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Fire Extinguishers and Hoses Become Unusable

Fire Extinguishers and Hoses Become Unusable

May 6th marks the first week of the 33rd annual International Code Council’s 2013 Building Safety Month, which sets out to raise awareness about building safety. In week one Fire Safety and Awareness is the theme and why we’d like to bring your attention to how fire equipment is being rendered useless. How?  Because fire safety equipment becomes hidden in the “everyday” of the workplace, or obscured in an emergency by smoke or a power outage. That is why this week we would like to discuss fire safety equipment location and identification. Last Year between 70,000 and 80, 000 workplace fires were reported in the U.S. alone, with over 200 death and 5,000 injuries received as a result. For this very reason, OSHA mandates that fire equipment not only be provided but also identified and maintained. Yet we here at JALITE have found that a disturbing number of employees have no idea where fire equipment is located under normal circumstances, never mind in an emergency. If employees cannot find fire equipment in an emergency then not only is the investment in the equipment wasted, but so are those first minutes that could have saved lives. So what is there to do? Over the past 30 years, JALITE has trained fire professionals on how to provide a low cost solutions that identifies life saving fire equipment, especially in an emergency. Our photoluminescent Fire Safety Signs are guaranteed to shine with exceptional brightness and long lasting illumination no matter the circumstance. For more information about fire safety and awareness, be sure to check out our past articles on high rise fires, nightclub fires, and the dangers of blocked exits in a fire

JALITE INC

JALITE INC

JALITE INC is supporting North and South American clients and users expanding the applications of UL924 Photoluminescent Signs, Safety wayguidance systems in tall buildings as well as use in transportation. Technical and Customer Service support is given in long established applications of Military, Aviation and Marine and Offshore sectors

Safe Condition Safety Signs

Safe Condition Safety Signs

Means of Escape, First aid equipment identification and location and emergency instruction for people with special needs signs are categorized within safe condition signs. These signs have the colour green according to ISO 3864-4 and should be prominently displayed to meet fire safety and occupational health and safety regulations. The following sub categories are for convenience and can be searched for valuable information on the correct use. Emergency Equipment              First aid & emergency equipment            Emergency Equipment - Life Saving             Emergency Equipment - Evacuation             Rescue & Evacuation Equipment Means of Escape             Means of Escape - Exit             Means of Escape - Fire Exit             Means of Escape - Assembly Area             Means of Escape - Stairway & Floor ID             Means of Escape Door Escape mechanism & Panic hardware             Means of Escape - International Way guidance              Means of escape - directional             Means of Escape- UL Tested Exit

Find an Authorized JALITE Distributor near you

Find an Authorized JALITE Distributor near you

If you are seeking a local JALITE Authorised Distributor, then the first thing to do is to ask your existing or closest reputable fire protection or safety products supply company. It is highly likely they are already a stockist/reseller of JALITE photoluminescent safety products. All JALITE products meeting the required standard carry the JALITE Registered Mark so never take a substitute. All reputable safety companies can easily secure the necessary information from us in order to be able to supply you rapidly. If you are normally purchasing safety products from a catalogue and the catalogue is not carrying the JALITE branded safety signs then please send us details and we will gladly contact them to see if they will satisfy your needs. If you can identify clearly your product requirments from our web site please send them to us directly and we will make sure that they can be supplied to you from an existing Authorized JALITE Distributor as close to you as possible. In all cases we are here to help you on enquiries@jalite.com

Fire Safety Tip

Fire Safety Tip

Fire safety equipment can vary from one facility to another depending on regulation, but for sure the risks in case of fire is common to them all. A commitment to safety from fire is one that incorporates the right safety equipment such as fire alarms, fire hoses, fire extinguishers, or full fire suppression systems matched to the risk. Regardless of which safety measure is in place at your facility, each requires providing the occupants with information in the event of a fire. Information as basic as where the equipment is located to information as sophisticated as what type of fire can be fought, or when and how to evacuate an area during an emergency. This information can be critical to saving lives. JALITE offers a wide range of standard fire safety signs so you can be confident that the required message can be communicated and with our high brightness material you can be sure it will be communicated when it’s needed – lights on or off! That’s right, in a fire, the potential for a loss of power is high as well as the obscuring of light due to smoke, so take a fire safety tip from JALITE, use JALITE  photoluminescent fire safety signs to identify your fire safety equipment and inform your occupants on what to do in the event of a fire. Contact us to find out where you can purchase Jalite Fire Safety Signs

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 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. Interested to Distribute JALITE products in your area of safety or your district and country? Just send us a mail and contact us now with an introduction.

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