The Importance of Safety Warning Tape & The Different Types

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I’m pretty sure that almost all of us at some point in life (if not every day) have seen a colourful tape pointing us that is forbidden to step a foot on the marked area. Usually, these colourful and sometimes shiny tapes can be seen laid down near swimming pools, in warehouses, on construction roads and even on high visibility areas. Even though today’s workplaces are modern and much safer than the early years, hazards of any kind are still a possible thing, thus a safety warning tape can come in handy. In fact, these tapes play an important role in ensuring the security and well-being of everybody. Generally speaking, there are different types of safety tapes and almost all of them have different backing material in order to make them capable of being applied to any surface be it plastic, metal, wood or cloths.

Reflective Tape

Reflective tape is the most commonly used type of safety warning tape these days and as the name itself suggests, it has a shiny reflective sheen that makes it easy to be seen.

Barricade Tape

Barricade warning tapes have one and only purpose and that is to seal off certain dangerous areas after there has been some sort of disaster, for example, a chemical spill or a traffic accident, however, it can also be placed as a warning to watch out for some sort of heavy machinery.

Hazard Tape

Another commonly used type of warning tape is the hazard one and is usually used for covering the floors, handrails, and steps of almost any factory. To be more specific, this type of tape is used to mark off unsafe places while acting as a guide to most people by forming lines in different colours that lead to a specified place.

Non-skid Tape

Coming in different width and length, this type of tape is not used for getting an attention, but the opposite, it is used to cover wet or slick surfaces in order to decrease the chances of anyone slipping.

Phosphorescent Tape

Phosphorescent tapes are similar to the reflective ones as they are used primarily to attract attention with its brightness. Unlike reflective, phosphorescent tapes are designed for poorly lit or dark places because they can glow in the dark.

Simply put, the primary goals of all these types of safety adhesive tapes are to attract the attention of anyone that sees them, in order to warn people about some sort of danger up ahead, as well as an extra measure to reduce the risks of accidents.


How Can Your Business Benefit From an Emergency Generator

Every sensible business owner would invest wisely in protecting and preserving their company’s product and lifespan, from the small shop owner to the large firms both of which employ the use of many different electrical appliances. But what if there were a sudden black-out which are something that can happen at any moment in time.

For this reason many companies have employed the use of external generators for the express purpose of keeping their electrical machinery or appliances running while the black-out is underway. This is done so they would not lose progress on their work which could cut their bottom line in half if left unprepared (depending on the duration of the blackout). Continue reading

Five Reasons Why You Should Invest in Hose Reels

Hose reels are here to give more flexibility when accessing the hose. Thanks to them it will be lowered the risk when there is potential danger. They are the perfect choice for environments that have a constant risk such as factories, schools, hotels and more. They are designed and comply the Australian regulation concerning hose reels. They can be big up to 30 metres and can be 19mm and 25 mm hose. They come as fixed, swinging, recessed and concealed versions.

Why do people use hose reels?

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Metal Shelving: The key to Organisation & Safety

Organization is key for the successful operation of one warehouse or any other industrial environment for that matter. Finding the right storage solution is the first step to creating a properly organized warehouse. Storing your products and tools in an organized way can enhance work flow and contribute to the overall efficiency of your business. This way your employees will have easy access to every tool and product they need and will be able to handle better every task. The perfect storage system should not only make every task easier and more efficient, but provide the required amount of storage while taking up little floor space at the same time. This is where metal shelving can make a difference between a badly organized warehouse and one that has smart usage of every bit of available space.


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Get Wise to the Basic Laser Cutting Facts

Laser cutting is an efficient and accurate process of cutting materials such as metal, wood, plastics, glass, textiles and other hard surfaces. During this process, a high-powered laser beam is used to pierce and cut through materials to achieve highly accurate specifications, which are set in the controlling software of the machine. The software is responsible for converting the digital settings and managing the laser to obtain an accurate and clean cut. Laser cutting can be achieved by melting, burning or vaporising away the material to leave a sharp edge.

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Using Tractor Attachments On Farm

Tractors are crucial machinery of many farms, since they are able to perform a wide range of tasks. While some people use tractors to transport farmers and materials from one place on their farm to another, tractors actually are machines that can be used for other more important things. The modern tractor is much more than just a towing machine. It can be electrical generator, a tool carrier, excavator, crane, portable hydraulic power source and more. Useful tractor attachments like the rear-mounted blade, earth auger, rotary tiller and more, offer a way to get more value from your tractor investment. Let’s take a look at the five most useful and versatile tools that when attached to your tractor will provide you with legitimate seat time in every season. Continue reading