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METZCO ROPE LADDERS ARE BUILT TO SAVE LIVES AND TO LAST!

We don't just build rope ladders, we love building rope ladders!!!

(see testimonials below, Director of Major movie company says he LOVES our ladders)

We have just re-invented our rope ladders with a super upgrade as of February 2017, ask for new spec sheet!

see our sister website www.ropeladders.co.za 

or our all-new international site here www.metzcoropeladders.com

 

  • ROPE LADDERS FOR SALE

  • FIRE ESCAPE LADDERS

  • BALCONY LADDERS

  • MOVIE LADDERS

  • LADDERS

  • EMERGENCY ESCAPE LADDERS

  • TANK ACCESS ROPE LADDERS

  • MILITARY HELICOPTER ROPE LADDERS

  • MILITARY TRAINING ROPE LADDERS

  • MARINE SHIPPING ACCESS ROPE LADDERS

  • CRANE ESCAPE ROPE LADDERS

  • ROPE LADDERS FOR STUNTMEN

  • ROPE LADDERS FOR THE MOVIE INDUSTRY

  • ROPE LADDERS WITH GLASS FIBRE RUNGS FOR HARSH ENVIRONMENTS

  • ROPE LADDERS MADE FOR THE OIL RIGGERS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

  • ROPE LADDERS FOR AIRCRAFT

  • ROPE LADDERS FOR THE MINING INDUSTRY

  • ROPE LADDERS FOR DAMS

  • ROPE LADDERS FOR MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS

  • ROPE LADDERS FOR HARBOURS

  • ROPE LADDERS FOR SEA RESCUE

  • ROPE LADDERS FOR STAGE PROPS FOR THE DRAMATIC ARTS

  • ROPE LADDERS FOR UNDERGROUND BUNKERS

  • ROPE LADDERS FOR CAVE EXPLORATION

  • ROPE LADDERS TO ACT AS TEMPORARY BRIDGES OVER RIVERS ETC.

  • ROPE LADDERS CAN BE USED AS HAMMOCKS BETWEEN TREES.

  • ROPE LADDERS TO HANG OVER THE VICTORIA FALLS IN ZIMBABWE.

  • EMERGENCY ESCAPE SYSTEMS

 

Rope Ladders do not seem part of the security arsenal, but what do you do if you are caught in an upper floor situation?

Remember, if you are in South Africa, the law states categorically that you must provide safe egress from your building (see government report at the bottom of this page)

 

Escape ladders are in short supply, not only in the market but also in the mind.

 

Most of us give little attention to rope ladders, which is an often overlooked, but vital piece of security equipment.

    escape ladder

                                                                                                             Order a bag for standard aluminium rope ladders

 

Metzco Rope Ladders New Ladder Feature:

Interlinking Rope Ladders

 

 

This, patent-pending, "rope" ladder rolls up into a small light-weight bundle and is ready to drop over a wall, a balcony or out of a window for easy and safe escape.

 

We also manufacture Glass Fibre Rope Ladders for acidic environments.

                         

                       

 

The special red weather-proof metal boxes are an optional extra at R4000 each and are for arduous conditions in factories and acid mines etc.

 

 

 

Our STANDARD Rope Ladder is by far the most superior and light weight Rope Ladder found in the industry

*Loved by film directors to mining personnel all over the world

 

 

          

 

 

The ideal rope ladder is light-weight yet super-strong and safe.

 

Be sure to have a Metzco manufactured rope ladder installed now. "Just for the hang of it"

 

 

Metzco Rope Ladder in the movies

Metzco Rope Ladders for the Movie Industry

 

Metzco Rope Ladder in Helicopter

 

Rope Ladder

Metzco Rope Ladder in action in Australia

 

Contract Resources (International) rely on our "indestructible Metzco Rope Ladders

 

 

SAFETY - (Metzco ladders are certificated safe to international OSHACT standards)

Metzco emergency rope ladders are not made from rope, which is cumbersome and inclined to "tangle" easily, our ladders are made from high strength UV resistant polyester flat webbing and multi-reinforced and secured. In fact, our webbing straps can withstand well over 2 tons (2000kg) each and we have four, super-stitched with high-tensile, silicone-impregnated UV resistant thread! (feeling safe now?)

