Emergency Exit Specialists

Our Story  -   SAFE-T-PUNCH™

SAFE-T-PUNCH™ was invented in 1991 by Ivan le Roux. Inspiration for creating a better emergency window technology. stems from a tragic South African disaster where 42 school children drowned inside a submerged bus.
SAFE-T-PUNCH™ has undergone many refinements over the years.  Caring, passion and commitment towards saving lives has resulted in the development of the modern range of sophisticated SAFE-T-PUNCH™ products seen, used internationally.

Pia le Roux joined the ILR Safety CC team in 2006 as Director and CFO.  As a small family-run business, her grit and tireless support have been the backbone of the ongoing success of SAFE-T-PUNCH™.  It is globally recognised as an essential lifesaving device.

The original SAFE-T-PUNCH™ is still made under the care of its inventor who is the Technical Director of ILR Safety CC.  In 2016 ILR Safety CC achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification and in 2020 upgraded its quality management system to ISO 9001:2015 certification.
SAFE-T-PUNCH™ has become the internationally accepted generic term for an emergency window glass-break device.
SAFE-T-PUNCH™ is a truly successful South African invention.


ave Lives

Our History in Documents
Survivor Testimonial
Westdene Bus Disaster