Rettungsleiter Fibre

Fibrelight Emergency Ladders

The Fibrelight Emergency Ladder is a SOLAS approved ‘Means of Embarkation’ and life saving device.  The Ladder has been accepted by the MCA (UK Flag) to be used on all vessel types. The Emergency Ladders are in use across the world on merchant ships, offshore support vessels, navy warships, super yachts and on land in overhead cranes.

The ladder has been designed for use in emergencies, it can be carried and then deployed by a single person in less than a minute, as it is both lightweight and straightforward to use.

The ladder is a standard width of 600mm and is produced in lengths of 2 – 30metres, in either Orange or Black. The ladder contains no metal parts and therefore is suitable for deployment on all vessel types such as LPG carriers with a flammable risk and cruise ships/yachts with precious surfaces.

A 30-metre ladder weighs less than 30 kilograms. With a natural step action the double rung ladder is considerably easier and safer to use. The ladder is both faster to climb and more importantly to descend than a single rung ladder.

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.

The Fibrelight Emergency Ladder has been designed and tested to meet this requirement and to offer a safer and easier disembarkation method.

Ladder Weights are as follows…

30m – 24kg (30kg with ballast)
20m – 16kg (22kg with ballast)
15m – 12kg (18kg with ballast)
10m – 8kg (14g with ballast)
5m – 4kg (no ballast required)
3m – 2.4kg (no ballast required)
2m – 1.6kg (no ballast required)

Patent Numbers: –

Patent- GB2451127

Europe Patent- 2178743

US Patent- 8905803.

Certificate of Design Registration (IPO) 4028065.

SOLAS Certificate number. SAS S120038