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.