Safety is an important consideration for every industry is safety, even more so for those which provide greater risks to workers. Protecting workers at all costs should be the goal for these organizations.
Telecommunications workers may be exposed to high voltage electrical hazards, hazardous chemicals, and heights. To ensure their safety, proper identification is required.
Telecom safety tags are used by an array of organizations to provide adequate safety information. This info is used by workers and inspectors alike.
Types of Safety Tags
Inspections are one of the main ways telecom organizations keep their tools, equipment, and other machinery to standards. Regular inspections ensure that these items are not damaged or prone to failure.
Some examples of items commonly marked with inspection tags include:
- Electrical Equipment
- Power Lines
- And More
Inspectors rely on these custom safety tags and markers to be labeled to the machinery or equipment they are inspecting.
Warning Labels & Tags
Warning tags are prevalent throughout telecom work sites.
While a simple label might seem like a basic solution, it actually can make a world of difference.
Workers having access to proper handling and procedure information directly on equipment means they will operate in a much safer capacity.
This increased level of safety means less accidents, and more quality work at the same time.
For an all-around marking process, photo anodization is a very versatile option.
Photo anodization provides 20+ year outdoor durability. Exposure to the elements is not a concern. In addition, the anodized aluminum material is corrosive resistant.
This marking is embedded between layers of tough aluminum, providing a long-lasting solution.
In addition to the custom design, the aluminum material can be colored, providing another method for visibly indicating the type of substance (i.e. red placard for a flammable chemical).
This process is fully customizable, from high quality barcodes to custom designs. Photo anodized tags can feature symbols to indicate the type of hazard.
Outside of metal substrates, polyester and vinyl-based labels are used for safety marking as well. These materials are marked with digitally printed ink, allowing for a wide range of design options.
By directly printing on the material, these decals can be produced with bright, stand-out designs. This is a great benefit as their purpose is to draw attention and be noticed. Vivid colors, barcodes, and logos can all be added to these labels.
While the designs might be more vivid, digitally printed inks are not the most durable. Surface level printing is susceptible to wear.
Telecom safety tags and labels provide important safety information for a range of applications. From aiding in periodic inspections to accurately labeling hazardous equipment, there is no limit to their utility.
Ensuring worker safety is the ultimate goal of any telecommunications organization. Safety signs, labels, and tags provide a simple but effective solution for inspections and labeling.