Before choosing a supplier of safety signs it is essential to have some knowledge of the risks, the legislations and the standards of best practices for safety signs.
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The year 2000 brought photoluminescent systems to the forefront for emergency light and escape path marking. JALITE Photoluminescent systems offer the unique solution to failsafe emergency light and emergency exit signs under any formal risk assessment.Read more
Why choose Jalite ?
A British family owned company with the highest standards and quality in photoluminescent fire safety signs. We pride ourselves on providing you as our valued authorised distributor with continued support for you and your customers. Our customer services team are only a phone call or email away to advise you and assist you.
- Established in 1983
- Made in Britain
- Fast delivery and lead times
- UK based customer services team
- Technical support for BSI and ISO info.
- Marketing and Literature resources
- 40 years of knowledge of Standards
- In house research and development
- Quality fire safety signs
- Market leading photoluminescent material
- Class C+ luminance performance
- Rigid and vinyl photoluminescent material
- BS EN ISO 7010:2020
- BS 5499-4:2013
- BS ISO 3864-1:2011
- DIN 67 510 Part 1:2020
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JALITE are committed to keeping our customers informed with all the pertinent news and updates to Legislation, British and International Standards, guidance, special offers and much more. Find these updates below.
Floor Identification signs! The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 made it a legal requirement that wayfinding signs; floor identification and flat directory signs, be installed in high rise residential buildings. A year on, JALITE are still inundated with questions about wayfinding and the implications for Responsible Persons alike. As a beacon for technical information, JALITE is innately wired to help our authorised distributors decipher the application of legislation. We are always equipped with our recommendations, ready to share our guidance to ensure that Responsible Persons such as yourselves can prove their competence as required. This comes as new legislation called for competence and compliance, and negligence of these requirements, be recorded throughout the history of building. Our last article on wayfinding, touched on the definition, need, and implications of wayfinding signs, without going into JALITE recommendations for these signs. With this in mind, we thought we would re-emphasise JALITE floor identification signs, that have been available as part of our standard range for some time now. You can have complete assurance that these signs are compliant to The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022; designed according to recommendations in Approved Document B. In this newsletter, we are mainly focusing on our standard JALITE floor identification signs, as we are conscious that flat directory signs will often be bespoke to building requirements. Although, we can fulfil these bespoke requirements for flat directory signs upon enquiry. What is Wayfinding? Wayfinding pertains to indicator signs that help fire and rescue services navigate unfamiliar environments such as in blocks of flats and high-rise residential buildings. According to Approved Document B, wayfinding signs should be easily legible and readable in low level lighting conditions, especially for firefighters during an emergency. JALITE photoluminescent wayfinding signs therefore effortlessly fulfil these requirements. for illustrative purposes only JALITE Recommendations for Wayfinding Signage: Although recommendations only legally require that wayfinding signs be installed in high rise residential buildings above 18m, JALITE are advocates for the full approach i.e. the application of wayfinding signs in other multioccupancy homes that are below 18m. This is not a legal requirement of course; however, as leaders in setting Standards for fire safety signs, working on the principles of best practice, JALITE naturally propose a holistic approach to wayfinding signs. This is reinforced by government suggestions, that states that ‘Responsible persons may wish to consider installing such signs in any other existing multi-occupied residential building’. With talks of these suggestions eventually becoming part of the regulations, there are opportunities for JALITE photoluminescent wayfinding signs to be installed, to aid the emergency services, minimise the risks to life safety in all instances. JALITE Photoluminescent Floor Identification Signage: Click here to open Contact us: JALITE are your trusted source of technical information and recommendations that are compliant to legislation, especially for wayfinding signs. We are committed to quality, a principle that underpins even the guidance that we give you. If you need help, further information, and quality wayfinding signs that will protect you and occupants of residential buildings, please contact us today on +44 (0) 1268 242300 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
