Dec. 2011 - International Safety & Supply provides Mitsubishi with 6 Vertical Escape
Jan. 2012 - Coastal Spill Supply, a division of International Safety & Supply was
awarded a distributorship for Absorbents and Spill Kits.
Sept. 2012 - International Safety & Supply and Risk Safety Systems delivered 2 IECS
integrated escape chute systems for ENSCO’s 8500 series semi-submersible rigs.
Nov. 2012 - International Safety & Supply enters into a agency agreement with HHSL
LTD who will market ISS products in Trinidad.
Jan. 2013 - International Safety & Supply is now manufacturing fiberglass storage
cabinets under the ISS Brand in Houston, Texas.
April 2013 - ISS is now offering the MAS-67 fully enclosed gravity deployed escape
chute system designed for North Sea Applications.
Derrickman Escape Chute
Escape Chute Systems - Derrickman Escape Chute
International Safety & Supply is a global Supplier of custom designed escape chute
manufactured by Survitec/Risk Safety Systems located in Houston, Texas USA.
Escaping from danger or fire has never been this easy
Escape chutes provide a means of emergency exit that permits rapid, mass evacuation
from derrick structures during life threatening emergencies. It is uniquely designed
to provide a relatively safe and quick method of vertical or inclined escape and
is always accessible and ready for use. it provides a unique solution for vertical
escape in sometimes difficult conditions during an emergency evacuation.
A simple Escape System
The construction of the chute helps to protect the evacuees from heat and fire and
is used to deliver evacuees to safety with very little training. This is sometimes
difficult or impossible using traditional rescue equipment.
Three way Protection—The escape chute consists of three layers. The outer layer is
of a material that will not ignite. The middle layer helps to regulate the speed
of decent, inner layer reduces friction.
Provides rapid vertical evacuation from Derrick Towers in an emergency situation.
Totally enclosed and offering heat protection from radiated heat flux. The RSSDM10
Vertical Three Layered Escape Chute is a rapid and safe method of evacuating from
heights to deck level.
Supplied with a purpose built support frame the chute system and frame comprises
of the following:-
Box section epoxy painted frame designed to accommodate the drop in chute container
Set of Safety Handrails and Access Gate – Optional
Three Layered Vertical Escape Chute designed to support a dead weight of 2 – ton
and heat resistant to 600 degrees and melting point of 800 degrees. Chute length
varies dependent on application, however in all cases a 1 x meter air gap is required
for evacuees to exit.
Light weight chute container with lower trap door and hinged lid, hydraulic dampened
arms, based on 115ft of escape chute. The chute container would need to be 56” in
height excluding the lid.
Width and depth is yet to be determined, but the minimum width requirement is 29”
as the chute aperture is 25” and 2” required on all sides of the chute hole for support.
In all cases design criteria is agreed with the customer and drawings issued for
approval prior to manufacturing.
The system can be supplied with purpose built safety handrails and access gate, deployment
mechanism and chute container.
Technical, Testing and Individual Component Certification, Training and Manuals:
In all cases full testing is carried out ensuring that the escape chute system performs
correctly, All components will be supplied with certification, covering: Escape Chute,
frame Assembly and Mechanical Deployment device.
Full operational and maintenance manuals are supplied in electronic and paper format.
Full onsite training can be provided. Risk Safety Systems can also provide Train
the Trainer courses whereby key personnel are trained to become certified trainers.
Train the Trainer courses can be carried out at the customer’s facility or at a certified
RSS training facility.
Each candidate is certified for a period of 2 years with certificates issued. The
trainers then provide on-site training to all personnel as required.
Annual Servicing of the ECS:
Annual inspection of the RSSDM-10 is required; this can be carried out by Risk Safety
Systems or a designated service agent. The RSSDM-10 escape chute system has been
designed to be low maintenance providing reliability and ease of use. Annual inspections
are carried out and include the escape chute and chute container.
The annual inspection includes testing and re-certification of the escape chute with
all mechanical and structural components inspected and serviced as required.
The RSSDM-10 is designed to be low maintenance and only requires greasing of key
On the 5th year a complete inspection is carried out and the escape chute removed,
unpacked, with a full inspection carried out.
RSS can also provide onsite support for installation and fitting if the customer
decides to carry out the installation. If required RSS can also provide a survey
prior to manufacture and installation to ensure that the proposed design is structurally
suitable for proposed application.
Example of stabbing board modification as a side mounted evacuation point was required
with this application