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Electrical Warning Detection Tape

The Warning Detection Tape is a bright and bold non-adhesive tape that provides a visible early warning and identification of a buried service such as an underground utility cable. With a stainless-steel trace wire running through the tape, it can be detected from the surface using cable avoidance tools such as CAT and genny before excavation. Used to mark electricity, water, gas, and telecom locations. Tape length is 365m except for WPD which is 250m.
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A brightly coloured and bold visual non-adhesive tape this Warning Detection tape gives a clear visible early warning and identification of buried underground work such as utility cables for internet etc. With steel trace wires running through the tape, they are joined together using crimps. Once joined together this supports signal tracing along the line of length of the trench.

The Warning Detection Tape is usually installed with a specific distance in mind above the service line and is made from high-quality durable polymers which are highly resistant to most soil types.

Product Uses

The Electrical Warning Detection Tape is used by Generic Electric services, SSE (SSE Energy Services), ENW (Electricity North West), WPD (Western Power Distribution) and SPEN (SP Energy Networks).

Product Features:

    • Clear detection of location prior to excavation
    • Bright colours and bold text for clear visual warning
    • Resistant to most soil types, including alkaline and acid soils
    • Specified and approved by DNOs

Note: A Minimum Order Quantity of 140 is required for all tapes, except for WPD which requires 280.

Product Dimensions





Physical Properties

DimensionTest MethodSpecification
LengthTape MeasureAs Specified
WidthTape MeasureAs Specified
ThicknessVernier0.1mm (+/- 0.015mm)
Wire DiameterN/AAs Specified

Product Performance

PropertyTest MethodResult
Tensile StrengthBS EN ISO 527:1996Min 15 MN/m²
Elongation @ breakBS EN ISO 527>400%

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