Barricade tape

Barricade tape is brightly colored tape (typically incorporating a two-tone pattern of alternating yellow-black or red-white stripes or the words „Warning“ or „Danger“ in prominent lettering) that is used to warn or catch the attention of passersby of an space or scenario containing a possible hazard. It acts as a minor impediment to forestall unintentional entrance to that area or scenario and because of this enhances basic safety. Barricade tape can also be known as construction tape or barrier tape or in reference to the safety hazard involved as caution tape, warning tape, hazard tape or hazard tape. When utilized by a police drive, the tape is named police tape.

The tape is commonly wrapped and affixed as a visible warning sign and demarcation, for example towards coming into a dangerous space, resembling an industrial or commercial building site, a roadworks construction site or the scene of an accident[1] or against the law (for crime scene preservation), or in opposition to dealing with inoperative machinery or appliances.

Barricade tape is made with durable, resilient, tear-proof plastic supplies such as polyethylene, polypropylene, or nylon. It’s at the least 2 mm thick and three inches wide.[citation needed] Nevertheless, different manufacturers provide completely different sizes and thicknesses of barricade tape. Different widespread sizes of barricade tape are 2, 4 or 6 inches wide and 4 or 10 mm thick.[citation needed]

Barricade tape usually has a vivid background and pre-printed bold warning text. It is usually attainable to purchase plain barricade tape and write a custom message on it. Nonetheless, care should be taken when using custom tape, as barricade tape designs may be required to comply with rules, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) rules (when used for functions subject to regulation by these organizations) within the USA.

Barricade tape is used in keeping with the color specs set by OSHA and ANSI. Barricade tape could also be use primarily as a safety precaution for various industries and procedures.

Development tape

This is utilized in building zones to notify people about ongoing development and that there are doable hazards within the demarcated area. Building tape normally employs a yellow-black shade mixture and incorporates printed text, resembling „Under Construction“, „Warning“, „Work Zone“, and „Hold Out“ (amongst others). This type of barrier tape is commonly found at the site of renovations, demolition, and minor repairs.

Hazard tape

This is used in places containing a substantial danger. Examples embody electrocution hazards or areas within which there’s a risk of exposure to poisonous chemicals. In some areas, the particular coloration mixture indicates the type of threat. For instance, yellow-black tape could also be used to signal the presence of a physical hazard (e.g., a hole), while magenta-yellow can denote a radiation hazard. This type of barrier tape is commonly utilized in laboratories, production areas, and industrial zones.

Traffic management gadget tape

This type of barrier tape, as its name implies is used to manage visitors, whether or not foot site visitors or vehicle traffic. Traffic control machine tapes are used as non permanent visitors signal to redirect visitors during parade or every time a road is closed. These are normally brightly colored, both in stable orange or orange-white combination.

Police tape or law enforcement tape

This type of barrier tape is used to isolate, protect and protect a crime scene. Police tape is used to notify the general public that an investigation is on going and that a particular space is restricted. This is usually seen with a yellow-white, yellow-black or blue-white coloration combination.

Firefighter tape

This serves the identical purpose as police tape and hazard tape. Firefighter tape is used to isolate a particular area throughout or after a fire to keep the public away from fire-associated risks (e.g., smoke inhalation, airborne particulate matter, and damaged buildings).

Necessities for barricade tape

OSHA and ANSI provide exact specification for barricade tape colors. These are present in OSHA regulations 1910.22 and hundred forty four[citation needed] and ANSI Z535.5-2007, Safety Tags and Barricade Tapes (for Momentary Hazards). Nevertheless, the dimension, thickness, and supplies of the barricade tape are left to the discretion of the manufacturer.

OSHA-specified barricade tape colours

Red / white for Fire Prevention and Protection Equipment.

Black / white for Housekeeping and Aisle Marking

Magenta / yellow for Radiation Hazards

Green / white for Safety and First Aid

Blue / white for Faulty Machinery

Orange / white for Traffic and Warning Warning

Black / yellow for Physical Hazards

ANSI-specified barricade tape colors

Yellow/Black Barricade Tape serves as CAUTION and POTENTIAL HAZARD from:

Excavation less than 1.2 meters (four feet) in depth

Identification of trip hazards and low hanging objects

Materials storage on site

Red Barrication Tape indicates DANGER and SERIOUS HAZARD from:

Overhead work

Live electrical elements

Scaffold under development

Around swing radius of equipment with a rotating superstructure

Magenta (Purple)/Yellow Tape denotes DANGER and POSSIBLE RADIATION EXPOSURE

Underground warning tape (custom) warns about:

Digging underground gas-pipeline, electric cable and OFC cable installation

Customized thickness and width are available

Underground work

Protection from overground work

United Kingdom

Red and white tape (high) or yellow and black tape (bottom) can both be used to mark hazards under UK health and safety rules

Health and safety rules state that markings should be placed round obstacles or dangerous locations. This includes where any of the following current a risk:

individuals tripping or falling

objects falling

folks or vehicles colliding with objects

These markings should be made up of alternating red and white or yellow and black stripes of equal dimension at a 45 degree angle. Barricade tape can be used to fulfill this requirement as long as the tape fits these necessities and is „commensurate with the dimensions of the obstacle or dangerous location in question“.