require more than one exit from a room, so besides leaving the front
door if an apartment when evacuating the premises, we can also exit
the dwelling by the fire escape. In the picture, we can see a metal
stairway that reaches the second and third floors.
The steel framework
is fastened to the brick structure to become a static assembly.
Metals such as steel and iron require regular maintenance, because
unpainted surfaces will rust. Once fasteners and beams are subject
to oxidation, the components can break under stress.
should be well lit and be free from obstructions such as old furniture,
locked bicycles or other housing items. Having a cover over the
top deck of the fire escape can keep snow and ice from building
up on the stairs, which compromise the safety of the apparatus.