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I am a product design student currently undergoing the research phase of my final year project.

My design challenge is to come up with a new means of escape from burning buildings, an alternative solution to the designated fire exits which may be blocked or out of use. the product can be a retro-fit item or a product to be integrated into new building design.

At the moment i am still pretty open to which type of building to create this product for, is there any particular type of building where this product is most needed?

If anyone has any thoughts and opinions on this project i would love to hear them, and if you have any ideas of yourself which you think may be a possible solution.

Cheers, Jon.

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Hi Jon

We have been selling escape ladders for many years and the following points are condensing this experience. The main issues are:

- Speed of deployment (preferably permanently fitted to speed up escape)

- As small as possible, as people do not want to see ladders etc

- If there are rungs, these must allow safe foothold, so you need distance pieces to keep the rungs of the wall

- Tangle-free

If you want to see a large selection of escape ladders, you are welcome to visit us.


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