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How to Ensure your Workplace Safety Tags are Compliant

Braden Lewis

Safety tags play a vital role in keeping hazardous workplaces safe. But how can you be sure your safety tags are up to scratch with the latest standards?

Find out here.

For those working in critical industries, the workplace can often be a hazardous and potentially dangerous environment. Unfortunately, accidents can and do happen. But it’s crucial that those operating in such environments are given everything they need to complete their job to a maximum degree of safety and efficiency.

Safety tags, also known as safety tagging control systems, are one of the many ways businesses within critical industries control hazards and minimise risks in the workplace. They offer a simple yet effective way to identify and mark hazards and keep effective audit trails of inspections and maintenance. But how can businesses be sure their workplace safety tags are compliant and won’t break or fade? 

In this article, we will share with you some key requirements your workplace safety tags should meet in order to be compliant with the latest safety standards.

1: Are the safety tags manufactured with durable, weatherproof materials?

Safety tags go through a lot of wear and tear, especially in critical industries where workplaces are often exposed to harsh environments such as direct sunlight, extreme heat, or frost. In these conditions, cheaper, less durable materials could become unreadable or snap away from their fixings. With safety messages faded or missing, personnel could become confused, leading to accidents or injury.

For weatherproof and durable safety tags, Look for:

  • Safety tags that are made with ISO 4892-2:2013 tested materials. In an ISO 4892-2:2013 test, the material is exposed to xenon-arc light in the presence of moisture to reproduce weathering effects (temperature, humidity and/or wetting). If the material passes this test, it means they are suitable for use in harsh conditions. At REGALTAGS, all of our safety tagging solutions are ISO 4892-2:2013 tested, ensuring your safety messages remain visible and durable, no matter the conditions.

2: Do the tags have a legible and clear design?

Safety tags are a crucial component in workplace safety procedures and ensure all personnel are protected in high-risk environments. These tags are relied on to communicate important information clearly and succinctly and educate personnel about potential hazards or dangers ahead. To ensure your safety tags are clear and legible at all times, it is important that they are printed clearly with the correct spellings and symbols.

One way to test the clarity of your design is to display it to various members of your staff and ask them to recite what is on the tag. This will help you identify any confusion that the tags may create.

clear design on safety tags

3: Are they made from sustainable materials?

Corporations in critical industries are making efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and achieve net zero. With many critical industries such as oil and gas, being accountable for a large percentage of the globe's emissions, it is crucial that more sustainable safety cultures are adopted where possible.

As part of these efforts, safety tags are often required to be made from sustainable and recyclable materials. Sourcing tags made from 100% recyclable materials such as Prism® Polypropylene, is especially important for short-term safety tags (as this will ensure zero waste goes to landfills).

Compliant Safety Tags from REGALTAGS

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4: Are they customisable?

Safety tags should be customised to address specific workplace hazards. For multinational organisations, with workplaces in various locations, generic safety tags may not be suitable. This is because most likely, each workplace will present its own set of unique safety challenges that generic tagging systems cannot adequately address.

For example, if your business employs personnel from across the globe, your safety tags must be clear to every worker no matter what their native language is. Or perhaps you have a safety process that requires specific stages or steps which need to be applied to the tag.

With so many variables to consider, it is important to invest in safety tags that have customisations available such as bilingual printing or colour coding. Customisable safety tags give companies the freedom to design tags tailored to the specific needs and processes of their workplaces, ensuring all workers have equal access to the correct safety information. 


Compliant workplace safety tags from REGALTAGS

At REGALTAGS, our approach to safety tagging is simple. With a focus on design and durability, we deliver tags that enhance the safety and productivity of your operations.

From isolation tags to flange tags, inspection tags, and more, we have your needs covered. Our complete range of safety tags are suitable for use in the harshest of environments, offering:

  • UV and fade-resistance
  • Freeze-resistance
  • 100% recyclable Prism® material
  • Scratch- and scuff-resistance
  • Customisation
  • Clear and legible design

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help with your safety tags, contact our friendly team at REGALTAGS® today. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you have.


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