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Evacuation Equipment FAQs

What type of fire escape ladder is suitable for use with small children and pets?

To be able to carry small children and pets down an escape ladder, you would require a  child harness or pet harness.These harnesses are suitable for use with all the escape ladders.

The escape ladder that is most suitable for use with children, old enough to climb themselves, is the externally fixed Saffold ladder. If you would like a portable fire escape ladder suitable for children the X-IT ladder offers the most stability.

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