Why Universities use ESS bunk beds
With the many types of bunk bed options out there on the global market a university or place of learning with a campus has to sift through these choices but going direct to ESS universal has proved time and time again that investing into quality is a sure fire bet of success.
ESS Universal safety and security tips
Side Safety guard Rails
ESS supplies as standard side safety guard rails and ladder; residential managers and students alike should never modify a bunk bed such as changing the components in a way that deviates away from the basic design.
For safety reasons all upper compartment sleeping surfaces have side safety rails installed as standard on every ESS university bunk bed. It is the resident manager’s responsibility to have a set periodic safety inspection and if a bunk bed side safety rail is damaged, removed or not secured then that bunk bed needs to be decommissioned until that bunk bed is deemed safe to use. ESS always aims to eliminate such issues by supplying as standard strong, sturdy side safety rails; just another reason why universities use ESS bunk beds
Students must not be able to dismantle a university bunk bed or side safety rail
Taking steps to ensure safety in a campus dorm
- Placing student Bunk beds near a wall must not be more than 70mm from that wall which can cause an entrapment scenario.
- Side Safety Rails cannot be removed without using a tool.
- ESS designs it’s student bunk beds that also use the headboard and foot board as an end side safety rail.
Student items must never obstruct a bunk bed ladder, this causes an extreme trip hazard! For student safety, the ESS student bunk bed is designed for the mounting and demount of the bunk bed with a vertical ladder system that attaches to the bunk bed by 4 points, the student should always keep the body as close to the ladder frame as possible and always keep at least one hand on the ladder at all times.
It is essential that a clear fire exit is established in a campus dorm residence, the law requires a ‘gangway’ of at least 750mm between a bunk bed set up when those university bunk beds are laid out parallel in any room.
University bunk bed Residence dorm Safety further points
It is essential for students who use university bunk beds to share the responsibility for the safe use of such beds and equipment in their dormitory. ESS has composed the following safety list as a guide only.
- Never tamper with any component of a student university bunk bed
- Never rearrange a bunk bed room position without the resident manager’s authorization
- Never Position a bunk bed next to a window
- Never position a student bunk bed near a ceiling light
- Never position a bunk bed adjacent to a wall mounted air conditioning unit
- Never modify a hostel bunk bed as this creates safety issues