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ResQLadder Step Stools & Ladders
Every building should have adequate escape routes for the inhabitants in case of fire or other emergencies. ResQLadder and other brands have multiple styles of escape ladders for home and office buildings. Shop the large selection at Staples to find the right one for a safe exit from your building.
Benefits of ResQLadder Escape Ladders If there's a fire or other emergency inside a building, sometimes the only escape route is through a window. This is difficult for anything higher than the first story without built-in fire escapes. This company makes escape ladders that create a safe egress from high windows so people can exit without risking fire or structurally unsound parts of the building. They usually hook over the windowsill and drape down to the ground. The hooks and steps are made of a durable, lightweight steel with heavy-duty chains between the steps. Some styles feature an anti-slip coating on the steps and/or plastic sleeves on the chains for comfort. Most models fold up for easy portability and storage under a bed or in a closet.
How to Determine the Best Escape Ladder When purchasing this type of ladder, one of the most important considerations is the overall length. It must be long enough to get you safely from the window to the ground. Options for second-story windows are generally between 12 feet and 15 feet long. There are also models for windows in higher floors of commercial or multi-family residential buildings. Most brands add 10 feet to the ladder for each additional story. A four-story model is usually about 35 feet long. It's also important to ensure that the hooks will fit on the building's window sills. Most have hooks to fit sills up to 10 inches wide.
Can Escape Ladders be Used in Non-Emergency Situations? These ladders are specially designed for use in emergency situations and aren't recommended for any other use. It is smart to practice with them during routine safety drills so everyone knows how to deploy and access them safely.
Are There Escape Ladders for Basement Windows? It's essential to have egress routes from below-grade windows as well as those on upper floors. Most basement escape ladders are solid rather than foldable, designed for permanent installation in basement window wells rather than emergency deployment. There are usually between three and five steps depending on the overall height.
Do Escape Ladders Require Assembly Before Use? It depends on the type. Portable folding models for escape from upper story windows require no assembly before use. With most basement window versions, you should install them with permanent mounting hardware so they're ready in case of emergency.
Are Ladders Safe for Children and Adults? People of all ages can use them safely. Weight ratings on most brands are at least 1,000 pounds distributed over multiple steps so several people can use it at once. This makes it easy for parents and emergency personnel to help small children or others who require assistance. Staples' has a wide variety of escape ladders so you can find right size and style for your home or office building.