Our rungs are made from a very special  high grade 6063/T6, copyright protected, fluted, double thick inner-wall, ribbed, non-slip, anodised aluminium. De-burred and countersunk for safe hand protection whilst climbing.

These, virtually unbreakable rungs, are "housed" in a quadruple, slip-proof, saddle stitched, sling-type, reinforced webbing which is then secured with 4 large flange pop rivets on each and every rung. This ensures maximum strength and safety as well as secured to prevent either longitudinal or latitudinal movement and provides friction protection shielding.

Each ladder is pre-stressed to eliminate "stretch" and the patented design is for perfect centre-of-gravity hang for the most comfortable and safe climb, up or down.

 

Each rope ladder is hand made by the owner and his daughter of the company!!

Just as a sky-diver is paranoid about his parachute, so are we about our rope ladders!

 

Our rope ladders are hanging all over the world and in some of South Africa's critical industries, such as:

  • Mines in Gauteng such as Anglo American as per red box above

  • Deep-sea divers in Durban and Walvis Bay

  • Cape Town's world famous Aerial Cableway Company

  • Illovo Sugar have them hanging from their cranes in Zambia

  •  Metzco rope ladders are hanging on all the 2010 soccer stadiums in South Africa

  • Koeberg Nuclear Plant in Atlantis Cape Town

  • Jurassic World movie Ancient Futures, watch the movie see our ladders

  • Oil Rigs on international waters rely on our rope ladders

  • Tank access in Portsmouth USA - yes we export to USA

  • Slime dumps in Tanzania

  • Fire Escape Rope Ladders in Paris France

  • Used by the Russian Embassy

  • Used by the Canadian Embassy

  • Used by the Danish Embassy

  • Our rope ladders are used by huge companies in UK

  • Even used in movies such as Fear Factor stunts

  • Our military spec models are being used in the Middle East in the blazing hot desert at over 40deg c and are punished by hundreds of soldiers each and every day!

  • Metzco rope ladders are used in Scotland

  • Recently our rope ladders were used in the movies over Victoria Falls, the only choice!

  • See the pictures of our ladders from helicopters

  • Rope ladders with glass fibre rungs for Escom and acid environments

  • Our rope ladders are used extensively in the Middle East oil drilling industry.

  • We export our rope ladders to Pakistan, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Chile, Australia etc.

  • We are proud to be the rope ladder supplier to Contract Resources International.

  • Although we cannot advertise their name, we supply the largest manufacturer of jets

  • Metzco Rope Ladders are FAA approved.

  • Lockheed Martin the biggest aircraft manufacturer, specify only Metzco rope ladders!

  • Too many others to mention!

Many wise and forward-thinking people are installing these rope ladders as a means for ensuring escape in time of emergency!!

These ladders could be mounted in high-rise buildings so as to afford escape, even from a 20 story sky-scraper.

Metzco rope ladders are recommended by highly reputable architects in Sandton Johannesburg as well as in many countries worldwide.


Do you really want more recommendation?

 

Feel safe and secure when you order the tried, tested, certified and highly recommended METZCO "Rope" Ladders!!

 

Ask for special lengths, we manufacture to order. Exceptional quality.

 

Metzco Rope Ladder Pricing:

 

Available in:                                                                         Prices                        Optional carry bag

3M for loft entry      (2kg)                                                 R1500.oo each                  R100.00

 

5M   for single story escape (3kg)                                       R2500.00 each                  R100.00

 

7M   for a little higher  (4.5kg)                                            R3500.00 each                 R100.00

 

10M  Double story  (6kg)                                                   R5000.00 each                 R100.00

 

15M  WOW!  (only weighs 10kg)                                            R7500.00 each                  R100.00

 

20M  Rapanzel was saved with this one (15kg)                   R10000.00 each                  R100.00

 

30M  Into the depth of the mineshaft (18kg)                     R15000.00 each                 R100.00

 

