Apart from having fire exits, fire extinguishers in place, having emergency fire escape ladders come in as a handy and affordable safety option for small commercial and residential spaces. Just the way you check for the pros and cons of any product before buying, look for these specifications before purchasing and installing a fire safety ladder in your office premises or at home.
Here’s a simple read-before-you-buy guide for all you responsible and concerned citizens out there.
You might’ve heard this many times that one should never play with the elements of nature or as a kid your mum might’ve asked you to refrain from messing around fire. Fire safety is and should be a prime concern for any and everyone. With development paving its way in India, the landscape of our modern cities is slowly changing from 2-3 storied buildings, small villas to breathtaking sky-scrapers. Even with the regulations in place, 42% of deaths in the year 2017 were caused due to accidental fire in commercial and residential buildings. In case a fire breaks out in your vicinity and before the fire-fighters reach the spot, the only things that can help you save your life is your presence of mind and a high quality and sturdy fire escape ladder. Let’s take a look at features you need to check before buying and installing a safety ladder.
Spare some time reading the product specifications:
Reading or going through the product specifications and features not only helps in having a clear understanding about the product but also ascertains the buyer whether or not his/her requirement is fulfilled or whether the product meets their set expectation. As mentioned above an escape ladder is one of the basic measures one can opt for in case of an emergency. So, the product you’re looking for should not only be tensile and sturdy but also a durable one. Check for the materials used, it’s dimensions, the size and the weight it can handle, in-box contents, etc. You may also check for the product style if you want it to have an aesthetic appeal.
Dimensions and weight of the product plays a decisive role:
Dimension of a product solely depends on the size of the building. You cannot install a baby ladder on a high rise building. There are multiple products with varying size and dimensions available both online and offline. Make sure the weight of the ladder isn’t too much that would make the installation process a tough grind. At the same time it shouldn’t be too less that it wobble’s in mid-air. Prefer products that can be directly installed without much of assembling and hassle and choose the one which checks all the boxes right.
The value of the product also depends Warranty and Guarantee at offer:
While buying such safety equipment, make sure you don’t spend a fortune on its maintenance and service. Ideally, one should go for a product which offers maximum guarantee and warranty. Check whether the company/dealer is offering an extended warranty as an add-on and that too at a reasonable price. Now, who wishes to spend a ton on such things?
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