Barricade Tape

Barricade Tape

Barricade tape is brightly colored tape (often incorporating a two-tone pattern of alternating yellow-black or red-white stripes or the words "Warning" or "Hazard" in prominent lettering) that is used to warn or catch the attention of passersby of an area or situation containing a doable hazard. It acts as a minor obstacle to stop unintentional entrance to that area or scenario and because of this enhances basic safety. Barricade tape can be known as building tape or barrier tape or in reference to the safety hazard concerned as warning tape, warning tape, danger tape or hazard tape. When used by a police power, the tape is named police tape.

The tape is commonly wrapped and affixed as a visual warning sign and demarcation, as an illustration towards getting into a harmful space, similar to an industrial or commercial building site, a roadworks building site or the scene of an accident[1] or a crime (for crime scene preservation), or against handling inoperative machinery or appliances.

Barricade tape is made with durable, resilient, tear-proof plastic materials akin to polyethylene, polypropylene, or nylon. It is not less than 2 mm thick and three inches wide.[citation needed] Nonetheless, different manufacturers provide different sizes and thicknesses of barricade tape. Different frequent sizes of barricade tape are 2, four or 6 inches wide and 4 or 10 mm thick.[citation needed]

Barricade tape typically has a shiny background and pre-printed bold warning text. It is usually attainable to buy plain barricade tape and write a custom message on it. Nevertheless, care needs to be taken when utilizing custom tape, as barricade tape designs may be required to adjust to laws, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) regulations (when used for functions topic to regulation by these organizations) in the USA.

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

Construction tape
This is used in construction zones to notify folks about ongoing building and that there are attainable hazards within the demarcated area. Development tape often employs a yellow-black shade combination and incorporates printed text, comparable to "Under Building", "Caution", "Work Zone", and "Maintain Out" (among others). This type of barrier tape is commonly found at the site of renovations, demolition, and minor repairs.
Hazard tape
This is utilized in locations containing a substantial danger. Examples include electrocution hazards or areas within which there's a risk of exposure to poisonous chemicals. In some regions, the precise shade mixture indicates the type of threat. For instance, yellow-black tape may 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 regulate traffic, whether foot site visitors or vehicle traffic. Traffic management system tapes are used as non permanent site visitors signal to redirect site visitors during parade or each time a road is closed. These are often brightly colored, either in solid 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 inform the public that an investigation is on going and that a explicit space is restricted. This is often seen with a yellow-white, yellow-black or blue-white color combination.
Firefighter tape
This serves the same purpose as police tape and hazard tape. Firefighter tape is used to isolate a specific area during or after a fire to maintain the general public away from fire-related risks (e.g., smoke inhalation, airborne particulate matter, and damaged constructions).

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

OSHA-specified barricade tape colors
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 Caution Warning
Black / yellow for Physical Hazards
ANSI-specified barricade tape colours
Yellow/Black Barricade Tape serves as CAUTION and POTENTIAL HAZARD from:
Excavation less than 1.2 meters (four feet) in depth
Identification of journey hazards and low hanging objects
Materials storage on site
Red Barrication Tape signifies DANGER and SERIOUS HAZARD from:
Overhead work
Live electrical elements
Scaffold under construction
Around swing radius of equipment with a rotating superconstruction
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
Custom 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 each be used to mark hazards under UK health and safety laws
Health and safety laws state that markings should be positioned around obstacles or dangerous locations. This consists of the place any of the following current a risk:

folks tripping or falling
objects falling
individuals or vehicles colliding with objects
These markings needs to be made up of alternating red and white or yellow and black stripes of equal size at a 45 degree angle. Barricade tape can be utilized to fulfill this requirement so long as the tape fits these requirements and is "commensurate with the size of the obstacle or harmful location in query".