New fold-out fire escape ladder – made in the UK

Safelincs has launched a new fold-out fire escape ladder for private and commercial use. The Saffold escape ladder is fitted to the outside of a building and, when not in use, folds into a neat, drainpipe-like fixture. This appearance makes it unobtrusive to the eye, while unauthorised access is prevented with a pin situated at the top of the ladder, locking it in position.

The Saffold fold-out ladderThe ladder design is based on the successful Modum fire escape ladder with a number of improved or new features. All man-made fibre components have now been replaced with stainless steel and the rungs and extension handles have been re-designed, making them easier and safer to use.

The same 15 year warranty applies and the new Saffold segments can be added to existing Modum installations. The Saffold ladder is supplied in modular segments, which can be connected to a maximum 10m in length.

We are particularly pleased to manufacture the Saffold ladder in the UK, proving that quality and competitiveness are not mutually exclusive.

The new fold-out ladder can also be used as an access ladder for flat roofs or engineering platforms.

Order for UNICEF, Senegal

UNICEF, the United Nation’s advocate for children, is represented in 190 countries around the world. They carry out crucial work in eradicating child diseases such as Polio and are trying to stop female genital cutting in countries such as Senegal. Their international representations have of course to be protected against fire risk. This week we supplied a number of Modum fire escape ladders to UNICEF in Senegal to allow safe exit from buildings in an emergency.

Wherever our customers are, we will meet even your most difficult shipping requirements and product requests. We have a dedicated member of staff to organise your international shipments and dangerous goods allowing us to meet your requirements quickly.

Should you have any queries with regards to international shipments, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Free Fire Safety Logbook from Safelincs

Safelincs is aware that in the current economical times, the purchasing of fire alarm tests records, emergency lighting test logbooks etc, is not at the top of the list. That is why we have made a FREE downloadable log book.

The Logbook includes fire safety advice in fire prevention, fire escape, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, emergency lighting and general fire precautions.

Visit www.safelincs.co.uk/fire-safety-logbook to take advantage now!

Sellafield buys Safelincs Fire Escape Chutes

The nuclear fuel processing plant in Sellafield is placing an order for three large Thoms fire escape chutes with Safelincs. Following long consultations and a visit to the manufacturer in Germany, the company has decided that the Thoms Chutes are best suited in the harsh environment of the plant and that Thoms is able to carry out the installation in the radio-active environment professionally. Thoms has already installed chutes in German nuclear power stations.

Safelincs Ltd is the sole importer and distributor of the Thoms escape chute in the UK and Ireland.

Safelincs Italy recently installed a number of Thoms escape chutes for an Italian car manufacturer and for the Roman fire brigades

Development Status of new Cavity Fire Escape Ladder

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.