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DD Drop Down Escape Ladder

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In an emergency this permanently fixed ladder changes from a slim drainpipe like unit into a safe and sturdy means of escape. Just pull out the lock pin, the ladder folds out and transforms into and easy to use solid ladder.

* Colour matched to drain pipe
* Emergency vertical ladder escape
* Release station at different heights
* Removeable locking pins
* Instant drop down

Ladder to be fitted as close to escape window as possible.

Maximum overall loading 450kg.


Suitable for different building heights; each storey can have it's own release station and lock pin which allows the section below to be opened. In the case of a three storey building the person on the top floor can release the entire ladder while the person on the first floor can release just the section below them.

Drop down ladder diagram *

Ladder can be secured using a key lock if required.

Lock pin

Suitable for different height buildings; each storey can have its own release station and lock pin, which allows the section below to be opened. In the case of a three storey building the person at the top floor can release the entire ladder while the person at the first floor can release just the section below them.

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Drop Down Ladder Installation

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After unpacking, sections of ladder can be joined together for longer lengths. Additional Rungs need to be added where two sections are joined. Measure 400mm from the floor to bottom of ladder. Measure the overall height of the ladder from your mark.
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Drill a hole 60mm deep and fix an alignment bolt 50mm from the top of the ladder. Support the ladder on the alignment bolt, this will allow the ladder to self plumb. Punch the position of each wall braket hole. Brackets can be moved on ladder if required. Remove ladder and drill pilot holes 80mm deep with 8mm drill provided.
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Enlarge holes with 12mm drill provided. Fit wall plugs into holes. Rehang ladder on alignment bolt Bolt ladder to wall.
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Use spacers behind bracket on uneven walls. Check drop down operation of the ladder. Every release section is locked with a lock pin, which is pulled in an emergency.
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Surespan Limited
Leamore Close,
Leamore Enterprise Park,
Walsall, West Midlands,
WS2 7NL, England

Telephone: +44 (0)1922 711185
Fax: +44 (0)1922 714099
E-mail: sales@surespancovers.com

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Registered in England No. 2432359

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