What are the different electrical warning stickers used for?

Electrical warning stickers are an important part of electrical safety. They are used to identify and warn people of potential electrical hazards. High voltage risks at home or in the workplace can be very dangerous and can cause serious injury or death. One key benefit from using yellow warning stickers is the prevention of accidents, through alerting people to the hazards and main dangers associated with the electrical currents, therefore, reminding them to take precautions. Some of the bestselling yellow warning labels available at PAT Labels Online are introduced and explained below.

Voltage warning stickers.

These stickers warn people of the voltage of a piece of electrical equipment. Voltage is the electrical pressure that drives electricity through a circuit. The higher the voltage, the more dangerous the electrical hazard. Voltage warning stickers are typically yellow, and the level of voltage is displayed in big black bold writing, along with a lightning bolt symbol on them. This makes them highly visible and easy to identify. The most popular electrical voltage labels sold to PAT Labels Online’s customers are danger 230 volts, danger 240 volts, and danger 400 volts.

Live electrical connection stickers.

These yellow warning stickers warn people that a piece of electrical equipment is live, meaning that it is carrying electricity. Live electrical equipment can be very dangerous, and even a small electric shock can be fatal. Live electrical connection stickers are typically yellow, and they have a lightning bolt symbol on them.

Caution cable harmonisation stickers.

Caution cable harmonisation stickers are used to indicate that an electrical installation has cable colours that conform to two versions of a wiring standard. This is typically done when an older installation is being upgraded to meet the latest standards, without having to replace all the wiring. These electrical warning stickers are available in various sizes and materials at PAT Labels Online. Some of the extra-large Caution labels include a diagram displaying the previous and current  wiring colours. To ensure they adhere to the British Standard BS 7671 wiring regulations, the current wiring colours were introduced in 2004, before coming into full effect in 2006.

Here are some tips for staying safe around electrical equipment:

  • Always assume that electrical equipment is live, even if it is turned off.
  • Never work on electrical equipment while it is plugged in.
  • Use insulated tools when working on electrical equipment.
  • Be aware of the location of electrical outlets and wires.
  • Never touch damaged electrical equipment.
  • If you see an electrical hazard, report it to a qualified electrician immediately.

How to order the correct electrical warning stickers at PAT Labels Online.

At PAT Labels Online, we have structured the website with the customer in mind. You will find the ordering process very simple and effective, as you browse our different product departments. There is also a search bar at the top of the website to ensure you can use the exact keywords you are searching for. The range of electrical warning stickers is extensive; therefore, the search tool improves the user experience through reduced ordering time, which is further optimised by a repeat order check box for regular customers.

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