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Fire Safety Management

Fire Safety Management

Fire Safety Management has 5 key focus areas with a sixth added "Contingency". 1. Prevention 2. Escape 3. Communication 4. Confinement 5. Suppression 6. Contingency JALITE Photoluminescent Fire Safety signs and safety way-guidance systems support and reinforce each of these strategy focus areas and is a key element of the specific communication strategy. The contingency around the total failure of any obligatory, regulation electrical emergency lighting has always created demand for photoluminescent way guidance systems as well as the need for low location assistance to egress. A formal safety sign and escape route survey is an essential part of any fire safety policy as well as featuring as an integral part of fire risk assessment.

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What is photoluminescence?

What is photoluminescence?

There are two types of photoluminescence and these are fluorescence and phosphorescence. Fluorescent materials absorb light and then emit light instantaneously at a different wavelength. Phosphorescent materials absorb light of short wavelength and then emit light slowly over time also at a different, longer wavelength. It is often the case that the two photoluminescent phenomena can occur at the same time and indeed JALITE produce special high visibility products that are highly conspicuous in both the "daylight" and dark condition to improve visibility of escape paths.These are shown in the picture above this article. Typical safety grade phosphorescent materials absorb in the UV, Blue light visible region (300 - 450nm) of the spectrum and emit in the yellow green (500- 600nm). JALITE materials are covered by the technically correct term phosphorescent. The energy needed to activate it is supplied by common light sources such as daylight, ordinary tungsten filament and the most effective fluorescent lights with a high colour temperature. Under sudden power loss situations, the material immediately appears very bright and is conspicuous at a distance, providing an effective, bright contrast for text and graphical symbols and ensuring that safety messages are quickly recognised. This assists people to orientate themselves so that they can react effectively and evacuate efficiently. JALITE materials are designed specifically to maximize both high initial brightness and persistence which is often expressed as long after glow.. Furthermore, as for the flagship products JALITE AAA and JALITE SB they can be charged easily at low illumination and with short exposure times to light energy.

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IMO Updates Guidelines for Fire Protection System Maintenance Requirements

IMO Updates Guidelines for Fire Protection System Maintenance Requirements

ATTENTION: The REVISED GUIDELINES FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION OF FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS AND APPLIANCES has been issued by the IMO. Member Governments are invited to apply the annexed Guidelines when performing maintenance, testing and inspections in accordance with SOLAS regulation II-2/14.2.2.1 on or after 31 May 2013 and bring the annexed Guidelines to the attention of ship owners, shipmasters, ships' officers and crew and all other parties concerned. You can view the revised guidelines here. Included in these guidelines are various system maintenance and tests to be performed at various intervals from weekly & monthly to 5 & 10 year maintenance.  Included in the test requirements are fire extinguishing systems such as fire mains and pump, foam and water mist systems as well as the Low Location Lighting on a weekly basis, and a 5 year test in accordance with the procedures in resolution A.752(18). The majority of these Fire protection systems have associated signs that may also need to be updated or replaced.  You can find the full range of JALITE FIRE CONTROL SYMBOL SIGNS on our website: www.jalitemarine.com. Contact JALITE to obtain a quote or find one of our authorized Marine distributors.

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JALITE Photoluminescent Safety Products

JALITE Photoluminescent Safety Products

Photoluminescent Exit Signs, Occupational Health Safety Signs, Fire Safety Signs  and Escape path lighting Way Guidance Products. In 2006 in New York City all tall commercial buildings have been required to be fitted with stairwell egress systems according to RS 6-1 under Local Law 26. The basics of this Code have now been included in ICC/IBC Code 2009 as Luminous escape path marking. JALITE has the products and experience to handle any project in this application as a pioneer, leader and key player in formulating requirements.

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Background to JALITE Group

Background to JALITE Group

JALITE Group has its origins in Switzerland in the late 1970's.The first Trade Mark application for JALITE was the Swiss registration in 1981 with an International Mark filed under the Madrid Convention at the same time. The JALITE name was established throughout the world in the 1980's  and became synonymous for photoluminescent materials and products specifically designed and manufactured for life safety applications. Since these early days, the world has experienced a series of very serious tragedies that have continued to reinforce the need for non-electrical escape route lighting and guidance systems at low location. These systems have to be completely autonomous and independent of traditional electrical emergency lighting systems. Furthermore, these systems are located in close proximity to evacees at floor or low level and are reinforced by the more normal high mounted signs and direction indicating elements used for normal occupancy of the building. JALITE Group has continued to grow progressively from its origins in Switzerland to now offer its product internationally from regional offices on three continents and manufacturing in both Europe and Asia to an ever increasing number of third party distributors serving local market needs and applications.. JALITE PLC in Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom is the Head Quarters of JALITE Group and since its creation in 1983 has been at the forefront of the development of applications in the many and diverse areas of risk reduction using photoluminescence. JALITE Products are sold via a network of Authorised Distributors. The JALITE Authorised Distributors work within specific geographical and application markets.

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ISO 17398 Performance of safety signs

ISO 17398 Performance of safety signs

This Standard now gives the basis for quality attributes for photoluminescent materials and safety signs. JALITE has been a leading contributor to both National and International Standards with the objective of helping authorities specify products for the safety needs. Needless to say JALITE manufactures the full range of materials from Classifications A to D and has its unique grades of JALITE AAA and JLUME both simply brilliant in their category. It is now accepted that to meet the vast majority of codes and standards for photoluminescent safety products and applications that products have a minimum performance classification of Class C according to ISO 17398. JALITE AAA and JALITE SB products largely exceed this requirement with added benefits of high brightness and quick charge. ISO 17398:2004 specifies requirements for a performance-related classification system for safety signs according to expected service environment, principal materials, photometric properties, means of illumination, fixing methods and surface. Performance criteria and test methods are specified in ISO 17398:2004 so that properties related to durability and expected service life can be characterized and specified at the time of the product's delivery to the purchaser. ISO 17398:2004 does not cover electrical power supplies, their components or electrically powered elements. It also does not cover properties of illuminating components, but the photometric properties for the particular types of safety signs are covered.

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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.

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  • Lloyd's Register
  • BSI Group
  • International Maritime Organization
  • International Organization for Standardization
  • Photoluminescent Safety Products Association