Occupational Safety and Health Forum Occupational Safety and Health Forum Occupational Safety and Health Forum Occupational Safety and Health Forum Occupational Safety and Health Forum

Posts Tagged :

pipe markers

CASE STUDY: Increase food and employee safety with pipe markers

Read how Brady Corporation helped its customer Woodlands Dairy to optimise food safety, workplace safety and efficiency with reliable and fully compliant labels and pipe markers...

Woodlands Dairy is one of the largest manufacturers of UHT milk in South Africa, marketed under their brand FIRST CHOICE®. Brady visited Woodlands Dairy several times to meet with senior management on how identification solutions could optimise food safety, workplace safety and operational efficiency.

Solutions: Compliant pipe markers and signs that stay attached and remain legible

Pipe marking appeared essential for workplace safety because it can quickly unveil any risks associated with a pipe’s hidden contents. Brady proposed its custom developed pipe-marking materials for food & beverage industries that comply with hygiene and safety requirements in food safety legislation. They are made out of non-toxic materials that stay firmly attached to pipes that are exposed to heat, cold and liquids. Their print and colour codes immediately inform employees where it matters about potential risks, urges to wear the proper protection and to take relevant precautions before opening a valve for example.

A section of the site was being updated and Woodlands Dairy decided to immediately implement floor marking. Floor marking helps create a highly visual workplace which offers increased efficiency and safety. Brady offered its highly reliable ToughStripe Floor Marking Tape. The tape can resist heavy foot and light vehicle traffic, does not need time to dry, and, unlike paint, does not release any chemicals or fumes that could threaten food production.

Woodlands Dairy also uses compact, hand-held BMP21-PLUS Label Printers from Brady to support ongoing safety and efficiency identification in the facility. The BMP21-PLUS is ideal for cable & component identification, including switches and fuses in electrical panels. A clear, reliable label quickly shows which circuit each fuse controls, and it leaves little room for error. Brady selected B-595 vinyl labels together with Woodlands Dairy. B-595 is a great all-round identification label with good adhesion to steel, powder coated metal, textured surfaces, polypropylene and glass. Exposed cables are identified with stainless steel tags and cable ties for ultra longevity and additional food safety. Stainless steel tags that would get into any food supply are easily picked up by metal detectors.

Results: Optimised food safety, workplace safety and efficiency

Woodlands Dairy has optimised food safety, workplace safety and efficiency by sharing vital information where it matters with clear and reliable signs, labels and pipe markers. “This is a really good product”, said Theo Oosthuizen, senior technician at Woodlands Dairy. “We have used other pipe markings in the past, but inevitably they faded. I would definitely recommend using Brady products again in future.”

Increase your expertise with our free guide for Pipemarking >>

BRADY Corporation

Easily identify wet, cold or condensed surfaces

By Brady

Easily apply reliable pipe markers to wet, rainy and cold outdoor pipe surfaces to make them compliant with any regulation or standard.

Wet and condensed surfaces are notoriously difficult to label in a reliable way. Labels tend to get saturated and fall off quickly. Brady’s material B-7530 however stays attached and remains legible. It is a polyester label that offers excellent adhesion to wet and condensed metal surfaces.

  • fully customisable B-7530 identification material available as signs and pipe markers
  • maximise workplace safety with a reliable marker for wet and condensed surfaces
  • can be applied to condensed surfaces, no need to shut down production processes
  • stays attached even on temperature cycling pipes

Increase safety with reliable pipe markers!

Discover Brady’s B-7530 pipe markers >>

BS 1710-compliant pipe markers for more safety at work

British Standard 1710-compliant, industrial-grade pipe markers that can be applied to any pipe will help you to clearly identify pipes for more safety at work. Discover the complete BS 1710 pipe marker offer from Brady, read about colour scheme, download the brochure and see the infographic!

Clearly highlight hidden pipe contents with British Standard 1710-compliant pipe markers, printed on reliable pipe marker materials that stay attached and remain legible in tough conditions.

Clear pipe identification for increased safety

  • clear and highly recognisable British Standard 1710-compliant pipe marking
  • easily visualise the contents inside your pipes
  • warn against any risks related to pipe contents

Reliable on any pipe in many environments

  • resists high and low temperatures, chemicals and fuels
  • can fit any pipe diameter
  • self-adhesive, adhesive strip, magnetic and mountable application options

Hassle-free

  • no need to deep-dive into the norm, our pipe markers are compliant
  • ready-to-apply pipe markers for delivery anywhere in the world
  • print-at-your-premises using pipe diameter and substance input”

Curious about British Standard 1710 pipe markers?

Discover Brady’s British Standard 1710 pipe marker offer >>