Platform mounted units are most commonly used where an external stairway with a platform at the top already exists. These units are simple to install with minimum fabrication required.
SAFE & FAST FIRE ESCAPE UNITS
The Ingstrom Escape Chute has been designed for safe and rapid evacuation of persons from heights in an emergency situation in compliance with the Australian Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (Emergency Planning) & NSW Mines Department Guidelines MDG 15.
Specifically, the Ingstrom Escape Chute is designed to move people safely through a fire, or as a fast and efficient means of escaping from an emergency situation. The versatility of the system allows it to be used in many varied applications.
Ingstrom Escape Chutes have been supplied to the specialist mining industry since 1988. The compact nature of the unit allows the Escape Chute to be permanently installed on a machine and ready for use within a few seconds of deployment.
This picture is an actual incident where, by using an Ingstrom Escape Chute installed on the machine, the shovel operator escaped unharmed from fire.