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JALITE high performance products from the flagship JALITE AAA technology to JLUME long decay products are used on many passenger aircraft, passenger ships, buses and trains. All forms of transportation and transportation infrastructure benefits from safety wayguidance systems that function independantly to electrical systems and traditional emergency lighting. Road tunnels and underground rail stations in particular are benefitting directly from the installation of performance photoluminescent way guidance systems from JALITE.
Warning sign in fire safety is for the identification of hazards on and adjacent to the Means of Escape: These JALITE signs will help to identify hazards such as trip hazards, flammable and hazardous substances and electrical hazards on and near 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. All JALITE photoluminescent safety signs provide extra visible cues in and adjacent to escape routes and help orientation in an emergency. They are a key element of education and training and being conspicuous in both the light and dark surroundings are a key reminder of safety. Each JALITE sign in the work or public environment is a beacon of light in power failure and an immediate, visible sign of an active safety policy.
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EXIT comes from 16th Century Latin verb Exire (third person singular of the verb Exire Ex = out Ire = go) used first in the theatrical sense he/she/it goes out. The word EXIT itself has, through common use over the ages, become a "symbol" for the door leading out of an enclosed area. EXIT has however a much broader use and often defined more generally as the way out of a troublesome situation. The one thing for sure is that in an emergency it is the goal to find the way to one as soon as possible and to move confidently towards the final EXIT door. It has been incredible over the last 25 years the number of opinions that have been voiced about how this can be done efficiently and effectively in the built environment and indeed building consensus at International level was very hard to come to but eventually was produced in ISO 16069. ISO 16069 has become the basis for all work and efforts for the specification and design of safety way guidance systems and especially for the detailed explanation and standardisation of the use of Exit signs and escape route direction signs. JALITE Exit Signs have the highest credentials and are the only company to produce the fully accredited ISO 7010 Emergency Exit signs meeting the requirements of ULC924 and are fully Listed.
Fire safety is rarely on the forefront of our minds. In our everyday lives, fire tragedies are things that happen to other people on the evening news. The truth is that 2,640 people died and 15,635 were injured in 484,500 fires in 2011, in the US alone. Fires are not a rarity; in the US there was a structure fire reported every minute in 2011. So, what can you do to help yourself, people you care about, employees, customers, and first responders? It’s simple. Clearly identify your emergency exits and ensure that they are accessible. Blocked emergency exits are a major problem all around the world; infamous events like Coconut Grove fire, the Station Night club, and now the Kiss Nightclub fire in Brazil. Others are well known because so many people were killed when their emergency exits were blocked. But others exist, just as tragic but less well known because there were fewer fatalities. Tragedies like this one can be prevented. Rick Ornberg, author and former firefighter, recently wrote an article on his blog about the importance of keeping emergency exits clear. “National fire codes are full of life-safety related requirements that were written following one of several major tragedies in the workplace, in schools and in places of public assembly. Many of those were written after incidents where piles of burned corpses were found stacked against a locked or blocked exit.” Ornberg wrote, in response to seeing several emergency exits blocked in local restaurants and businesses. One needs only to search blocked exits to see the truth in Ornber’s words; Wikipedia has an entire section dedicated to tragedies caused by blocked exits. If you see an exit being blocked at your workplace or where you eat and shop, will you do yourself and those around the service of mentioning it to someone in charge? If your place of work routinely has an exit blocked installing the appropriate sign is the least you can do to assist in keeping your facility and its occupants safe.
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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.