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Hazardous Substances & Chemicals

If your business involves work with hazardous substances or chemicals, you must have the appropriate chemical safety signs in place to ensure the safety and security of your premises, staff, clients and the general public.

Here at Label Source Online we have over 50 years combined experience providing chemical safety signs and alternative labelling solutions and we work hard to stay right up to date with the latest changes in rules and regulations. This means that we are true experts and will stop at nothing to find you the right product to match your precise requirements. Our range is designed to cover hazardous waste, acids, solvents and pesticides, and includes:

  • COSHH signs
  • UN labels
  • GHS labels
  • CHiP labels
  • Hazard warning diamonds
  • & much more

All of our products are produced to meet BS 5378 and the Safety Signs and Signals Regulations 1996. The chemical safety signs in our range are available in self-adhesive vinyl and rigid plastic or as self-adhesive tapes.

Whether you know the exact code for the specific COSHH signs you require or aren’t entirely sure which chemical safety signs are right for your needs, the Label Source Online experts are always on hand to help. Just call 0800 3761693 or email sales@labelsource.co.uk for any assistance you need.

What are GHS labels, CHiP labels and COSHH signs?

There are a number of different types of hazardous substance and chemical safety signs out there. The key types are COSHH signs and GHS labels. So what exactly do these mean? And which do you need?

GHS labels
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (known as the GHS) is a system of chemical safety signs agreed upon by the UN. This means that these labels are globally recognised. GHS labels categorise harmful substances into the following groups:

  • Explosive
  • Flammable
  • Oxidiser
  • Gases under pressure
  • Corrosive
  • Harmful or irritant
  • Toxic
  • Human health hazard
  • Dangerous to the environment

COSHH signs
COSSH  (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations lay out exactly how chemical safety signs should be used in the UK. COSHH signs ensure that your organisation is compliant with these regulations, designed to protect employees and members of the public.

CHiP labels
CHiP labels have been used to mark any goods that are to be transported and which contain dangerous substances but are now being replaced by GHS labels. 

Transporting hazardous substances: Hazard diamonds

Transporting hazardous substances requires its own chemical safety signs. We provide hazard triangles to keep you safe on the roads. Our hazard warning diamonds are compliant with BS 5378 and meet all of the following regulations:

  • ADR for road transport
  • RID for rail transport
  • IMDG for marine transport
  • IATA for air transport

GHS labels, CHiP labels and COSHH signs at Label Source Online 

We stock hundreds of chemical safety signs here at Label Source Online to help you ensure your organisation is safe, secure and compliant with all relevant regulations. If you are unsure which GHS labels, UN labels, COSHH signs or CHiP labels you need, one of our experts will be only too happy to help. Call 0800 3761693 or email sales@labelsource.co.uk today. 

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