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Safety Signs and Symbols

Safety Signs and Symbols

Safety Signs and Symbols Since the early 1970's, National and International Standards bodies have been working to provide best practice in the design of graphical symbol safety signs. The ultimate goal is to communicate effectively with safety signs and symbols that are independent of language. With base work being done in the 1990's on the process of standardization and coordination of efforts from all over the world, the keystone International Standard ISO 7010 was born. ISO 7010 -2011 has now completed a further revision to cover the vast majority of safety signs and symbols common to the workplace. Many more are in the process of standardisation covering more specialised fields and to provide essential accreditation to the best practice available for all the presently standardised safety signs from many other ISO sources and the world. JALITE has participated in this process now for more than 20 years and offers the ultimate service of design and conformance to best practice standards. It is expected that ISO 7010 will be adopted as the National Standard by many countries and has now become the European Standard as ISO EN 7010.

JALITE Fire Safety Signs

JALITE Fire Safety Signs

JALITE Fire Safety Signs The following list gives an example of which elements would be covered by a JALITE fire safety signs survey: Means of Escape Signs (Exit and protected Fire or Emergency Exit): For a means of escape route to be effective, it is important that from any place within the building, occupants have directional information that will lead them to the nearest safe exit. It can be agreed to replace fire safety signs that do not conform to Standards and to look at placing additional signs where doubt may exist as to location of exits/fire exits. Note: “Above minimum requirements” will take notice of the overwhelming bank of research and evidence that directional signing at low location can significantly improve the possibilities of egress in difficult situations. Fire Safety Signs displayed within the whole visual field of high medium and low location offers the optimum way-guidance information and is a basis for Safety way-guidance systems. Mandatory Fire Door Signs: All escape routes have to be kept unobstructed and be accessible at all times. It is essential that fire doors are kept shut and that fire exits are kept clear. Emergency Door Opening Devices: The priority in any emergency requiring evacuation is to enable occupants to leave the building and reach a place of safety quickly. It is important that all escape and access mechanisms provided for use in an emergency are clearly identified and that operating instructions are clearly marked. Specific issues arise with the need to balance building security with ease of access to escape routes and free egress. Fire Action Notices: All occupants need to know what to do in the event of a fire and the procedures that need to be followed from a specific fire alarm call point. The essential training given can be reinforced with Fire Action Notices clearly visible and readable at all times. Evacuation and escape plans: The legal requirement in many jurisdictions should be fulfilled with clear and precise and correctly oriented plans. Evacuation and escape plans being essential for consultation during normal occupation of the building should also be seen in case of power failure. Escape plans are an integral part of fire safety signs. Fire Fighting Equipment Location Signs: Occupants always need to be aware of fire fighting equipment and alarm call points. These signs also identify the extinguisher type and the classes of fire it can be safely used on. A Fire Safety Signs Survey will examine their location and consider their capability to act as effective location devices in the area. Lift Signs: Lifts will normally not be used in the event of a fire. These fire safety signs will remind occupants not to use the lift in a fire situation. Identification of Hazards on and adjacent to the Means of Escape: These signs will help to identify hazards such as trip hazards, flammable substances and electrical hazards on 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. Method of Operation Signs: Signs such as “push”, “pull” and “turn to open” will enable occupants to operate doors quickly and easily. Safe Area Fire Safety Signs: Safe areas for disabled occupants are required to offer a temporarily safe space to await assistance for their evacuation. Most codes require these areas to be clearly identified by signs. Hazard Identification Signs: Where there are residual risks, it is important that occupants and firefighters are made aware of these risks, particularly when adjacent or within a means of escape route. Prohibition Signs: Prohibition fire safety signs are used to enforce control risk measures by identifying specific forbidden behaviour to reinforce and complement formal training. Personal Protective Equipment Signs: Where there is a requirement for safety clothing to be worn personal protective equipment signs act as a reminder to those in the vicinity. Exterior Fire Safety Signs: Exterior fire safety signs include assembly point signs and mandatory fire exit keep clear signs that may be required on the outside of fire exit doors in order that the route is kept free from obstructions.

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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Real Risks: Christmas Decorations at the Office

Real Risks: Christmas Decorations at the Office

Within the Christmas Season, it’s easy to get caught up in all the little things and forget about what’s important. According to FEMA, statistics show that the largest amount of structural fires happen within the Fall and Winter months (which would be from October to March). As of 2010, winter residential building fires estimated an average of 945 deaths, 3,825 injuries, and $1,708,000,000 in property damage. To limit  the risks from your office decorations and to find out  how to  prevent a fire this season FEMA has some tips you can find by going to their website. From all of us at Jalite to you, have a Happy and Safe Christmas!

JALITE Photoluminescent Products

JALITE Photoluminescent Products

JALITE photoluminescent products and materials have been designed, manufactured and supplied as the core products of its extensive range of safety signs and related risk reduction products since the early 1970s. JALITE Group manufacture photoluminescent fire, health and safety, means of escape safety signs and safety wayguidance system components as well as other photoluminescent products for safety applications worldwide. Safety signs are produced to the International Language of Safety Signs ISO EN 7010 and in many languages of the world. Other photoluminescent products include paints, marker tapes, photoline matting and high visibility clothing. Specialist signs are manufactured for marine and offshore applications.  

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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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