This Axel Thoms Underfloor Escape Chute version allows rapid escape from walkways and scaffolds in the case of fire or any other emergency. The evacuation chute is fitted in the floor of a walkway or in scaffold boarding and is covered with a lid when not in use. When used on construction sites, the length of the chute can be easily adapted to the height of the scaffolding at each stage of construction by activating different opening points along the chute.
The chute contains an internal spiral, offering safe descent at a controlled speed. It is easily deployed in seconds. The Axel Thoms Underfloor Escape Chute is available from 4 to 120 metres height above ground.
The Axel Thoms Underfloor Escape Chute is manufactured in Germany with fire-retardant fabrics and high-strength, load-bearing belts to allow a load of 14,500kg to ensure the safety of users when escaping, for example, from fires. The chute is TÜV Certified and guaranteed for 15 years when serviced annually by our specialist engineers.
Comprehensive package including FREE site survey, nationwide delivery, installation and testing of your EvacChute
Below are a selection of images showing the Axel Thoms Underfloor Escape Chute installed in various locations around the world.
The Base Frame is specially constructed and bespoke for each installation, determined by the free site survey, securely anchoring the Axel Thoms Underfloor Escape Chute to the structure of your building. For underfloor installation the Base Frame also takes the roll of the Entrance Frame.
To help prevent further panic in an emergency the Entrance Frame is totally enclosed by a visual cover which, combined with the inner spiral design, does not allow users to realise the actual height they are evacuating from.
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Underneath the protective outer layer a 5 specially designed load-bearing belts, providing the core strength of the EvacChute. Due to the design and construction of the EvacChute, centred around these belts, loads of 14,500kg are easily supported allowing multiple people to evacuate at the same time without worry.
The Protective Outer Layer of the Axel Thoms Underfloor Escape Chute is constructed from DIN 4102 class B1 flame-retardant fabric as standard but can optionally be upgraded to non-flammable DIN 4102 class A2 material for extra protection during evacuation.
Closely related to BS 476, DIN 4102 is a German standard for the testing of passive fire protection systems, or their component materials, for the degree of flammability and combustibility. The results of testing that complies with DIN 4102 are split into 5 categories: B3 to B1 followed by A2 and A1, with B3 being the most flammable and A1 being the least.
The inside of an Axel Thoms Underfloor Escape Chute features a spiral structure at a specific angle and made from specially chosen material to provide an average descent speed of 2m/s. Children, disabled persons, pregnant women, and even unconscious persons can use an Axel Thoms Underfloor Escape Chute as neither technique nor weight will have a significant impact on the speed of descent.
Due to the life-saving nature of the Axel Thoms Underfloor Escape Chute every purchase requires a free site survey, every component is manufactured to the highest standards, and every system is installed and maintained annually by our specialist engineers. Axel Thoms Underfloor Escape Chute are so confident in their product that all systems are guaranteed for a full 15 years.
At the bottom of the Axel Thoms Underfloor Escape Chute is an Exit Capsule, designed to provide further stability to the Axel Thoms Underfloor Escape Chute and help ensure correct deployment. The Exit Capsule allows for a safer termination of descent than landing directly onto the floor, which may be dangerous due to debris or other hazards caused by the emergency, while the Holding Handles and wide hatch ensure all occupants can quickly and smoothly exit the EvacChute.
Standard Flame-Retardant, 5 metres: THCHUTEU5
Standard Flame-Retardant, 10 metres: THCHUTEU10
Standard Flame-Retardant, 15 metres: THCHUTEU15
Standard Flame-Retardant, 20 metres: THCHUTEU20
Standard Flame-Retardant, 25 metres: THCHUTEU25
Standard Flame-Retardant, 30 metres: THCHUTEU30
Standard Flame-Retardant, 35 metres: THCHUTEU35
Standard Flame-Retardant, 40 metres: THCHUTEU40
Standard Flame-Retardant, 45 metres: THCHUTEU45
Standard Flame-Retardant, 50 metres: THCHUTEU50
Standard Flame-Retardant, 55 metres: THCHUTEU55
Standard Flame-Retardant, 60 metres: THCHUTEU60
Standard Flame-Retardant, 65 metres: THCHUTEU65
Standard Flame-Retardant, 70 metres: THCHUTEU70
Standard Flame-Retardant, 75 metres: THCHUTEU75
Standard Flame-Retardant, 80 metres: THCHUTEU80
Standard Flame-Retardant, 85 metres: THCHUTEU85
Standard Flame-Retardant, 90 metres: THCHUTEU90
Standard Flame-Retardant, 95 metres: THCHUTEU95
Standard Flame-Retardant, 100 metres: THCHUTEU100
Standard Flame-Retardant, 105 metres: THCHUTEU105
Standard Flame-Retardant, 110 metres: THCHUTEU110
Standard Flame-Retardant, 115 metres: THCHUTEU115
Standard Flame-Retardant, 120 metres: THCHUTEU120
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 5 metres: THCHUTEUD5
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 10 metres: THCHUTEUD10
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 15 metres: THCHUTEUD15
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 20 metres: THCHUTEUD20
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 25 metres: THCHUTEUD25
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 30 metres: THCHUTEUD30
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 35 metres: THCHUTEUD35
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 40 metres: THCHUTEUD40
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 45 metres: THCHUTEUD45
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 50 metres: THCHUTEUD50
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 55 metres: THCHUTEUD55
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 60 metres: THCHUTEUD60
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 65 metres: THCHUTEUD65
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 70 metres: THCHUTEUD70
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 75 metres: THCHUTEUD75
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 80 metres: THCHUTEUD80
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 85 metres: THCHUTEUD85
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 90 metres: THCHUTEUD90
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 95 metres: THCHUTEUD95
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 100 metres: THCHUTEUD100
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 105 metres: THCHUTEUD105
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 110 metres: THCHUTEUD110
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 115 metres: THCHUTEUD115
DIN4102 A2 Non-Flammable, 120 metres: THCHUTEUD120
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5x load-bearing belts
smooth fabric spiral
Entrance frame with handholds
2x operation instructions
1x testing log book
Stainless steel mounting fixtures
1m - 120m from ground level
15 years (with annual maintenance)
Underfloor (external walkways)
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15 years (subject to annual maintenance)