15 January 2024 posted by Recovery Partners

Safety tags are essential tools for communication in workplaces, helping to convey important information about potential hazards, equipment status, and safety precautions. In Australia, workplaces are subject to various safety regulations, and the specific types of safety tags required may vary based on the nature of the industry and the potential risks involved. Here are 4 top safety tags you need to know about;

1. Danger Tags:
Purpose: Used to indicate immediate hazards or dangers that could cause serious injury or death.
Usage: Attached to equipment, machinery, or processes that are faulty, damaged, or unsafe and must not be used.
Danger Tag Form

2. Test and Inspection Tags:
Purpose: Indicates that equipment or machinery has undergone testing and inspection, confirming its compliance with safety standards.
Usage: Applied after periodic inspections or testing to communicate the status of equipment.
FREE Testing and Tagging Table

3. Fire Extinguisher Inspection Tags:
Purpose: Provides information about the last inspection date, ensuring that fire extinguishers are in proper working condition.
Usage: Attached to fire extinguishers to track inspection and maintenance schedules.
Fire Safety Checklist

4. Electrical Safety Tags:
Purpose: Warns about potential electrical hazards or indicates that electrical work is in progress.
Usage: Applied to electrical panels, equipment, or areas undergoing electrical maintenance.
Electrical Equipment Procedure

These four types of safety tags cover a broad range of safety concerns, however, the specific tags needed may vary based on the industry, workplace processes, and regulatory requirements.

Employers should conduct thorough risk assessments to determine the most relevant safety tags for their specific workplace conditions and adhere to the current safety regulations. Regular training and communication about the proper use of these safety tags are also essential to maintaining a safe work environment.

Where can I find more information on tag regulations?

Recovery Partners Safety Consultants are available nationwide with experience across all industries. We can guide you through this complex process, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of these regulations. 

For more information contact us by calling 1300 OHS RTW (647 789) or email enquiries@rrp.com.au

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Disclaimer – these articles are provided to supply general safety information to people responsible for OHS in their organisation. They are general in nature and do not substitute for legal and/or professional advice. We always suggest that organisations obtain information specific to their needs. Additional information can be found at https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/