and reliable option.
Evacuation stairs as an alternative option to the traditional route for fire evacuation.
Press: “Evacuation ladder saves dozens of lives!” When choosing between evacuation stairs and traditional stairs, you can consider the following factors that are commonly used:
- A limited number of people: On some occasions, the number of people who must evacuate by an evacuation ladder is limited to only 10.
- Low building: In some cases, the number of floors for which an evacuation ladder will be used is limited to 3 or 5. In many situations, the evacuation ladder will allow the evacuation of the upper floors to the roof.
- People with good mobility: These stairs are not recommended for the evacuation of children, elderly people or people with limited mobility.
- User familiarity with the ladder: It would be very advantageous for users to know the ladder and practice evacuation in advance so that they become familiar with the process. This is why an evacuation ladder is more acceptable in a small office than in a small museum where there are always new visitors.
- Although fire departments and installers such as JOMY recommend stairs for fire evacuation, stairs represent approximately 75% of all evacuation routes in existing buildings.
Design criteria of our evacuation stairs
Our JOMY permanent stairs follow a general design based on three important parameters:
- Dimensions: Width of the steps, the distance between the posts of the ladder, standard inclinations, the number of emergency stairs to be provided.
- Material : Galvanized steel, aluminum, stainless steel; other little used materials.
- Available Options: Counterbalanced, with safety cage, with a fall arrest system, access to the balcony.
Stairs with cage for better security?
Review of the arguments for and against the use of stairs with a fixed ring for added security. Studies have shown that ladders with safety cages may not provide a positive fall arrest capability, but general requirements are not available.
- The standards for access and service stairs require a cage from 3 m high ( except for stairs with lifeline ).
- The cage provides a psychological sense of protection, thus preventing vertigo.
- In case of fire, the cage could be an obstacle.
- A person in a state of panic could block the ladder.
- The ladder cannot be used with a child or with a back injury.
- The ladder is difficult for firefighters to carry their equipment on their backs.
Suggested options for your exit ladder to improve fire safety
JOMY permanent stairs offer a wide variety of options to adapt to almost all the requirements of different projects:
- Stairs with cages, full hoop, 3/4 hoop or 1/2 hoop
- Stairs with rest break according to standards with folding landings and changeable stair parts
- Extensions for the access ladder, telescopic handrails, horizontal access for balconies, upper balconies with steps or steps to cross the edges of the roof, custom landings, etc.
- Anti-theft ladders with sliding section underweighted and access door with padlock or security bar
- Many options for installing stairs, parallel or perpendicular to the wall
- At a distance from the wall, from 1m to 1m