Hospital fires are not an uncommon occurrence, as one of our editors has learned having to evacuate his patients twice within just a few short months. As hospitals have become bigger and taller, the potential of dispersed people becoming trapped on different floors is only growing. Spider International, a small company out of London, UK, has developed a compact evacuation system that can rapidly bring people down to Earth on a steel cable.
The Spider Lifeline to Safety can save lives when staircases and fire exits have become impassable, or circumstances such as disability make using conventional exits impossible. It comes in to its own as a last resort and can save your life.
The ground-breaking device employs fall-arrest technology to lower people to safety down the exterior of a building using a harness and strengthened steel cable. The system allows users to descend at a regulated speed ensuring a quick exit to safety, at a pace that does not endanger the user or other people evacuating the building.
Spider Lifeline to Safety is suitable for use in all buildings providing safe exit from any height whether a two storey
house or a 50 storey office building. The device is capable of multiple evacuations, with adults able to carry their
children and a fast return of the harness to the evacuation point for immediate re-use.
The Spider Lifeline to Safety has been designed to work in all conditions and does not need any external power
source for operation. The Spider Lifeline to Safety has been rigorously tested and also includes an emergency
braking system as well as a double security mechanism for maximum safety.
Spider Lifeline product brochure…
Spider International homepage…
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