60M Way down the side of South Africa's largest dam walls                 R30000.00 each       no bag for this ladder

(We don't think your life is cheap, so we don't make cheap ladders)

 

Glass Fibre Rope Ladder Prices:
Available in:                                                                       Prices:                         Optional Carry Bag:

3M for loft entry (4kgs)                                                  R2100.00 each                R100 for Carry Bag

5M for single story escape (6kg)                                     R3500.00 each                R100 for Carry Bag

7M for a little taller (8kg)                                               R4900.00 each                R100 for Carry Bag

10M Double Story House (11kg)                                     R7000.00 each                R100 for Carry Bag

15M Crane Ladder (17kg)                                              R10500.00 each              R100 for Carry Bag

20M Rapunzel's back up ladder (22kg)                            R14000.00 each              R100 for Carry Bag

30M Mineshaft (33kg)                                                   R21000.00 each              R100 for Carry Bag

60M Used on Oil Rigs                                                   R42000.00 each        (no bag for this ladder)

 

 

 

              View from balcony                                  This one is 30 meters long and is joinable to any length!

 

rope-ladder-from-balcony 30 meter rope ladder

 

 

    This is the guy who makes the rope ladders! (no subcontractors)

                          (When he is not "hanging" around)                      A Damsel in distress has no worries with a Metzco Rope Ladder

Rope Ladder maker                 

 

My daughter Kelsey is now my boss and does the important stuff while I just "hang around" this is our longest ladder 60 meters to be used by the Gauteng Water Board to inspect dam walls - or just go fishing?

     

                                                                                                       

 

Accessories are available for wall spacing or special fixing situations as well as loft or ceiling access via trapdoor.

 

 

Spacer Wheels are the best option when requiring the rope ladder to be separated from the wall but still be able to roll it up and stashed away in the Carry Bag.

If you require a more permanent fixture then our U-Bar is another alternative.

 

              

Another option available to our customers are Webbing Handles. These can be placed under the leader (running over the first rung) or even four rungs down the ladder. The option is up to you.

 

*We can do chain ladders on special request

 

Mounting is easy, quick and safe.

By using either Rawl eye-bolts into a wall via the punched holes or using sling shackles via the 70mm loops, your rope ladder will be stable and secure. Our new certified bow shackles will hold your ladder in place super safe!!

 

Leaders are reinforced with extra strong strapping to reduce wear on the webbing.

  The certified bow shackles can hooked into Rawl eye-bolt mounting for securing the Rope Ladder to concrete or brick walls

  

 

Every Metzco Rope Ladder comes with a generated serial number along with a embroidered Metzco Badge.

*If you receive a Ladder without either one of these, you have not received a certified Metzco Rope Ladder.

 

 

 

 

Carabiner ends for quick release with the use of a sling: - This mounting is fairly common on balustrades on balconies.

 

Chain leaders are used where there is danger of sharp edges over which the ladder must be hung, such as tanks etc.

We can also use wire rope if preferred.

 

                           

 

 

Or fix 8mm rawl eyebolts to inner window walls and use carabiners for easy clip-on in an emergency.

When joining two rope ladders together we use High Tensile bolts as shown.

    

 

FIRE ESCAPE

This is a typical home application where inside staircase is locked for security reasons and escape is impossible. Also critical in cases of fire.

Rope Ladder example

 

Rope Ladders rolled up

A 20meter and 5 meter rolled up, notice the DVD for size comparison.

All Metzco ladders are branded!

 

Two 30 meter rope ladders being carried by a 65 year old "worker"

 

Please ask us about safety harnesses and rope fall-arrest systems!

Required by law!

 

A fall-arrest system consists of a certified harness which clips to an Altochute rope grab which acts similar to the safety belt mechanism in your car, if jerked or you fall, it locks onto the rope keeping you safe.

 

 

              

                            Rope Grab                                                     11mm Rope                                   Harness 

 

     

                                                  Carabiner                                                         Snaphook

 

 

 

 

We have heavy duty D-Rings to offer at R30 each -

4ton capacity 50mm x 10mm electro-galvanised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our ladders are tested by D&M Load Testing who are internationally recognised!!

