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    10/12/2012




    Black & Yellow Hazard Tape change




    The NASC is implementing the use of black and yellow hazard tape on scaffolding in areas open to pedestrian traffic – following safety advice from the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).


    The move comes after the NASC’s Health & Safety Committee – working closely in partnership with the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) and Health & Safety Executive (HSE) – received data from the RNIB clearly stating it is much easier for visually impaired people to see black & yellow tape, rather than the commonly used red & white tape.

    Following the release of the RNIB data, the NASC, UKCG and HSE are suggesting all members should switch to using black and yellow hazard tape – as the standard in areas open to pedestrians – as soon as possible. And, as part of an education and awareness program, the NASC has also made The Highways Authorities aware of this information and asked for their co-operation in order to facilitate an efficient, orderly change over.

    NASC’s Health & Safety Committee Chairman, Adrian Rooney, said: “We are very pleased to be given such clear data from the RNIB, making our decision to switch to a safer, more visible hazard tape clear and simple. Safety of the public is of paramount importance to the NASC and our members. In addition to being more visible to those with impaired vision, black and yellow tape is also less associated with danger (unlike the current red and white tape), and is more associated with a hazard. We are confident the move will reduce the risk of accidents. Naturally, the NASC recognises the time scale for current red and white stocks to expire and suppliers to restock with the new black and yellow will delay implementation. But we would ask members to make this change as soon as possible and encourage the development of this practic throughout the Construction Industry."
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    We use black and yellow here on barricaded work areas. Theres no blind people on site as everyone must do a pre-start medical which includes an eye test.

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    the reason its needs to be black and yellow is guide dogs see yellow as a warning of something. so therefore red and white tape is no good for a guide dog
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    No thats not wot its all about- everdently one of the nasc surpliers has got loadsto get rid of as he missorderd from china @ 50P a roll and thought a great money spinner would be to put in in the 20:13rewrite and then we all gotta buy it @the £10 pr roll...

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernpoofter View Post
    No thats not wot its all about- everdently one of the nasc surpliers has got loadsto get rid of as he missorderd from china @ 50P a roll and thought a great money spinner would be to put in in the 20:13rewrite and then we all gotta buy it @the £10 pr roll...
    close but not close enough wasnt gonna make the nacs as much money traning them to see red and white so well you got the rest
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    I heard a rumour that they were gonna put it in the new syllabus.as a add on to your current quals- qualified hazard tape application engineer-only gonna cost £45 but has to be renewed every 6 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEESSIDE SCAFFOLDER View Post
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    Black & Yellow Hazard Tape change




    The NASC is implementing the use of black and yellow hazard tape on scaffolding in areas open to pedestrian traffic – following safety advice from the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).


    The move comes after the NASC’s Health & Safety Committee – working closely in partnership with the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) and Health & Safety Executive (HSE) – received data from the RNIB clearly stating it is much easier for visually impaired people to see black & yellow tape, rather than the commonly used red & white tape.

    Following the release of the RNIB data, the NASC, UKCG and HSE are suggesting all members should switch to using black and yellow hazard tape – as the standard in areas open to pedestrians – as soon as possible. And, as part of an education and awareness program, the NASC has also made The Highways Authorities aware of this information and asked for their co-operation in order to facilitate an efficient, orderly change over.

    NASC’s Health & Safety Committee Chairman, Adrian Rooney, said: “We are very pleased to be given such clear data from the RNIB, making our decision to switch to a safer, more visible hazard tape clear and simple. Safety of the public is of paramount importance to the NASC and our members. In addition to being more visible to those with impaired vision, black and yellow tape is also less associated with danger (unlike the current red and white tape), and is more associated with a hazard. We are confident the move will reduce the risk of accidents. Naturally, the NASC recognises the time scale for current red and white stocks to expire and suppliers to restock with the new black and yellow will delay implementation. But we would ask members to make this change as soon as possible and encourage the development of this practic throughout the Construction Industry."
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangeruss View Post
    I'd have thought if you were blind it wouldn't matter what colour the tubes you banged into were.why not just use the yellow pipe lagging
    thats sort of thing we use, we also use like a yellow darin pipe but think its more for draing water of feilds got lodza holes in it and for the layer we use bigger ground pipe some ok and somes been painted yellow and when thye get ya fingers the smash them in. reason needs to have yellow in is to draw the guide dogs attention to it
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    Black & Yellow are the two most contrasting colours, easier for 'visually impared' (not blind) people to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marra watson View Post
    thats sort of thing we use, we also use like a yellow darin pipe but think its more for draing water of feilds got lodza holes in it and for the layer we use bigger ground pipe some ok and somes been painted yellow and when thye get ya fingers the smash them in. reason needs to have yellow in is to draw the guide dogs attention to it

    sounds like there after these guide dogs , somethings going on here

    just put some black n yellow round the remote control and the tv , i'll see if my da can change the channel when he comes in

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