Kidde Two-Storey Escape Ladder - £31.49 @ Amazon (updated - price rise to £32.59 - expiring)
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Kidde Two-Storey Escape Ladder - £31.49 @ Amazon (updated - price rise to £32.59 - expiring)

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Found 14th Nov 2013
Not something that everyone wants or needs but if you are in the market for a bit of peace of mind, this looks like good value (camelcamelcamel best price)
13-foot emergency escape ladder for a 2-storey building
Easy-to-use--attaches quickly to most windows
Tested to 450 kg
Durable and flame-resistant
Tangle-free design
Longer 3 story version also available at amazon.

27 Comments

hot purely because of the safety element of this item. You can't put a price on the safety of your family.

Heat from me. Safety is priceless.

One of those items you never knew you needed until it gets posted here. Heat.

is 13 feet really enough for 2nd storey? doesn't seem much and cba going out with a tape measure!
looks good though reviews state that doesn't fit all windows so measure carefully before buying

seams a good idea to me but There are a few moans in the reviews

Single use- so can't have a practice
maximum widow sill witdth is only 11 inches

smiler123

seams a good idea to me but There are a few moans in the reviewsSingle … seams a good idea to me but There are a few moans in the reviewsSingle use- so can't have a practicemaximum widow sill witdth is only 11 inches


heck i missed the single use thing, what if you get a faulty one?!

brilly

is 13 feet really enough for 2nd storey? doesn't seem much and cba going … is 13 feet really enough for 2nd storey? doesn't seem much and cba going out with a tape measure!looks good though reviews state that doesn't fit all windows so measure carefully before buying



Well either way I'd rather fall 13ft closer to the ground

But I think 13ft is about the right length for a standard 2 storey bottom edge window

sleepyseann

hot purely because of the safety element of this item. You can't put a … hot purely because of the safety element of this item. You can't put a price on the safety of your family.



Assuming you have this in the right room at the right time.

You're not going to buy one for each upstairs room, so unless you're able to retrieve this (do you want to go looking for it during a fire and/or at night?) or if you can't get to the room it's in, what do you do?

Banned

saw these ...two of them and can be re-used....

ebay.co.uk/itm…750?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

jeez, it's purely an additional measure & escape point if pressed into action, you should already make kids aware of the options for escape in the event of a zombie invasion / housefire / flaming zombie avoidance tactics.

Basics such as how to break a modern double / triple glazed window to assist a swift exit should be something every thinking adult teaches a kid, (clearing glass, gas off, outside gas main, water off, street stop-cock, circuit breakers etc) & make sure they can explain how & where to down the line).

Anything relevant to give them the advantage in a crisis situation, & possibly save the house, occupants & insurance woes in the process.


Hot, purely as it's cool.

I'm an idiot, I assumed this was an escape ladder purely for kids lol

brilly

is 13 feet really enough for 2nd storey? doesn't seem much and cba going … is 13 feet really enough for 2nd storey? doesn't seem much and cba going out with a tape measure!looks good though reviews state that doesn't fit all windows so measure carefully before buying



2nd storey is technically 3 floors up, ground floor, 1st (typically bedrooms) & second would be deemed loft conversions etc, so in the majority of instances its used from a typical 1st floor application, beyond that this may not be the product you are looking for.

I've had to jump onto tarmac from 3rd floor hotel room, it wasn't "too" bad as a relatively fit adult, but not for many, & not advisable due to compression injuries or risk of head injury in a topple.
push comes to shove the ability to negate an extra 13 foot drop, before adding the height of a person on the lower rung (so say another 5+foot lower, that's a considerably easier to contemplate rather than the full force of a jump.

I have one and i cant use it as it wont fit over the window sill.

Every home should have one oO

Great idea to have at the girlfriends, in case her husband comes home unexpectedly.

MR GUS

2nd storey is technically 3 floors up, ground floor, 1st (typically … 2nd storey is technically 3 floors up, ground floor, 1st (typically bedrooms) & second would be deemed loft conversions etc, so in the majority of instances its used from a typical 1st floor application, beyond that this may not be the product you are looking for.I've had to jump onto tarmac from 3rd floor hotel room, it wasn't "too" bad as a relatively fit adult, but not for many, & not advisable due to compression injuries or risk of head injury in a topple. push comes to shove the ability to negate an extra 13 foot drop, before adding the height of a person on the lower rung (so say another 5+foot lower, that's a considerably easier to contemplate rather than the full force of a jump.



I'm under the impression the 1st storey is ground floor, 2nd storey is 1st floor and so on.

Regardless, might come in handy. What would be more beneficial would be to have working smoke alarms, make sure all doors are closed before bed, with a phone beside your bed and make sure everyone knows what to do in an emergency

MR GUS

I've had to jump onto tarmac from 3rd floor hotel room, it wasn't "too" … I've had to jump onto tarmac from 3rd floor hotel room, it wasn't "too" bad as a relatively fit adult, but not for many, & not advisable due to compression injuries or risk of head injury in a topple. push comes to shove the ability to negate an extra 13 foot drop, before adding the height of a person on the lower rung (so say another 5+foot lower, that's a considerably easier to contemplate rather than the full force of a jump.



Was your ladies friends other half knocking the door down?

crabby

Edited by: "crabby09" 14th Nov 2013

I have one of these and we keep it on the landing so its in easy reach - we have a hot tub underneath our son's window and our fire escape is down the stairs if we can (front door is at the bottom of the stairs and the doors from the 2 rooms off the hall are shut at night so fire should be contained, but if we can't get down the stairs the kids are directed to jump out my sons window - In theory, if they can sit on the ledge and just 'fall' they should have reasonably safe landing albeit getting wet but the cushioning of the hot tub should break any fall.

julieblake507

I have one of these and we keep it on the landing so its in easy reach - … I have one of these and we keep it on the landing so its in easy reach - we have a hot tub underneath our son's window and our fire escape is down the stairs if we can (front door is at the bottom of the stairs and the doors from the 2 rooms off the hall are shut at night so fire should be contained, but if we can't get down the stairs the kids are directed to jump out my sons window - In theory, if they can sit on the ledge and just 'fall' they should have reasonably safe landing albeit getting wet but the cushioning of the hot tub should break any fall.



I think more families should give their escape plan the thought you have. Nice one.

My plan is to jump roll from that height, I'd rather the injuries from falling a few meters than from faffing around with a ladder I have never set up before in a smoke filled building.

Mark NS

Great idea to have at the girlfriends, in case her husband comes home … Great idea to have at the girlfriends, in case her husband comes home unexpectedly.

Her tights would be laddered by then.

Original Poster

My plan is to jump roll from that height, I'd rather the injuries from … My plan is to jump roll from that height, I'd rather the injuries from falling a few meters than from faffing around with a ladder I have never set up before in a smoke filled building.



...and would you tell your kids to jump before you or after you?

women and children first.....They break the fall a lot easier.......:)

£32?! I'd rather jump.

shahsheh

...and would you tell your kids to jump before you or after you?



If I had kids they'd jump after and I would catch them. Or maybe if my jump went wrong they would have to jump onto me. If they were too scared to jump they could take their chances in the burning house.

sleepyseann

hot purely because of the safety element of this item. You can't put a … hot purely because of the safety element of this item. You can't put a price on the safety of your family.



I can and this is too much
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