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Welcome to the official Safe-T-Punch™

Science in service of safety.

Safe-T-Punch™ is a highly sophisticated patented device that has only one purpose – to break readily breakable safety glass in a scientifically proven reliable manner.

This performance tested device offers unsurpassed ability to any person in need of escape through an Emergency Window.

Safe-T-Punch™ can be retrofitted to any compliant designated emergency window. This cutting edge low tech safety technology is required for fitment to emergency windows as found in:- Buses, Taxies, Trains, Shipping vessels, River boats, Buildings, Mobile homes, Armored vehicles, Limousines, Cars, Trucks, Construction equipment, Yellow metal, Plant and machinery, Police cruisers, Ambulances, Emergency response vehicles and any environment where instant emergency egress may be of life saving importance.

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  1. Safe-T-Punch™ is applicable to all countries that have adopted UN ECE R107.
  2. Safe-T-Punch is suitable as a means of creating an escape route from any toughened glass enclosed area. This includes road vehicles, rail cars and locomotives as well as marine vessels, plant and machinery and buildings
  3. It does not discriminate against the users age or ability and is not dependent on skill training or dexterity
  4. Hitting a red emergency button is universally recognized as an emergency action
  5. All vehicles are made in a similar manner
  6. All passengers share an equal right to be provided with emergency escape in the event of a disaster
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Test reports
  1. Wintech
  2. CSIR
  3. SABS
  4. Many thousands of in-house tests
  5. Successfully tested underwater for the Royal Coastguard
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Testimonials
  1. Supreme court evidence
  2. Sena Windows – long standing collaborative business relationship.
  3. Existing customers – MAN, Unitrans, Transnet (Trains), Fastenal
  4. Press articles
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The simple solution

All readily-breakable safety glass emergency windows are required to be a specified size, glass type (UN ECE R43 toughened glass) and be suitably located. These readily-breakable window panes are weather proof and permanently fitted in the chassis window openings. It is therefore, a logical choice to satisfy the above technical requirements by allowing for new and existing conforming windows to be equipped with a Safe-T-Punch™ glass breaking device.

The UK Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) accepts the Safe-T-Punch™ device as fit for purpose and it conforms to the UN ECE R107 technical requirements for emergency windows and emergency hatches. Independent UKAS accredited performance tests confirm the efficacy of Safe-T-Punch™ to break readily-breakable safety glass.

The internationally tested Safe-T-Punch™ device and its homologated accompanying operating instructions are easily and permanently attached in its place of operation on the emergency window glass itself. Each Safe-T-Punch™ device is equipped with a removable security tag that prevents unintended activation.


Safe-T-Punch™ technology is suitable for single and double glazing readily-breakable emergency window applications. It is capable of breaking readily-breakable toughened safety glass of all varying thicknesses as required by the regulations. Safe-T-Punch™ works under water.

Using Safe-T-Punch™ is the easiest and most economical way to produce robust, low maintenance, fully compliant emergency windows that can be instantly operated by any person in an emergency.

Safe-T-Punch™ – Save Lives

The Current Regulations

UN ECE R107 – Uniform provisions concerning the approval of category M2 or M3 vehicles with regard to their general construction:– Technical requirements for emergency windows.

“7.6.8.2.2. Be made of readily-breakable safety glass. This latter provision precludes the possibility of using panes of laminated glass or of plastic material. A device shall be provided adjacent to each emergency window, readily available to persons inside the vehicle, to ensure that each window can be broken.”

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Safe-T-Punch™ Products

A robust mechanical device with a diameter of 30mm, ideally suited for use in smaller buses and minibuses. This device was developed bespoke for Wrightbus and it has undergone UKAS accredited independent tests on 5mm certified toughened glass.  View Product

Safe-T-Punch™ 30N

A robust mechanical device with a diameter of 30mm, ideally suited for use in smaller buses and minibuses. This device was developed bespoke for Wrightbus and it has undergone UKAS accredited independent tests on 5mm certified toughened glass.

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The original Safe-T-Punch device, its design spans 20 years with the most widespread international use. Extensive in-house and accredited tests have been performed on this device. Winner of the prestigious DISA Chairman’s award for engineering and design excellence. The Safe-T-Punch STP40NX is the above device with a long life UV protection coating for extreme conditions.  View Product

Safe-T-Punch™ 40N

The original Safe-T-Punch device, its design spans 20 years with the most widespread international use. Extensive in-house and accredited tests have been performed on this device. Winner of the prestigious DISA Chairman’s award for engineering and design excellence. The Safe-T-Punch STP40NX is the above device with a long life UV protection coating for extreme conditions.

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This device is designed for unusual applications. The STP40D is such a device offering unique capabilities such as successfully breaking curved toughened glass and has extra penetration capability. This device is unique in that it can be retrofitted to toughened glass double glazing assemblies with an air gap of up to 1mm to 20mm.  View Product

Safe-T-Punch™ 40D

This device is designed for unusual applications. The STP40D is such a device offering unique capabilities such as successfully breaking curved toughened glass and has extra penetration capability. This device is unique in that it can be retrofitted to toughened glass double glazing assemblies with an air gap of up to 1mm to 20mm.

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This sophisticated device is the most cost effective and efficient self-rescue emergency window escape device available with a profile of only 9mm high. It has undergone UKAS accredited independent tests on 6mm certified toughened glass and submerged tests on 8mm glass. It checks all the boxes including price in comparison to other glass breaking devices.  View Product

Safe-T-Punch™ 50FA

This sophisticated device is the most cost effective and efficient self-rescue emergency window escape device available with a profile of only 9mm high. It has undergone UKAS accredited independent tests on 6mm certified toughened glass and submerged tests on 8mm glass. It checks all the boxes including price in comparison to other glass breaking devices.

