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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.
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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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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 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.
At 8pm the evening of August 10, 1903 in Paris’ popular Couronnes underground subway passengers anxiously awaited to make their way home. Then an empty train that had caught fire made its way into the station. While at first thought to be under control, the fire soon grew and overwhelmed the stations. With the power cut and smoke quickly spreading, it claimed the lives of 84 people. While this is one of the earliest tunnel tragedies, it certainly wasn’t the last: - On November 18, 1987 31 people were killed when a similar fire broke out in the King’s Cross tube tunnels when they became disoriented and trapped by darkness and smoke. - On March 24, 1999 truck fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel in the Alps killed 38 people who were trapped in the tunnel and unsure of what to do. - On December 2, 2012 the collapse of the Sasago Tunnel in Japan killed 9 people and trapped many more when concrete paneling from the ceiling of the tunnel collapsed and ignited vehicles below. Preventing such tragedies may not be possible, but there are ways to prepare for them that enhances the safety of our citizens using tunnels. According to the US Fire Association the number one cause of death in a fire is smoke inhalation, not the actual flames. As was the case in the tunnel disasters stated above: inhaling toxic smoke was the leading cause of death. Knowing how to exit is key to surviving any fire and it’s no different in a tunnel. AAA.com has a safety checklist for what to do if in a tunnel emergency. In the event of a fire the checklist states that you should not try to extinguish a car fire unless it has just started, and if it is not possible to extinguish the fire to leave immediately through the nearest emergency exit. Photoluminescent markings provide a reliable and highly visible way to identify exits throughout a tunnel. Charged by the ambient light they’re always ready for service. That’s why you’ll find JALITE egress markers and safety signs light the way in many tunnels today. Such tunnels include: - The Hindhead Tunnel in London, England. - The Cross Harbor Tunnel in Hong Kong, China - The SeaTac Tunnel in Seattle, Washington - The Lincoln Tunnel in New York City, New York - And more!
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.
Using photoluminescent technology JALITE UL Listed Exit signs harvest the energy from existing light sources in your facility to provide a long lasting and highly visible sign, even after a loss of power. JALITE UL924 Listed Photoluminescent Exit Signs come in Red or to be recommended safety Green and have convenient field applied chevrons to indicate direction when necessary. They are also available in printed PVC or Aluminum and products have been designed to meet both the 50 feet and 75 feet observation requirments after 90 minutes of total darkness. JALITE has pionnered the design and listing of UL924 Listed Exit signs using the ISO 7010 Graphical symbol with the meaning EXIT. A dedicated product site is available for UL 924 Listed EXIT signs at www.ul-exit-sign.com
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.
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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.