ILR Safety is an owner run business specializing in the design and manufacture of Emergency Exit egress solutions.
Founded on the product Safe-T-Punch™, a simple solution to providing a reliable means of operating a toughened glass emergency exit as often found in buses, trains, ferries, cars and buildings.
The product Safe-T-Punch™ was invented as a result of a tragic bus disaster in 1985 in which 42 school children drowned when the bus in which they were traveling veered off a dam wall, entered the water and sank in an instant. The emergency exits did not operate.
Mr Ivan le Roux undertook the challenge to find a scientific solution to the problem. Over a period of 30 years the technology comprising a Safe-T-Punch™ emergency egress system was refined. This technology which in essence is a reliable delivery mechanism for a hard material impact tip capable of penetrating Toughened glass. When the device is struck a chain reaction of scientifically evaluated events occur resulting in the instantaneous destruction of the emergency exit window within the abilities of an adolescent female.
This technology was evaluated by the Council for Scientific and industrial Research (CSIR), the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and Wintech United Kingdom, a UKAS Accredited testing facility.
Safe-T-Punch™ is deemed fit for purpose under the requirements of UN ECE R107 for a “device with which to break readily breakable safety glass…”and is exported to more than 17 countries world-wide.
Safe-T-Punch™ is used on many world leading automotive brands where it is fitted as standard equipment on their production lines and as a retrofit-able option to improving passenger safety.
Safe-T-Punch™ has won the following awards: 2001 SABS Design Institute Award for design excellence, A Design for Development Award for improving the quality of life and the prestigious SABS Design institute’s Chairman’s award in the engineering category.
Safe-T-Punch™ is a Registered Trademark and is Patented and Design Registered Internationally. Current Intellectual Property and updated designs affords Safe-T-Punch™ unprecedented international exclusivity.
Safe-T-Punch™ is fast becoming the international norm and with a successful network of distribution and contract supply customers is set to become the established method of ensuring that any toughened glass emergency exit will perform in a lifesaving manner.
Throughout its lifespan Safe-T-Punch™ has been called many things and you may have heard of us by another name; we’re known as Safety Punch, SafetyPunch, SafeTPunch, safety button, punch device, window breaker, STP, STP’s, pin punch, pinpunch, snappunch, quickpunch and safepunch; a device with which to break readily-breakable safety glass.
Whatever name you call it, we’re still saving lives! ILR Safety CC are the original inventors and manufacturers of this life-saving technology.