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The global Marine and Offshore business for JALITE safety signs and low location lighting products is served through a growing network of JALITE Authorised Distributors and Dealers. Our network of Distributors is supported by the JALITE Headquarters, JALITE PLC in Basildon, Essex UK and the two subsidiary companies JALITE Inc. USA. and JALITE Asia Ltd. in Hong Kong SAR . Companies serving these markets that are interested to join our network of Distributors and Dealers are invited to register with us their interest. Unique performance products with proven capability; JALITE photoluminescent safety products in the Marine and Offshore application set new standards of excellence in performance and are purpose designed to reduce risk and to serve in case of emergency and incident. JALITE is committed to a never ending process of improvement in its product and service offering to this industry. All JALITE products meet the highest specifications and are fully accredited by third party testing. For further information please go to our dedicated marine web sites at www.jalite-marine.com and www.jalitemarine.com
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Fire Safety Signs communicate safety messages that: Secure the means of escape Give instruction and reinforce training Prohibit and restrict dangerous or risk behavior Warn of hazards to occupants and fire fighters Assist location of critical equipment When designed and installed to "good practice" fire safety signs provide a tool to perform the following functions: § Meet the legislative /regulatory requirements § Mirror image of the emergency and fire safety plan § Mitigate and reduce risk identified by risk assessment § Support Education and Training § Inform and communicate safety messages in correct context § Conspicuous element of the “Fire Safety Policy” in practice JALITE through its network of Authorised Distributors and industry contacts can assist in the formulation and implementation of effective, above minimum requirments fire safety signing policy, audits and surveys.
JALITE pionneered the application of photoluminescent safety way guidance systems in mass transport railways with research carried out with London Underground in the early 90's. A full scale egress exercise with wayguidance lines on the wall and platform was made giving egress speeds typical of ordered evacuation even under complete power loss situation.
Fires or accidents in tunnels can be a major risk to human life and the effective identification of escape routes is paramount. Limited escape facilities and difficulties encountered by emergency services in gaining access to tunnel incidents calls for considered fire and emergency safety management. Tunnels and underground transport facilities are growing in terms of popularity and size in order to reduce rising traffic densities and congestion. As tunnel design evolves we need to identify the many hazards to be addressed: Increase in length of modern tunnels, unfamiliar territory - egress disorientation Transportation of hazardous materials - potential of contamination Higher fire loads due to growing increase in traffic volume coupled with higher load capacities – increasing fire risk Mechanical defects in motor vehicles – sources of ignition. Potential deterioration and failure/smoke logging of traditional escape route systems. Vehicle breakdown, road traffic accidents with inherently disorientated vehicle occupants. Fires within tunnels present an extremely high risk to occupants, the below table lists some of the international tragedies from recent years. The numbers highlight the horrific consequences of tunnel fire. Location Fatalities Location Fatalities Mont Blanc, France 39 Hokuriku Tunnel, Japan 34 Tauern Tunnel, Austria 12 Pecorile Tunnel, Italy 8 Vierzy Tunnel, France 108 Isola delle Femmine, Italy 5 Pfander Tunnel, Austria 3 Kaprun, Austria 155 Nihonzaka, Japan 7 St Gottard Tunnel, Switzerland 11 *Source: Alan Beard & Richard Carrel - The handbook of tunnel fire safety: 2005 With all the associated risks it is imperative that a fast and effective evacuation system is established to correctly identify the escape route educating evacuees to make an informed decision on egress. The serious outcome and risks associated with tunnel fires, emergency escape route systems are of the utmost importance in relation to life safety. With this in mind Jalite have developed an outstanding product raange for tunnels - engineered for life safety! Owing to the stringent requirements on constructional materials for use within tunnels, many of the common materials used in the photoluminescent industry are deemed unsuitable due to non compliance to the low smoke zero halogen requirements (LSZH). Jalite have strived to overcome the material restrictions and risen to the challenge meeting and exceeding requirements with the all new Jalite 316 LLL System and Jalite Polycarbonate Photoluminescent Escape Route Signs designed specifically for tunnels.
May13th marks week two of the International Code Council’s Building Safety Month focusing on Disaster Safety and Mitigation. With hurricane season being less than two months away, JALITE wants to know: As an employer, are you prepared to keep your employees safe during a disaster? NYU Hospital thought it was prepared when it installed backup generators. During 2012’s deadly Hurricane Sandy, which claimed the lives of almost 300 people and left over 8 million people without power, over 200 patients in NYU hospital were forced to be evacuated when their backup generators failed. With a hospital plunged into darkness, some patients had to be carried down 15 flights of stairs with only a flashlight to guide them. As we’ve mentioned before in our article about “slips, trip, and falls”, visual impairment when walking down stair is one of the leading causes of workplace injuries; a task made even more challenging when done in the dark. NYU wasn’t the only hospital evacuate in the darkness. In fact, several NYC hospitals were also evacuated due to power failures. With over 178 million power outages each year in the US, how do you safely evacuate a building? JALITE egress markers and stair markers are manufactured to guide you to safety under any circumstances; our photoluminescent technology makes is clear to see in even the darkest conditions. Contact us for more information!
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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.