Emergency Equipment and First Aid – Are yours easy to find?
The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 requires the responsible person, or employer, to ensure that safety signs are provided and maintained in circumstances where there is a significant risk to health and safety. Specifically, BS EN ISO 7010, a register of Standardised Safety Signs, prescribes safety signs for the purpose of accident prevention, fire protection, hazard identification, health and safety instruction as well as emergency evacuation in the workplace and public areas. For example, Automated Emergency Defibrillator Location Signs, First Aid Call Point Signs and Disability Assistance Signs that may be required in life saving circumstances.
In the event of an emergency, the last thing anyone wants to do, is frantically search for the first aid kit or even possibly a Defibrillator – time is of the essence. Therefore, when describing available equipment the safety sign should show clearly where that equipment is. Jalite’s Panoramic Safety Signs, stand out from the wall, whilst illuminating at the same time, making them easy to find and less inconspicuous for occupants and emergency services.
Legislation requires safety signs to maintain their intrinsic features during an emergency, meaning an illuminated sign that requires some form of power must be provided with a guaranteed emergency supply in the event of a power cut, which can often happen during the event of a fire.
Jalite’s photoluminescent (glow in the dark) material that illuminates in a power failure or when smoke obscures the lighting makes Jalite AAA the ideal material for life-saving signs. Ensuring our collective protection to prevent injury, harm and death.
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Published July 2018