With a new year ahead, we are embarking on a new journey at JALITE Group, allowing for a more seamless experience for our global community of authorised distributors. With a change of leadership in our sister company JALITE Asia, we have decided to offer our customers a means to premium customer services, technical support, and a centralised ordering service. We are committed to ensuring that our customers all over the world continue to receive the best services from JALITE Group. Farewell to Norris Wong, Director of JALITE Asia:Our new journey sees us bidding a heartfelt farewell to Norris Wong, after more than two decades as part of the JALITE family. Norris originally joined the JALITE Group in 2003, to advise us on the intricacies of marketing JALITE products in Hong Kong, and the Asia Pacific regions. As the role as part of JALITE Asia developed, Norris began building a network of contacts and authorised distributors in the region. JALITE Group extends our gratitude to Norris for her unwavering dedication and wish her the very best in all her future endeavours. JALITE Global Commitment:With the departure of Norris, we are excited to announce that JALITE PLC is now strategically positioned to directly serve our clients worldwide. This transition is designed to provide customer services, technical support, and a smooth experience for our valued customers wherever they are in the world. Important Contact Information Update for JALITE Asia Clients:All enquires and order for the Asia Pacific regions, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, and many other countries, will be handled by the JALITE team based in the UK. For any communication related to JALITE Asia, please ensure that you contact us exclusively through email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44(0) 1268 242 300, and no longer through Norris Wong’s previous email address Norris@jalite-asia.com.We appreciate your continued support, and we look forward to working with you as we embark on this new chapter in our global journey.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is photoluminescence? Photoluminescence is a special kind of phosphorescence. The energy needed to activate it is supplied by common light sources such as daylight, tungsten filament and fluorescent lights. Under sudden power loss situations, the material is conspicuous at some 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. How do the materials work? JALITE photoluminescent materials contain purpose designed inorganic phosphor compounds that are energised in seconds by the ultra violet and blue light wavelength energy that is present in nearly all light sources. This high-energy source is converted into a lower energy source of light. The lower energy light source is yellow-green, the colour most readily perceived by the human eye and as specified by safety signs standards. JALITE photoluminescent materials are non-radioactive and non-toxic and provide a strong light source. They are also self-extinguishing, so they carry on working when they are most needed. How is the material used? JALITE photoluminescent materials can be used for many safety applications, including: Life saving equipment identification Fire safety signs Health and safety signs Escape route marking Low location illumination Directional route marking tape The materials have already been successfully applied in the following sectors: Government Hospitals Chemicals Transport Power Industrial Navy Leisure Marine Education Financial Retail The materials are also suitable for use in a wide range of commercial applications. Why Signs? When an emergency occurs, the time between the lights going out and the emergency lights coming on, coupled with the sound of the fire alarm is the time when panic and confusion can set in. Photoluminescent safety signs emit a strong light source under sudden power loss situations. This helps people to orientate themselves to ensure that they can evacuate efficiently and effectively Will Photoluminescence replace traditional lighting? JALITE photoluminescent materials were originally designed to complement existing emergency lighting systems but continuous improvements in luminance performance mean that in certain circumstances high quality photoluminescent products can replace emergency lighting. They can be sited at waist or skirting level so they can still function if the ceiling lights become obscured by smoke. Similarly, life saving appliances and fire fighting equipment become more visible and are easily located in an emergency. Some emergency lighting can take up to 15 seconds to activate. In these instances, photoluminescence can be a lifesaver. Are signs required above extinguishers? The requirement for any safety sign is determined by the formal risk assessment. In respect to fire fighting equipment including fire alarms the test is quite simple. Can they be identified and located quickly and effectively in an emergency? Do all the building occupants know the exact location of this vital equipment? If the answer is likely to be no to any extent then the Health and Safety (Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations requires the use of appropriate markings or signs. The most important parts of any risk assessment is objective data. The only data we have on this subject is that from Essex Fire & Rescue who have states that a large percentage of employees do not know the location of their fire extinguishers. If this is the case there is clear evidence that they need to be appropriately signed.
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JALITE has been in business since 1983 with the brand JALITE and we are proud to be the pioneers of all the main applications for photoluminescent 'See in the Dark' safety products.
Over 109 countries
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.