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Detectable underground warning tape is both innovative and a must have in your safety precaution measures when installing out of sight pipe work, electrical cables and systems. Our detectable underground warning tape is manufactured in our Leyland, UK factory from a coloured polyethylene film with stainless steel twin racer wires waved through the tape to allow stretch which as a result allows for easy installation and detection when placed approx 30cm below ground level.

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Above all with manufacture our detectable underground warning tape is compliant with BS Specifications. If you would like to download our specification sheet please download here to keep for your records.

Bulk & Custom orders

We could put our own logo onto the tape which was beneficial to put our identification towards the job at hand.

Why detectable tape?


Most noteworthy qualities of detectable underground warning tape is the added protection between your worker and the equipment. Rather than to dig aimlessly, the tapes placement as a result offers the immediate detection of equipment below.

Therefore qualities and reason for installation include:

  • Avoid damage to equipment

  • Avoid serious employee injuries

  • Avoid project downtime

  • Locate underground installations before project begins

  • Cost effective solution with added safety

A division of
Custom Tape Ltd

Our products are manufactured in the heart of Lancashire

We take pride in our production and quality control of all our tapes which now include the detectable underground warning tapes.

- Anthony Abram, Owner


What are the risks of hitting underground cables?

Consequently to avoid installation of detectable underground warning tape could result in opening up the risks into several areas that are a cause of concern for employees and the general public.

Here are just a few of the main concerns if an underground cable/pipe is hit:

  • Damages to small cables/pipes/sewers and having a big impact on surrounding services

  • Explosions and burns

  • Electrocutions

  • Reinstatement costs

  • Site flooding

  • Insurance costs

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