Construction tapes are tapes designed to be used to indicate construction zone boundaries. These tapes are typically made out of durable plastic and have reflective stripes on them with words like “Caution” and “Stop”. Construction tapes are usually put up when construction is taking place in an area so that people know not to enter the area. They are also used by traffic law enforcement officers as a signal for drivers that they need to stop their vehicle before moving on from any construction zones. In other countries, construction zones might be marked with cones or barricades instead of the tape, but the intent is the same: warning people about possible dangers in their way.
Uses of construction tapes
- Construction zones
The main purpose of construction tapes is to mark off areas that are in the middle of a construction. This is so that people know to avoid these areas in order to avoid any potential injuries. People in general might not know where areas are under construction and will not be able to spot unsafe working conditions or the presence of workers because they might not be expecting people to enter such zones. If a worker is injured because of such lack of knowledge, his or her family could file an accident claim against the employer, so it is important for these companies to use these tapes in order to avoid any possible legal risks.
- Police stops
In some states in America, police officers can put up construction tapes on the side of the road as a signal to drivers that they need to pull over. This is used most commonly when there are traffic safety patrols because these officers can use the cones or barricades to mark off areas where they want drivers to stop at.
- Construction company identification
When building large structures or landmarks, companies will often place large banners with their logo on them in order to advertise their business. This is one of the many ways for them to make sure that people will see their name and thus be able to identify it if necessary. Since every company has a different logo, it is important for them to put up construction tapes around their buildings in order to be easily recognizable by people.
- Rescue and fire alarms
Construction companies will often set up signs in order to remind workers of the importance of calling the fire department if one was to get hurt while working on a project. This is especially important because these companies might not pay attention to the instructions they provided and their employees might not know where to go or what should be done in such cases. Therefore, these tapes are used as a reminder for them to call the phone number for emergency services.
- Safety information for children
Sometimes, construction companies will put up construction tapes with safety information for children including how far kids can go from their parents and how long they can be out of sight when following their parent’s work site. This is to ensure that kids will know the correct boundaries that are set for their work sites. Also, companies might place them in public areas for children to reach them in case of emergencies.
- Mapping information
Construction contractor tape are most often used around the site of a construction project. This is usually viewed as a map or drawing of where the line is intended to be, even though it is technically not one. These tapes are usually called “boundary tapes”, which are used by construction workers and other field workers in order to mark off where exactly they fit on the map (a drawing).