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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

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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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Career challenges in JALITE safety products

Career challenges in JALITE safety products

The following positions are presently open in Head Office Sales Coordinator Product Manager Technical Service Coordinator Graphic Designer Sales and Marketing positions are open in both JALITE INC and JALITE Asia Ltd   Interested ambitious and extremely dedicated candidates are invited to send detailed CV and accompanying letter in own hand writing to JALITE PLC by mail or be e-mail to enquiries@jalite.com    

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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

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JALITE Multiple Safety Signs

JALITE Multiple Safety Signs

JALITE Multiple safety signs are purpose designed complete safety messages to handle risk situations that may arise as a result of human operations or interactions. They cover a warning of the hazard that may arise and the prohibited behaviour and mandatory actions that are to be followed to mitigate the potential risk. JALITE Multiple safety signs are designed according to design principles using graphical symbols and text to provide a comprehensive safety message. A full range of products are available for example for the many different deluge and extinguishing systems used to protect certain areas in work places and installations. JALITE product literature is associated with this article to illustrate standard JALITE Multiple safety sign products. If you have a specific risk situation that you wish to minimize with the use of a purpose designed multiple safety sign please ask your JALITE Distributor or send us you problem and we will see to it that your problem is solved. sales@jalite.com

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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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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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