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12-20-2009

SafeSIGN passed all testing requirements!


SafeSIGN has passed all testing requirements for the new 2009 International Building Code Section 1024 – Luminous Egress Path Markings.

6-10-2009

The new IFC and IBC 2009 edition requirements


The new IFC and IBC 2009 edition requires approved luminous egress path markings delineating the exit path to be installed in buildings of Groups A,B,E,I,M and R-1 having occupied floors located more then 75 feet above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access.

5-16-2009

2009 editions of the International Fire Code (IFC) and the International Building Code (IBC)


The International Code Council has published the 2009 editions of the International Fire Code(IFC) and the International Building Code (IBC), both of which have included new requirements for Luminous Egress Path Marking systems to be installed in most existing and new high-rise buildings in the United States.

6-09-2005

SafeSIGN passed all NYC Local Law 26 Testing Requirements for Indoor applications


We are delighted to announce that SafeSIGN Photoluminescent Foor and Stair Tread Marking System have been tested to, met and exceeded all five of the required testings for the NYC Local Law 26 Requirements as of this week.

Local Law 26(2004) of the New York Building Code requires the approved photoluminescent stairway system to meet the following testing standards for Indoor applications : ASTM D4828 (Practical Washability), SMP 800-C (Toxic Gas Generation), ASTM E162 (Flame Spread), ASTM D3648 (Radioactivity), ISO 17398,7.11 (Brightness Rating with 2 ft. cdl charging light source).

SafeSIGN has conducted all tests with laboratories on the published NYC MEA-recognized laboratories list. Results have shown that SafeSIGN has exceeded all testing requirements.

SafeSIGN is currently in the process of application for the NYC MEA listing number. Which is expected to be granted very shortly without much delay.

SafeSIGN has developed a complete Turn-Key, End-to-End aluminum-based solution for the building owners/managements of the City of New York. Please contact us to schedule a building walk-through and estimate today!

We are updating our Website to included our catalogue for the NYC Stairway Pathmarking System, Please check back with us for the latest info!

detailed testing results can be provided upon request, please contact us at sales@safesigncorp.com.


6-09-2005

NYC Reference Standard RS 6-1 and RS 6-1A signed into Law


The technical reference standard of Local Law 26(2004), regarding photoluminescent stair path-marking systems, has been officially signed into law. The long-debated techinical specifications of the stairway marking system has been finalized.


3-18-2005

SafeSIGN is slip-resistant for both Dry and Wet


We are delighted to announce that SafeSIGN Photoluminescent Foor and Stair Tread Marking System has been additionally tested and certified to ASTM C1028 "Standard Test Method for determining the Static Coefficient of Friction (COF) of flooring products." for both dry and wet conditions, and results have shown that SafeSIGN has achieved COF ratings of 0.8 (Dry) and 1.10(Wet), which meets and exceeds the ADA/OSHA recommended slip-resistance rating of COF 0.6 for "accessible horizonal routes" (the greater the value, the more slip-resistance is the product.)

SafeSIGN is the first PL system available to achieve slip-resistance rating without the need of a clear scuffy-top surface coating. SafeSIGN floor and tread marking products exhibits a smooth surface finish, which is easier to clean, less likely to accumulate dust particles which may diminish the ability of the system to absorb and recharge light energy over time. In the end, SafeSIGN system will provide consistant, reliable emergency illumination during emergency evacuation.

SafeSIGN also demostrated enhanced slip-resistance properties during wet conditions - An important consideration when choosing a PL stairway system, since stairway may often be wet during emergency evacuation if the fire sprinkler system has been activated. we recommand building management and owners when selecting PL systems for floor or stair tread applications, to look for slip resistance ratings for both dry and wet conditions, in order to ensure maximum protection for the evacuees, as well as from possible fall-injury liabililty risks.

By using SafeSIGN , you can be further ensured that the evacues will be more protected from possible slip-and-fall injuries during emergency evacuations


3-15-2005

SafeSIGN developing new solution for handrails


SafeSIGN is currently developing an aluminum-based solution for continuous handrail marking for stairways.

This has been an unsolved problem in the past as typical railrails in the stairways are cylindrically-shaped, currently the only available product which can be used for this application has been vinyl tapes, however, with the curvature of the cylindrical handrail, it posed a challenge even for vinyl tapes to stay perminantly attached to the handrails, especially with stairways that are regularly used.

By developing an aluminum-based solution, we are hoping to provide an improved permanent solution to continuous handrail markings. Check back with us to find out the latest developments in this solution!


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12-20-2009 SafeSIGN passed all testing requirements!
SafeSIGN has passed all testing requirements for the new 2009 International Building Code Section 1024 – Luminous Egress Path Markings.
6-09-2009 The new IFC and IBC 2009 edition requirements
The new IFC and IBC 2009 edition requires approved luminous egress path markings delineating the exit path to be installed in buildings of Groups...
5-16-2009 2009 editions of the International Fire Code (IFC) and the International Building Code (IBC)
The International Code Council has published the 2009 editions of the International Fire Code(IFC) and the International Building Code (IBC), both of which have included new requirements for...
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