What are Tactile Triangle Warning Labels?

If a person is blind or visually impaired they need to be able to identify potentially dangerous products quickly and easily and this is what tactile triangle warning labels do.

The law requires the use of a raised warning triangle label to be applied to all products which are classified as:

  • toxic
  • very toxic
  • corrosive
  • harmful
  • extremely flammable
  • highly flammable
  • plus some aerosols classified as harmful, toxic or corrosive
  • electronic cigarettes

Tactile or Braille labels have a raised triangle above the label and they must be produced in accordance with EN ISO 11683 which clearly sets out the specifications for the triangle and label.