Unmarked pipes are a danger to both life and property. Accidents, injuries and damage to equipment can be caused by people not knowing what individual pipes contain. Unmarked pipes can also create wasted time information searching for pipe contents, especially for temporary contractors or new employees.
The Health and Safety (Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations 1996 require employers to mark visible pipes in the workplace which contain or transport dangerous substances.
BS1710: 1984 Identification of Pipelines and Services, specifies the colours to be used for the identification of pipes containing or transporting dangerous substances, including conduits for electrical services and ventilation ducting.
Correctly identifying pipes ensures this vital information is available at the point of use which in turn can reduce:
- Accidents and lost man hours
- Production downtime
- Equipment damage and loss
Which Scafftag systems can help?
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- Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- BS1710: 1984 Identification of Pipelines and Services
- The Health and Safety (Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations 1996
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999