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Drop Down Escape Ladder

Drop Down Escape Ladder


In an emergency, this permanently fixed ladder changes from a slim drainpipe like unit into a safe and sturdy means of escape. Just pull out the lock pin, the ladder folds out and transforms into an easy to use solid ladder.

Ladders should be fitted as close to escape window as possible. A connection kit including all drill bits, fixing kits, bolts and plugs are included with each ladder. Available with optional electromagnetic release.

Compliant to BS EN 131-2.
Maximum overall loading 450kg.


Standard Features

  • Colour matched to drain pipe
  • Release station at different heights
  • Removeable locking pins
  • Instant drop down
  • Manufactured from aluminium
  • Drill bits, fixing kits, bolts and plugs included
  • Any combination of set sizes can be accommodated
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Standard Sizes

Product RefHeight
DD11500 mm
DD21800 mm
DD32700 mm
Custom size

Optional Features

Optional Features

Outer Casing


White outer casing.

Key Lock


Secure key lock.

Powder coated hatches

Powder Coating

Powder coating to any standard RAL colour.

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Standard DropDown Ladder

Your specification

  • DD 1500mm
  • None specified

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Drop Down Ladder Specification

Standard Drop Down Ladder specification

Drop Down Ladder Installation

Fitting step 1

After unpacking, sections of ladder can be joined together for longer lengths.

Fitting step 2

Additional Rungs need to be added where two sections are joined.

Fitting step 3

Measure 400mm from the floor to bottom of ladder.

Fitting step 4

Measure the overall height of the ladder from your mark.

Fitting step 5

Drill a hole 60mm deep and fix an alignment bolt 50mm from the top of the ladder.

Fitting step 6

Support the ladder on the alignment bolt, this will allow the ladder to self plumb.

Fitting step 7

Punch the position of each wall bracket hole. Brackets can be moved on ladder if required.

Fitting step 8

Remove ladder and drill pilot holes 80mm deep with 8mm drill provided.

Fitting step 9

Enlarge holes with 12mm drill provided.

Fitting step 10

Fit wall plugs into holes.

Fitting step 11

Rehang ladder on alignment bolt.

Fitting step 12

Bolt ladder to wall.

Fitting step 7

Use spacers behind bracket on uneven walls.

Fitting step 8

Check drop down operation of the ladder.

Fitting step 9

Every release section is locked with a lock pin, which is pulled in an emergency.

The pins are out of reach of unauthorised access from the ground and are shaped specifically to avoid tampering.

Drop Down Ladder Instalation

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