The Fibrelight Emergency Ladder is a strong durable device used globally on cruise liners, merchant ships, offshore support vessels, naval ships and super yachts.
It has been designed for use by a single person: it can be deployed in less than a minute as it is both lightweight and easy to use.
The ladder is a standard width of 600mm and is produced in lengths of 2 – 30metres.
The ladder contains no metal or mechanical moving parts and as such requires no maintenance other than visual inspections.
A 30-metre ladder weighs less than 30 kilograms.
With a natural step action the double rung ladder is faster to climb, easier to use and safer to descend than single rung ladders and other competitor products.
- SOLAS approved
- MCA accepted
- No annual servicing required
- 3 years manufacturers warranty
The Fibrelight Emergency Ladders are constructed using carbon fibre rods enclosed in flanged tubular webbing which together create an incredibly strong structure. The ladders exceed the ISO 799 strength test, part of the SOLAS approval programme, which requires successive rungs to be loaded to over 900kgs and sustained for one minute without failure. The Fibrelight Emergency Ladder has been successfully tested for thermal ageing, weathering, UV light and oil resistance.
- Diameter: 600mm
- Lengths*: 2m up to 30m
- Weight: 0.9 kg per metre
- Safe working load is 600 kgs
*The recommended length for a Fibrelight Emergency Ladder is the Freeboard height of the vessel plus 20% to allow for listing.
SOLAS Chapter III, 31.1.4 & MSC.1/Circ. 1243 requires that all cargo ships with more than 100m from stem or stern to the closest survival craft is required to carry remote life rafts and a means of disembarkation enabling descent to the water in a controlled manner. The use of a knotted rope is no longer approved.
Patents / Certificates:
UK Patent GB2451127
European Patent 2178743
US Patent 8905803
Certificate of Design Registration (IPO) 4028065
SOLAS Certificate number SAS S120038
The following additional extras are offered for sale separately:
- ATTACHMENT SLING: to convert the ladder from 3-point linkage to 2 or 1-point linkage
- STAND OFF’S: to create space between the ladder and the side of the vessel
- BALLAST RUNGS: to offer stability in strong winds
- SPREADER BAR: to offer the ladder to be supported between a doorway or window
- JO BIRD CHEST: a bespoke storage cabinet for longer ladders
- LOOP-THROUGH BAG: a weatherproof carrier for shorter ladders; to protect and safely store a shorter ladder in its position of use