Electrical tape, or insulating tape, is tape used to insulate wiring that conducts electricity to protect against the transfer of an electrical current to other electrical components or people. This insulation tape helps to prevent electric shocks and potential fire hazards. An essential toolbox staple for use on repairs and new installations. Electrical insulation tape is normally made from vinyl plastic because of its stretchable and electrical shielding properties. It is available in a wide range of colours to suit all types of jobs.