Flagging is used on Pipeworx sites as a warning to personnel of hazards that exist in work areas. On Pipeworx projects, three types of flagging are used:
RED – “Danger Do Not Enter” – This type of flagging is used where there is danger of an imminent hazard such as falling objects. Only those personnel involved in the work and aware of the hazards are allowed in these areas. Protective barricades warn of hazards and provide physical isolation or protection from hazards. Barricade imminent danger areas using appropriate and continuous red barrier tape. Completely enclose your work area – tape off and tag it yourself. Do not share barriers / tape with crews working close by. Only authorized personnel involved in the work activity may be inside a red barricade area. To enter a red barricaded area, you must receive permission from authorized personnel and sign on to the FLRA. Flag off only the areas where the hazard exists and avoid flagging off too large an area that may interfere with other work. Ensure you provide an alternate walkway for your co-workers. Remove flagging when the work is complete or at the end of the shift, whichever occurs first. Attach an identification tag or sign to indicate the hazard, responsible supervisor contact information, purpose or reason for the barricade, PPE required and date place. Ensure all information is legible.
YELLOW – “Caution” – This type of flagging provides a warning that a hazard exists in the area. Yellow caution flagging can be crossed by personnel other than those that installed it, but increased awareness of the surrounding work areas is required.
RADIATION FLAGGING – Radiation barriers can be either yellow and magenta coloured flagging or ropes and radiation signs. Personnel shall not enter these areas unless authorized and escorted by the radiographer. All radiation flagging shall be tagged by the radiographer.
Share This Article
Subscribe to our RSS Feed. What is RSS?