Last updated: 2nd October 2023
At Heightsafe, we understand that safety is paramount in any workplace. In the event of an emergency such as a fire, having a reliable and well-maintained fire escape staircase can make all the difference between a potential disaster and a safe evacuation. Fire escape staircases are strategically designed as secure exit routes, primarily attached to buildings externally, though internal options are available as well. These critical structures ensure the safety of your employees, contractors, and visitors in the event of a fire outbreak at your commercial property.
Why Choose a Fire Escape Staircase from Heightsafe?
When it comes to fire safety, you can’t afford to take any chances. Ensuring that your building has the right safety measures and up-to-date systems in place is not just essential; it’s a legal obligation. Our fire escape staircases are meticulously designed, manufactured, and maintained to meet the highest standards, complying with all relevant UK regulations. Additionally, they incorporate security features tailored to your specific requirements, guaranteeing peace of mind in the face of potential emergencies.
The Importance of Regular Inspections
Like any safety system, fire escape staircases must be regularly inspected and tested by qualified professionals. These inspections are conducted in strict accordance with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 1998) guidelines. The objective is to identify any faults, ensure proper functionality, and prevent any deterioration that could pose risks during actual use.
Under PUWER 1998, it’s mandatory to have your fire escape staircase tested at least once every 12 months. However, depending on the frequency of use, more frequent inspections might be necessary. Keep an eye out for warning signs that indicate an immediate need for inspection, such as loose or missing fittings, ladder tracks not running freely, snapped ladder ties, corrosion or rust, and bent or dented ladders.
Heightsafe Fire Escape Staircases: Uncompromised Safety
At Heightsafe, we provide a comprehensive solution to all your fire escape staircase needs. Our services extend beyond supply and installation; we offer complete testing and inspection packages tailored to your company’s specific requirements. In addition to bespoke staircase installations or supply, we can provide hinged access gates, ramps, and canopy covers to enhance safety and functionality.
Our fire escape staircases come in a variety of finishes, including hot dip galvanization, electroplating, and metal painting. For increased visibility or alignment with your brand colours, we offer a powder coating finish in any RAL colour of your choice. Our fire escape staircases are fireproofed with intumescent paint, ensuring that safety remains uncompromised, even in the most challenging situations.
When it comes to fire safety, you can trust Heightsafe to provide the highest quality fire escape staircases, inspections, and maintenance. Don’t compromise on safety—choose Heightsafe for peace of mind in emergencies.
Contact us today to learn more about our fire escape staircase solutions and how we can help safeguard your premises.