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Photoluminescent Signs and Safety Way Guidance Systems (SWGS)

Photoluminescent Signs and Safety Way Guidance Systems

Photoluminescent Signs and Safety Way Guidance Systems

In the event of an emergency, evacuation of the premises is important, and clear signage is necessary to show people the required procedures and point the way to the emergency exits. However, if there is a fire or a power outage, using a Safety Way Guidance System (SWGS) with photoluminescent signs is an effective way to provide clear signage and highlight stairway exits in poor lighting conditions.

Providing safe, clearly signed exits in the event of an emergency is a legal requirement. It is ensured symbols are compliant with BS EN 7010 and sign design meet requirements of BS ISO 3864 parts 1-4, to conform to BS ISO 16069.

All Safety Way Guidance Systems must conform to the standards set out in BS ISO 16069. This stipulates requirements that need to be met with regard to the design, installation and performance for both photoluminescent and electrical SWGS. Should an emergency occur, be it fire, smoke or power-outage, SWGS which are compliant with ISO 16069, offer clear and safe exit routes. The benefit of these systems is that they are coherent and understood by all, regardless of culture or language.

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How photoluminescent signs work

Photoluminescent signs work by storing energy from either a natural or artificial light source. If the light source is no longer available in the case of a fire or other emergency, then the energy in the sign releases in the form of protons to produce a green glow, often described as phosphorescence. The latest photoluminescent products are highly reliable and continue to light up signs and other SWGS components for several hours after the removal of the traditional light source. No power source is necessary for the SWGS components to work, although you do need to place the signs in areas where normal light sources are sufficient to recharge the photoluminescent materials.

The benefits of using a photoluminescent SWGS

With photoluminescent signage and Safety Way Guidance Systems (SWGS), you can clearly demonstrate a duty of care to employees, customers and any other person that may be in a building. No battery backup or additional power source is required, a photoluminescent SWGS will always operate if the light source fails or is obliterated by smoke, it requires minimal maintenance, it is cost effective and a completely reliable solution.

Safe guidance to nearest exit
SAFE GUIDANCE TO NEAREST EXIT

Highlights nearest Fire Exits, Fire Extinguisher locations & Alarm Points

Highly visible
HIGHLY VISIBLE THROUGH SMOKE

Reliable and unaffected by power failures and visible through smoke, reducing evacuation time by 30%

Maintenance free
MAINTENANCE FREE

Cost effective and low maintenance compared to electrically powered signs

Long lasting
LONG LASTING

Provides reassurance in emergencies like a blackout, without delay that frequently takes place with emergency lighting up on activation

Rechargeable
RECHARGEABLE

No external power source or batteries required saving energy & lives

Safe evacuation down stairways
SAFE EVACUATION DOWN STAIRWAYS

The exit route is clear and unambiguous, reducing incidents of slips, trips and falls

Easy to install
EASY TO INSTALL

Buy the complete SWGS solution, kits provide clear, easy-to-read instructions

Cost Effective
COST EFFECTIVE

Maintenance free, low cost, environmentally friendly and safe to handle

See Seton’s photoluminescent range in action

Seton’s photoluminescent range in action

The legislation

All Safety Way Guidance Systems must conform to the standards set out in BS ISO 16069. This stipulates requirements that need to be met with regard to the design, installation and performance for both photoluminescent and electrical SWGS. Should an emergency occur, be it fire, smoke or power-outage, SWGS which are compliant with ISO 16069, offer clear and safe exit routes. The benefit of these systems is that they are coherent and understood by all, regardless of culture or language. Occupants within your premises can be guided safely out of the building to a designated assembly/refuge point, in the event of an emergency. This is ensured as symbols must be compliant with BS EN 7010 and sign design must meet requirements of BS ISO 3864 parts 1-4, to conform to BS ISO 16069.

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