Barricade tapes are used in places where there is an equipment working failure, breakage of the equipment, short circuit, electrocution, floor damage, etc. If any area is barricaded using this tape it means no person should access the area until further notice or instructions from the concerned operations personnel. This is a signage to avoid any possible workplace hazards.
Barricade tapes are color coded as per the OSHA regulations. Different color combinations are used for different types of hazards.
Not only colors as specified by OSHA, they are various shapes and signs, marking types, signal words, safety symbols and languages used depending on the type of hazard.
These barricades can be used in one, two or three panels for fast communication.
Only trained persons who are assigned to do the task within the barricaded area should enter the area. All groups working inside a barricade are responsible for maintaining the barricaded area’s orderliness and housekeeping.
In a food catering industry generally red- white barricade tapes are used which indicates the fire prevention and protection equipment as specified by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).