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Safe-T-Punch™ STP50/40FA combination for Double or Multiple glazing

This combination is the gold standard when OE manufacturing new double glazed emergency window assemblies. Each glass layer is equipped with its own device as required by the regulations thereby ensuring the successful breaking of an otherwise difficult to break double or multiple glazing toughened glass emergency window assembly. Its 9mm profile is easily accommodated between glass layers with an airgap of 10mm or more.

Statement of fact
  1. Safe-T-Punch™ is new technology that takes Emergency Windows out of an era of unknowns.
  2. Safe-T-Punch™ is a Device not a modified hammer type tool
  3. Safe-T-Punch™ is scientific
  4. Safe-T-Punch™ is made from qualified materials
  5. Safe-T-Punch™ is the worlds most evaluated Emergency Window Device
  6. Safe-T-Punch™ is fit for purpose
  7. Safe-T-Punch™ is cost effective
  8. Safe-T-Punch™ is simple to install
  9. Safe-T-Punch™ – Save Money, Save Time, Save Lives
Expert opinion
  1. Safe-T-Punch™ is deemed fit for purpose by the VCA UK
  2. DVSA outcome – A UK government department
  3. SABS Design Institute Awards – With a panel of judges comprising of engineers, Professors and many recognised astute members of the industrial design professions.
  4. Wintech test report and video- A UKAS accredited specialist glass testing facility.
Figures
  1. 100 000’s of Safe-T-Punch™ devices are in use globally
  2. 60-70% of buses operating in the UK are fitted with Safe-T-Punch™ devices.
  3. There are 1000’s of bus accidents every year, from minor to disastrous.
  4. There are many press reports of passengers who were still capable after an accident yet remained trapped inside the vehicle.
  5. We have written proof of and the testimony from a survivor of the 1985 Westdene bus disaster. In this submersion accident the emergency exits of the bus did not operate 42 high school children drowned as a result.
  6. Also see the 2003 Saulspoort bus disaster judicial enquiry where 51 adults drowned trapped inside a submerged bus.
  7. Recently in France 42 pensioners burned to death in a bus equipped with escape hammers.
  8. Millions of people are effected by emergency exits on a daily basis.
  9. 1000’s of capable innocent passengers have died when the emergency exits provided failed.
  10. The list of disasters is very long and still growing.
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Timeline

1991 The Safe-T-Punch is Invented by Ivan le Roux in South Africa

2001 SABS Design Institute award for engineering excellence 

2003 Saulspoort bus disaster

2004 Saulspoort bus disaster inquiry

2007 Punch Systems Canada appointed as an agent

2008 First international sale of Safe-T-Punch to Wrightbus

2009 In South Africa UN ECE R107 is introduced for all taxies first registered after 1 July 2009 (SANS20107)

2014 New patents and design registrations in 42 countries (Europe, North America, Canada, Brazil, India, China, Russia, Japan, New Zealand, Indonesia, Israel and South Africa)

2016 ILR Safety CC achieves ISO9001:2008 Certification

2018 PLR Distribution Pty Ltd appointed as international distributor for Safe-T-Punch products,

2019 DVSA investigation into the efficacy of Safe-T-Punch

2020 ILR Safety achieves ISO9001:2015 certification

2020 Proud member of UITP : – PLR Distribution Pty Ltd South Africa  www.uitp.org/members/

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Disasters

  • There are thousands of bus accidents every year, from minor to disastrous.
  • The risk of a disaster occurring is real and unpredictable.
  • Many press reports tell of passengers who were unharmed after an accident yet remained trapped inside the vehicle.
  • We have written proof of, and the testimony from a survivor, of the 1985 Westdene bus In this submersion accident the emergency exits of the bus did not operate and 42 high school children drowned as a result. See survivor testimony.
  • 2003 Saulspoort dam bus disaster judicial enquiry where 51 adults drowned whilst trapped inside a submerged bus.
  • 2011 Knysna bus disaster 12 primary school children drown behind emergency exit windows that had failed
  • In France 43 pensioners burned to death in a bus equipped with escape hammers
  • In 2019 a shopping mall fire in Kemerovo Siberia claimed the lives of 64 trapped people when the glass door emergency exits were found locked

The Safe-T-Punch™ advantage and benefit is clear.

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SAFE-T-PUNCH™ Emergency Exit Device

Safe Hammer

Common Emergency Hammer
Permanent Fitment to glassPortable and subject to theft
Controlled robust mechanismUnstable mechanism
Independent UKAS accredited Performance testedNo controlled and repeatable performance test possible
Measurable resultsUnmeasurable results
Successfully operated by children (12yrs) and the elderlyUnsuccessfully handled by children and the elderly
Manufactured using strict ISO9001:2015 quality controls and risk assessmentsUnknown quality controls applied
Easy, quick and cost effective to installCostly and complex installation
Fully homologatedCompromised homologation
DeviceTool
Tungsten carbide Impact tip is material suitability testedAny steel tip
Operates and breaks toughened safety glass with 3 joules force application to ensure no injuries to the operatorNo controlled angle of impact and strength testing possible, injuries not unlikely
Meets the American 270N force application as per FMVSS 217Unknown, generally not accepted under FMVSS 217
Safe-T-Punch™ Saves livesEscape hammers are questionable

ISO 9001:2015 Certification