 

 

Testimonials:-

We often get reports back from satisfied clients, so I thought it a nice idea to share some of these with you. Of course the page will be much too long if I use them all :)

 

Hi Dave,
 
The director loved the ladder and we would like to order a 30meter length.
 
Can you please send me a quotation and I will organise the wire transfer.

Julie Tierney PROPS BUYER

Ancient Futures

Pinewood Studios UK

 

 

Hi Dave

Ladder arrived yesterday...Very impressed with everything,  quality,  ease of use,  bag enclosure,  slings/snap hook, and Pass Test Certificate.   All good... I would recommend your product to anyone.  I looked for a ladder for ages on ebay finding nothing to suit my needs, until of course I stumbled on your internet site...

You might wonder what I am going to use it for......My home is situated on top of a large bush block of land far above street level, and apart from a long, steep series of rock steps is serviced by an electric ` Inclinator` capable of transporting people/goods etc.  In places the fall of the land is 2/3 metres below the Inclinator rail...all very well provided there isn`t a power failure/breakdown or whatever!!!    Hence your ladder, the slings/snap hook system being ideal (and Certified)  

Once again  thanks for a great Product Dave

Regards Gerry  (Australia)

 

Hi Dave, 

Our work in South Africa is completed today and I want to give you feedback on the ladders we bought back in June/July 2013. 

We completed 6 towers during our time at Secunda & Sasolburg and all our crew stated that the ladders were the best they have used to date. I also was very glad we chose the Metzco ladders as they suit our needs perfectly, i.e. easily joined, substantial anchoring points, a real quality product. 

I will be looking to purchase more ladders in the near future for use in UK, Europe & Middle East.

Tony Rhodes
Koch Glitsch UK

 

Hi Dave

Many thanks for the ladder received today, they are magnificent and highly professional.

Regards

Julian Katz

Architect Sandton Jhb.

 

 

Hello Dave

Gerson says that the ladder is exactly what we were looking for.

He was very impressed, especially at the weight of the ladder.

We work at Illovo and Tongaat Sugar and also the Pulp & Paper manufacturing factories all through KZN and also up Africa.

We will be sure to pass on your details to all who are interested in the ladder.

Regards and thanks

Antoinette

Kwa-Zulu Inspection Services cc

 

 

Hi Dave

I am extremely impressed with the ladders you have manufactured for us. I have never seen such great work. Many thanks and I am recommending them to our partners in the industry.

Regards

Marius Claasen

Dormac (Pty) Ltd

(Diving Division)

 

 

GOVERNMENT SAFETY ACT OF 1993...

 

Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 Environmental Regulations for Workplaces, 1987 9. Fire precautions and means of egress

1. In order to expedite the evacuation of a workplace in case of fire, every employer shall ensure that -

a. any emergency escape door from any room or passage or at a staircase shall, as far as is practicable, be hung so as to open outwards;

b. every door of a room in which persons may be present, and every door of a passage or at a staircase serving as a means of exit from such room, shall be kept clear and capable of being easily and rapidly opened from inside so as to ensure quick and easy evacuation;

c. the provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) shall also be complied with in respect of the outer escape exit from the workplace;

d. staircases and steps leading from one floor to another or to the ground shall be provided with substantial hand-rails;

e. staircases intended to be used as fire escapes shall -

i. be constructed of non-combustible material;

ii. be kept clear of any material or other obstruction; and

iii. not terminate in an enclosed area;

f. staircases, passages and exits intended for escape purposes shall be of a width and of a gradient which will facilitate the quick and safe egress of the number of persons intended to make use of them; and

g. having regard to the size, construction and location of a workplace, the number of persons, and the activity therein, such workplace is provided with at least two means of egress situated as far apart as is practicable.

2. Having regard to the size, construction and location of the workplace, and the amount and type of flammable articles uses, handled or stored on the premises, an employer shall provide on the premises an adequate supply of suitable fire-fighting equipment at strategic locations or as may be recommended by the fire chief of the local authority concerned, and such equipment shall be maintained in good working order.