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Barcode labels can be used for a number of different purposes, including product identification, stock control, asset tracking, traceability and warranty guarantee requirements. There are different barcodes used for different applications and requirements:

Code 39 barcode:

This is considered as a self-checking barcode, eliminating the need to check character calculations. This barcode is widely used, mainly in industrial, government and defence applications. These barcodes can be decoded with virtually any barcode reader. Code 39 barcode symbol consist of symbols representing numbers 0-9, upper class letters A-Z.

Code 128 barcode:

The 128 barcode encodes text and numbers and is used for several implementations, such as shipping and electronics. The 128 barcode contains 106 printing patterns, each having different meanings, depending on characters.

Interleave 2 of 5 barcode:

This barcode is used mainly for warehouse and distribution. This barcode is used to encode pairs of numbers into self-checking, high- destiny barcode format. Every two digits on the barcode are interleaved with each other, creating a single symbol.

EAN13 – EAN8 barcodes:

These barcode labels are commonly used for products within retail stores, such as food, clothes, books etc. The difference between these two labels is the amount of digits each barcode holds. The last digits on the EAN13 barcodes normally represent a country code. Both of these barcodes support a supplemental two or five digit number, to be used on the main barcode symbol.


For more information on our barcodes labels please do not hesitate to ask.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently conducted a month-long inspection programme to take a closer look at health and safety on Britain's construction sites. Its findings? 40% of the 1,748 construction sites visited failed the HSE's spot-checks. Worse still, 20% of the sites visited were so dreadfully non-compliant that the HSE was forced to pursue formal enforcement action against them - that's almost 350 sites in dire violation of basic health and safety laws!

Clearly, this country's construction industry needs to make more of an effort to protect its workers. Building sites can be very dangerous places, with all kinds of accidents just waiting to happen. Height safety was the area most commonly found lacking by the HSE's investigation, with workers repeatedly failing to take the measures necessary to prevent dangerous falls - this is particularly shameful, as height hazards tend to be very obvious and relatively easy to put right.

If you work on or are responsible for a construction site, you share in the responsibility to improve this dismal showing. Keep your eyes peeled for potential hazards, and if you see anything that you wouldn't want the HSE to see, act immediately! Health and safety regulations aren't there to cause headaches - they're there to save lives, and when all it takes is a safety sign or a strip of warning tape, there really is no excuse for letting your H&S standards slide.

Stock Control Labels are a simple and effective way of labelling your stock. Stock control labels are used for organisation and categorisation, as well as a wide range of other functions in warehouses and storage units. Our range of stock control labels come in a variety of colours and styles, with different text too - so you can rest assured that if you want to organise your warehouse or storage unit, all you'll need is a couple of clicks at Label Source and you'll be well on your way to perfectly organised stock in no time! 

Bin number label

There are stock control labels for assisting stock checks, inspections and dispatch or distrubution - as well as many other functions. No matter which sort of stock control label you're seeking, Label Source are guaranteed to be able to help - and for a competitive price too! 

Equipment number label

All our stock control labels are constructed from self-adhesive vinyl which allows easy application and a durable finish, meaning your stock control labels will withstand the test of time in almost any given environment. Our stock control labels come in rolls of 250 and are exceptionally well priced. 

Weigh counted label

The typical uses for our stock control labels include goods handling, re-ordering stock, stock replenishment, audits and stock takes, rotation, dispatch and distribution and inward inspection. They can also be used to identify products which are fault, expired or in need of quarantine. Indeed - we really do have a stock control label for everything! 

Rejected label

If you can't find what you're looking for here, then Label Source will always be more than happy to help. Give us a call on 0800 3761 693 and one of our experts will help find a solution that works for you. Alternatively, you can contact us by e-mail at info@labelsource.co.uk and we will help source the stock control labels that you need. 

Blank label

Amendments to the Safety at Street Works Act became effective on the 1st October 2014, and introduced some changes to the traffic sign and barrier layouts on works or excavations on roadways, pavements and verges.

For carriageways with speed limits of 50mph or more, it is a requirement to provide extra warning signs with distance indicators counting down on the approach to the works.

Extra warning signs should be used if advanced visibility of the works is obscured, such as beyond a bend, over the brow of a hill, in a dip in the road, or where there may be overhanging trees or other natural obstructions to vision.

Site information signs are becoming compulsory on most sites, but recommended for all sites.  These signs are 600mm high by 450mm wide and can be attached by bungee straps to barriers (between top and bottom panels), without covering the reflective panels of the barrier. These reflective panels can include company name and logo, contact details, information on the works, and white panels for adding permit numbers.

Large format priority signs can be used to emphasise give way or priority when 2-way traffic is not possible, especially where works is greater than 80 metres in length, or where the traffic flow is greater than 42 vehicle over a three minute span.

All these measures form part of an effort to prevent accidents and injuries to the workforce or vehicle users, where road or mobile works are taking place.


All of our road safety signs comply with the new amendments of the Safety at Street Works Act. Ensure that your order the correct signs with the correct sizing from our wide range today! 

If within your workplace there are slippery or uneven surfaces, to comply with health and safety regulations you will need to get your hands on some professional and high-quality anti-slip tape. Anti-slip tape comes in a variety of colours and styles, and is a thick sticky tape which comes with a coarse & textured surface. The rough and textured surface provides added grip for any of these slippery or uneven surfaces within the workplace. 

Anti-slip tape, black and yellow chevron 

Slip-resistant tape can help minimise the risk of slips, trips or falls and is an extremely important health and safety measure to highlight any potential hazards for yourself, your work force and of course the general public too.

Anti-slip tape, clear 

Our professional and high-quality anti-slip tape is made from durable, waterproof film which is resin-bonded with mineral grains for an even tougher grip - no matter which colour or style anti-slip tape you opt for, they're all designed using the same technology. All of our anti-slip tapes are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, and the durable film material makes the tape extremely durable; able to cope with pedestrian and even light vehicle traffic. Our tapes perform consistently well in any wet conditions - even with any oil or grease spillages. 

Anti-slip tape, red

Anti-slip tape is primarily used in the following areas:

  • Steps/staircases
  • Ramps
  • Split/uneven floors
  • Slippery surfaces 

Our range of anti-slip tapes can provide fantastic health and safety benefits to your business, dramatically reducing the risk of slips, trips and falls. If you have any questions about our range of anti-slip tapes, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 0800 3761 693.