Wayout Safety News

Apr 30 2015 Gazmania and the AFL Footy Show:

Way Out helps the Spirit lure Garry Lyon to Tasmania

In a campaign to get the Footy Show to broadcast the show live in Tasmania,  Way Out showed some Spirit to make the star feel at home…


Apr 14 2015 – Way Out is declared a finalist in the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame 

We are delighted toa nnounce that Way Out has been recommended by the judging panel to be a finalish in the 2015 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame, in the Small Manufacturer of the Year catrgory. The gala is the premier event of the Manufacturing Sector, celebrating Victorian manufacturing excellence.

The award recipients will be announced at a black tie gala dinner to be hosted by the Minister for Industry, The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP at the Palladium Ballroom, on May 26th.


Nov 2014 – Socceroo’s House gets the Eco-Crystal Treatment

Eco-Crystal recently won a tender to re-render Socceroo Tim Cahill’s home which will be featured soon in Vogue Magazine. The decision to choose Eco Crystal was due to its superior UV stability and durability when compared to the previously used cracked and faded render.

Socceroo's House gets the Eco-Crystal Treatment


Oct 2014 – ISO 9001 Certification

Over the last 9 months Way Out Evacuation Systems has been working closely with Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance to ensure that their internal quality management systems and processes are compliant with the AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 standards. As of 6th October, 2014 Way Out was issued with the certificate of approval. This is an important milestone as it allows Way Out to be included on global supply chains for the prime contractors working in defence as well as other major industry projects (e.g. mining, gas and transportation) which require this level of accreditation.


Aug 2014 – White Photoluminescent Products

A range of new products based on white luminescence are currently being developed and trialled. These include grab rails, mining helmets and an off road vehicle!!

New mine spec underground vehicle launched

This project was completed by D&M Spray painting using their robotic paint system and Way Out’s proprietary white luminous pigment. Additionally, the grab rails are currently being trialled by St.Vincents Hospital.


Aug 2014 – New Navy Ship Funnel Signs

Way Out won the tender to supply the funnel signs for the 2 new Australian navy vessels. The signs are approx. 1.5m by 1.2m and are made using Vitreous Enamel techniques which provide a 20 year guarantee in the harsh environment experienced by operational warships.

Navy Ship Funnel Signs


Aug 2014 – Sentinel Emergency Evacuation Procedures

Over the last three months there has been great interest in Sentinel from a range of customers including international Oil & Gas producers, Hospitals, Transport companies and large mines.Speed-Tec Sentinel is a cloud based, concise, Information Resource targeted at assisting your Emergency Response Team and the Emergency Services during a Major Incident. Applicable to all crisis situations, this unique Emergency Information Delivery Vehicle guides the user through a logical information sequence, prioritised to ensure the Safety of Life, the Protection of the Environment and the Preservation of Assets.


July 2014 – NCC Compliant EXIT Signs.

The first production run of the new NCC compliant EXIT signs has been completed and the signs are now selling.


May 2014 – ASTM E2073-10 (54Lux) EXIT Signs.

Way Out is pleased to announce that they have upgraded their production process to produce a new version of EXIT sign which fully complies with the new Building Code of Australia. The signs have been tested against the stringent requirements of 54 Lux excitation and after 90 minutes maintain a brightness of 41 mcd/m2 which far exceeds the Australian standard of 30 mcd/m2 (ref Downloads). The new exit signs are now in production and will replace existing Way Out signage.


May 2014 – White Photoluminescent Grab Rails.

Way Out is pleased to announce a new photoluminescent grab rail which has been developed using a white luminescent pigment. This product is ideal for Aged Care, Hospitals and Industrial Sites.


April 2014 – Building Code of Australia

The new Building Code of Australia is scheduled for formal release in May 2014 and will be accompanied by a series of workshops and seminars around the country. A brief summary of some of these changes is contained in the ABR online edition.

The new code addresses two areas of interest for Way Out:

  1. For the first time, Photoluminescent based EXIT signs will be allowed in Class 2 to Class 9 buildings. The specifications for size and luminosity have been defined within the standard and Way Out is developing a range of products which meet the requirements of the new code. These products are scheduled for general release to coincide with the new code in early May. The potential savings associated with installation, operations and maintenance of a Photoluminescent EXIT sign versus a powered EXIT sign are significant. The PL approach provides a compelling alternative for large organisations with 100’s of Powered EXIT signs, requiring 24/7 electricity consumption and expensive testing and maintenance programs.
  2. Two new standards have been included in the code : AS 4586-2013 Slip Resistance Classification and AS 4663-2013 Slip Resistance Measurement Standards. The Way Out range of stair nosings  and anti slip products exceed the anti-slip requirements detailed in the standard. The stair nosings are available in a variety of colours and there is the option to include a photoluminescent strip. In conjunction with the PL EXIT signs, these nosings are ideal for high rise stair wells and emergency escape routes as well as stadia and transport. The anti-slip glass products are especially suitable for marine applications where the anti slip nature of the glass coating actually increases when wet.


Jan. 2014 – Venture Capital

Way Out is currently seeking equity partners to fund our agressive sales and marketing programme in the USA, Middle East, Asia and Europe. For further details contact business development Manager Andrew Judd.


Feb. 2014 – Singapore Air Show

Way Out was represented recently at the Singapore Air Show by Thomas Man, our newly appointed distributor.

Thomas will be on the Team Defence Australia stand at the Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference in Kuala Lumpur on 14-17 April 2014. If you’re attending, please feel free to say hello.


Dec. 2013 – Glow in the dark Football Give-Away

The glow in the dark football at our AusRAIL PLUS 2013 stand was won by Russell Bancroft who happened to be a Carlton supporter so our BDM Andrew Judd got his son Chris to sign it for him. Congratulations Russell!


Dec. 2013 – Welding onto Floor Coverings

Wayout is currently involved with a Low Location Exit Path Markings (LLEPM) project for the Velocity trains in South Australia. This work is based on the US LLEPM standards and involves a world first method of integrating a luminous wayfinding system directly onto the floor coverings. The benefit of this approach is that the markings cannot be removed or vandalized. These pathway markings are also anti slip.

Wayout Evacuation Systems is perfectly placed to work with partners and/or customers in implementing these standards on any form of transportation.


Nov. 2013 – Changes to building regulations

The latest edition of the new ABR online edition includes changes to both anti-slip and photoluminescence standards. The document looks at the current demand for low cost energy efficient systems for identifying exits.


Nov. 2013 – AusRail Plus Exhibition & Trade Show

Wayout will be exhibiting at the AusRail Plus Exhibition & Trade Show in Sydney on November 26-28. We will be demonstrating our latest products and meeting with customers and business partners.