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JALITE products help implement a fire and emergency safety management system. Key objectives are to meet or exceed legislative requirements. Especially the need to respond to the obligation of Duty of Care and Employment Law. To provide a safety management system and essential safety training requires specific actions and JALITE products can demonstrate this instantly. JALITE Authorized Distributors assist clients to attain their safety management objectives and help training and knowledge on fire safety, health and safety signs and evacuation.
The Jalite ISO 7010 exit sign system
ISO EN BS 7010 Graphical symbols -- Safety colours and safety signs -- Registered safety signs is the Standard for all safety signs in the work place and for safety communications to the public. JALITE has worked for over 25 years as part of British Standards and ISO Standards Technical Committees to get the broadest acceptance possible around the world of the famous running man through the door with its unique supplementary arrow for the movement of people. Wherever in the world you can find JALITE safety signs to meet your needs.
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JALITE Authorized Distributors are chosen to be professionals in the safety field and have chosen the very best based on the shared total quality philosophy. The JALITE goal is to provide service and support locally in all the world geographies and application markets for photoluminescent safety signs and way guidance products. Call us to find an Authorized JALITE Distributor in your area and/or ask your best suppliers to deliver JALITE.
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JALITE photoluminescent stair nosing are combined with demarcation lines, way guidance signage, handrail markings and other components to provide a complete stairwell egress system according to code. Contact JALITE for a full survey to be arranged and support service for installation and maintenance through the JALITE Distributorship network.
The arrival of new pigments in the 1990's has led to exciting developments for our industry. These new pigments based on alkali earth aluminates doped with rare earth elements have produced the tools for JALITE to design and produce a full range of products to meet all means of escape needs. This New and advanced technology has allowed JALITE to introduce JLUME photoluminescent materials that produce exceptionally long luminance decay characteristics compared to standard photoluminescent materials. These materials are suitable for high risk areas where egress may be slow or where light levels are lower. JLUME Plus is now well progressing and JALITE will be pushing Standards further for Class E materials in 2006 and for future F and G classes as technology and economics improve. JALITE uses its own proprietary technology for pigments and is fully licensed to use patented technology in the field. Users of high performance photoluminescent materials should assure themselves that any suppliers can produce evidence that they are not infringing current patents, as the application in safety products is also claimed in current patents.
Many people think that photoluminescent safety signs are only for marking the Exit door on escape paths, however they provide complete direction information along the escape path at high and low locations and alongside way guidance lines provide a complete safety way guidance system. Such systems have been installed in very high profile areas such as all of New York tall buildings, in the Pentagon and other sensitive areas where disaster preparedness has unfortunately become essential.Furthermore, they are used in millions of other smaller but also critical means of escape throughout the world. Time and time again, in fire and major disasters, the use of photoluminescent systems, completely independant of power sources other than the normal lighting, are proven to be effective to aid evacuation and saves lives. Under any type of formal fire risk assessment the requirement for photoluminescent Exit signs and Exit direction signs is immediately identifiable for most all the built environments and structures.
"It is our strong belief that 80% of all quality problems are caused by management and we accept our responsibility for the system and lead by example to seek improvement in all our work efforts", says Jim Creak Managing Director JALITE PLC
JALITE has been present in China for over 8 years now and China is of critical strategic importance to the photoluminescent business world wide since it holds 95% of the world's known reserves of the rare earth elements required for the new high performance phosphors. These phosphors are essential for today's escape route lighting applications and UL924 Listed emergency lighting EXIT signs. Mainland China is now one of the world's leading consumers of photoluminescent safety products where safety way-guidance systems are common in public infrastructure such as subways, exhibition venues and airports. Road signs and building identification signs are also produced in retroreflecive and photoluminecent materials. JALITE high performance products and comprehensive range of aluminium signs and way-guidance markers are produced with the highest quality and productivity possible in our China manufacturing faciility.
JALITE Fire Safety Signs The following list gives an example of which elements would be covered by a JALITE fire safety signs survey: Means of Escape Signs (Exit and protected Fire or Emergency Exit): For a means of escape route to be effective, it is important that from any place within the building, occupants have directional information that will lead them to the nearest safe exit. It can be agreed to replace fire safety signs that do not conform to Standards and to look at placing additional signs where doubt may exist as to location of exits/fire exits. Note: “Above minimum requirements” will take notice of the overwhelming bank of research and evidence that directional signing at low location can significantly improve the possibilities of egress in difficult situations. Fire Safety Signs displayed within the whole visual field of high medium and low location offers the optimum way-guidance information and is a basis for Safety way-guidance systems. Mandatory Fire Door Signs: All escape routes have to be kept unobstructed and be accessible at all times. It is essential that fire doors are kept shut and that fire exits are kept clear. Emergency Door Opening Devices: The priority in any emergency requiring evacuation is to enable occupants to leave the building and reach a place of safety quickly. It is important that all escape and access mechanisms provided for use in an emergency are clearly identified and that operating instructions are clearly marked. Specific issues arise with the need to balance building security with ease of access to escape routes and free egress. Fire Action Notices: All occupants need to know what to do in the event of a fire and the procedures that need to be followed from a specific fire alarm call point. The essential training given can be reinforced with Fire Action Notices clearly visible and readable at all times. Evacuation and escape plans: The legal requirement in many jurisdictions should be fulfilled with clear and precise and correctly oriented plans. Evacuation and escape plans being essential for consultation during normal occupation of the building should also be seen in case of power failure. Escape plans are an integral part of fire safety signs. Fire Fighting Equipment Location Signs: Occupants always need to be aware of fire fighting equipment and alarm call points. These signs also identify the extinguisher type and the classes of fire it can be safely used on. A Fire Safety Signs Survey will examine their location and consider their capability to act as effective location devices in the area. Lift Signs: Lifts will normally not be used in the event of a fire. These fire safety signs will remind occupants not to use the lift in a fire situation. Identification of Hazards on and adjacent to the Means of Escape: These signs will help to identify hazards such as trip hazards, flammable substances and electrical hazards on the means of escape route. It is particularly important that these hazards are identified to protect anyone using these routes including any fire fighters that may be on the premises. Method of Operation Signs: Signs such as “push”, “pull” and “turn to open” will enable occupants to operate doors quickly and easily. Safe Area Fire Safety Signs: Safe areas for disabled occupants are required to offer a temporarily safe space to await assistance for their evacuation. Most codes require these areas to be clearly identified by signs. Hazard Identification Signs: Where there are residual risks, it is important that occupants and firefighters are made aware of these risks, particularly when adjacent or within a means of escape route. Prohibition Signs: Prohibition fire safety signs are used to enforce control risk measures by identifying specific forbidden behaviour to reinforce and complement formal training. Personal Protective Equipment Signs: Where there is a requirement for safety clothing to be worn personal protective equipment signs act as a reminder to those in the vicinity. Exterior Fire Safety Signs: Exterior fire safety signs include assembly point signs and mandatory fire exit keep clear signs that may be required on the outside of fire exit doors in order that the route is kept free from obstructions.
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Jalite is active in over 109 countries
In the 35 year history of JALITE, products have been developed and supplied to over 100 countries in the world and often with safety messages in the local language or with dual language, with the International Safety language English. It has been a JALITE tradition to fully comply with National and International Standards for the design of our products. Now, with JALITE presence on three continents and Authorised Distribtors world wide we can be considered local throughout the world.