After several years of development Safelincs has received design rights recognition for its new escape ladder system in new homes. The new escape ladder is hidden in the space below a window cill and can be deployed in seconds. Several housing associations have expressed an interest in the product. The new escape system will be for sale shortly.
Ken Ralph, the lead developer and a former technical director for an automotive company stated: ‘This project started a few years ago and was presented to one of the Dragon’s Den teams. It since developed to a fire escape solution which might well develop into the standard escape solution for residential housing’
We are inviting expressions of interest from architects and developers, housing associations and councils. Viewings can be booked by contacting Safelincs.
For an overview of all our escape ladders, visit our fire escape ladder section.
Following the granting of the design rights earlier in the year, Safelincs has now moved to the pre-production tooling stage for the new Safelincs Cavity Fire Escape Ladder, which is designed to fit in the inner leaf of newbuild homes. The ladder and all its elements are completely hidden from view and can be deployed in less time than traditional portable fire escape ladders. The next step is to go through the necessary safety certification as required for the building industry. One building company has already agreed to install these ladders in a number of their homes for final field trials.
Safelincs has been granted design rights by the UK Patent Office for a new, ground-breaking design of fire escape ladder located in the wall and cavity of new-built homes. This fire escape ladder is totally hidden from sight, is accessible within seconds and can be deployed easily, even by children. The ladder should be available by the end of the 4th quarter 2008