EXITVUE

OVERVIEW

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is requiring all Australian state and territory road and transport departments, when inspecting buses, including coaches and mini-buses, that they ensure the perforated vinyl film installed on certain emergency exit windows comply with the relevant legislation and regulations governing this area.  In this instance, it is the Australian Design Rules (ADR) 44 and 58.  In addition, the NHVR have written an inspection manual and vehicle standards guide for the government departments to follow. 

Essentially, the road/transport inspectors will be requiring from the bus company (that is, the bus owner or operator) to submit the evidence the perforated film has been tested by an appropriately qualified independent certifier.  The tests must verify for the type of emergency exits on the bus with the fitted perforated film comply with the applicable ADRs.

Clear Focus One Way Vision sent ExitVue to an unrestricted licensed vehicle certifier to conduct these tests.  The tests confirmed that ExitVue when fitted to an emergency exit window in accordance to our instructions, comply with ADRs 44 and 58.  

We recommend applying ExitVue on all bus windows, in accordance with the regulations, so that the same hole size and perforation pattern is consistent across all bus windows.  In addition, this also ensures ExitVue is applied to the emergency exit.  If a different perforated film was used for the other non-emergency exits, there is a possibility the installer may accidentally install it also on an emergency exit, resulting in non-compliance.  To avoid this scenario, apply ExitVue to all bus windows that require One Way Vision. 

Please note, using standard industry application techniques for applying perforated vinyl to windows is not enough to gain compliance, even if ExitVue was installed.  It is vital that our ExitVue procedures are followed, to ensure the bus is accepted for compliance.  These procedures are available for download via the link at the bottom of this page.

MATCHING LAMINATE

Matching overlaminate is Clear Focus CurvaLam.  However, do not overlaminate emergency exit windows, as this may void the compliance andprevent the successful use of the exit window in an emergency.  

WHERE TO APPLY?

Primary Locations
  • Emergency exit "break glass" windows on road based mass transit vehicles, such as buses, coaches
Other Locations
  • Windows behind the driver on buses and coaches

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

ExitVue is a polymeric calendered PVC perforated window film.  It is white on the printable side and black on the adhesive side.  ExitVue has a 2mm perforation hole, which is the largest hole size in our range.  For every square metre of film, 50% of the film has been perforated.  The combination of 2mm hole size and 50% perforation pattern gives ExitVue a very high Visible Light Transmittance value.  This means that it provides emergency service workers the ability to see into the bus in an emergency.

ExitVue is available in 1370mm width roll.  ExitVue is available in the SL liner, which is only printable in the solvent and latex machines.  The SL liner is a single layer paper liner, which is more suited to the heat in latex printers.  The film has been designed to disengage when minimal force is exerted, so that the successful operation of an exit window in an emergency is not impeded.

RECOMMENDATIONS

For ExitVue, we recommend the following:

  • Apply to side and rear windows behind the driver, not just the emergency exit window;
  • Follow our ExitVue Procedures, such as cutting a grid pattern and sending us the job details so we can issue a compliance certificate;
  • Do not laminate ;
  • When installing onto a bus, follow our ExitVue Install Instructions.
  • After installation, request the ExitVue Certificate Label.

WHERE TO BUY

ExitVue is available in Australia through all of our authorised distributors.  To specify ExitVue for your project, please use the following specification clause:

Clear Focus One Way Vision ExitVue SL 

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SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

CFOWV ExitVue SL Data Sheet.pdf CFOWV ExitVue SL Data Sheet.pdf
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CFOWV ExitVue Procedures.pdf CFOWV ExitVue Procedures.pdf
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CFOWV ExitVue Certificate Request Form.pdf CFOWV ExitVue Certificate Request Form.pdf
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