Balcony ladders or "Hatch System"
The balcony ladder is a solution for buildings with overlapping balconies.
A balcony ladder is a specific solution for buildings with overlapping balconies. It can be easily deployed to evacuate from one balcony to the next.
This solution is safe, but relatively slow (floor by floor) and at risk for unauthorized use.
The JOMIRO descent system is an individual emergency escape route, not intended to compete with collective solutions like stairs or ladders, but as an additional safety measure, or as an option when a collective solution is not available.
In Europe, this solution is not generally accepted because of it is individuality. These are still widely used in Japan. The descent device can be a good solution for the residents of old apartment buildings without proper escape routes or individuals in high work stations.
Other solutions for fire escape
The following fire escape solutions exist, but are generally avoided, and not offered by JOMY:
- For daycares with 1 floor
- Upwards use is impossible
- Little used
- Very rarely used
- Found to be unsafe after a dead during demonstrations
- Important risk of falling (acrobatic in use)