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Back in 2011 a deadly earthquake hit Japan and caused a critical melt down of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. After the Fukushima disaster more than 44,000 people worked to safely take the Fukushima Daiichi offline, while exposing themselves to radiation. 

4 years after the disaster doctors have just diagnosed the first case radiation related cancer. It has been announced that the worker has Acute Myelogenous leukaemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It has been confirmed that the cancer is directly related to the work that he carried out cleaning up the plant.

TEPCO , have outlined all the attempts it has made to limit the account of radiation exposure to their workers during the clean-up missions . This is the first diagnosis of cancer linking directly to the clean-up missions, however, it has been reported that over 400,000 people under the age of 18, in the Fukushima area have thyroid cancer. 

When Working around radiation, it is important that the amount of radiation the workers are exposed too are minial, and that safety regulations are strictly followed inclucding the use of safety signs. 

Here at Label source we stock a huge range of Personal Protection Safety Signs and radiation signs which remind workers of the correct safety precautions they need to take to work safely in areas where there is high risk of exposure. 

Mandatory Signs

We also have a large variety of radiation signs designed alert workers, and visitors of possible exposure risks

Radiation Warning Sign


Here at label source we pride ourselves on having a large range of labels always available and in stock, however, in the unlikely event that you can not find the exact label that you require please contact us on 0800 3761 693 or email info@labelsource.co.uk

What is asset tagging?

Asset tags are essential for businesses that have physical assets that need to be inventoried, tracked and regularly monitored for calibration needs. Before asset tagging, information of your company’s assets was entered manually into a spread sheet, relying on someone to have entered the correct information. Asset tagging eliminates the need for manual data entry and therefore reduces human errors, so you r documentation is more accurate.  

Why Do I need to Tag my assets?

Inventory control: by scanning every item in your inventory when it is being entered or removed will automatically keep your records up to date and accurate. Meaning that you can plan re-orders, and schedule delivery as and when is needed. 

Theft Prevention: asset tags themselves work as a theft deterrent. Label Source also stock a range of tamper evident asset tags which alert the inventory manager of unauthorised removal / transfer or attempts of theft. 

Maintenance Management: If you are relying on physical assets to run your business,  it is important to keep an up to date document of when their last service, calibration, or maintenance check was to prevent any system downtime. 

Asset Monitoring: Know exactly where your assets are. 

What can I label?

Asset tagging simply allows you to keep track of where your physical assets are and what condition they are in, inventory and supplies. So what exactly do you need to label? 

You may need to tag all of your companies Fixed assets, these are assets that you have purchased for long term use, and are not likely to be converted into cash quickly. For example, computers, office equipment and machinery. tagging these items will enable tracking and scheduling maintenance of these assets to ensure that they are running smoothly at all times, preventing any service 

If you are working in an environment where goods are being delivered and distributed daily (warehouses, hospitals, stock rooms), inventory control is essential asset tagging can help by eliminating excessive Stock being ordered and streamlining the ordering and delivery process. 

If you are working in either the telecoms industry or the IT industry, asset tagging your wires will allow you to respond to issues, such as outages and part ordering and replacement to improve company efficiency. 

External assets If you have external assets, for example, waste collection bins. Tagging these will allow you to keep an up to date database on repairs, replacements and maintenance of these assets.  

Click here for more information on our asset tags and to browse our Asset tag Department.

If you cannot the exact tag that you are looking for create your own with our simple custom asset tag builder. If you have any questions regarding asset tags or our custom asset tag builder contact us by calling 0800 3761 693 or emailing info@laelsource.co.uk

Many of our labels are supplied for marking enclosures or cabinets housing control or automation equipment for industrial, electrical, traffic control, street lighting, security or telecommunications purposes. These custom produced labels include branding of company logos, rating plates to identify make and model, operating instructions, asset or inventory control, or for safety (such as electrical voltage symbols).

The cabinets or junction boxes can be for indoor or outdoor use and the specification of such labels should reflect the differing applications.

Adhesives have to be chosen to suit the enclosure fabric, which can vary from plastics, fibreglass to metal (such as aluminium, galvanized stainless steel). Also, surface finishes can vary from low energy, to stippled or contoured. Another option is to provide metal labels with drill holes for screwing or riveting to housings.

Operating conditions can vary from clean hygiene environments, where surfaces need to be regularly be treated for contaminants), to marine conditions with high salt or chlorine content, harsh climatic conditions (high precipitation, high winds, dry dust, UV resistance, or low/high temperatures), or aggressive chemical atmospheres. Therefore, the choice of materials and protective laminates can be critical to enable the labels to suit the application.


So, no matter if these are free standing, or wall mounted, for internal or external location, we can work with you to provide a labelling marker solution. To discuss your label needs contact us by e-mail sales@labelsource.co.uk or call us on 0800 3761693 (Freephone in the UK), or + 44 (0) 1443 842769 (outside UK).

Here at label source we sell a huge variety of labels and signs. Among which we provide a comprehensive range of laminated safety labels, ranging from mandatory labels, prohibition signs, to hazard warning labels. Infact we stock so many safety labels that we are confident that you will the specific label for your requirements, no matter what may be! 

One of our most popular products are our laminated safety labels, for a simple reason, our laminated labels are expertly coated with a thin film of polyester material which protects your new labels from the often harsh climates of the workplace, such as fading from direct sunlight, extreme weather, machinery grease, water and chemicals.

We take pride in the quality of our laminated labels and only sell labels of the highest quality, so you can be confident that the important information printed on your label will not be easily scratched off, and they will remain legible, intact and fully functional as long as they are in use. All Of our Laminated Labels are produced t meet international standards, including United Kingdom and European Standards. 

If you need any safety laminated labels, click here to view our Laminated Safety Labels range. 

In the unlikely event that you cannot find the exact label that you are looking for, please conatc us on 0800 3761 693 or email info@labelsource.co.uk

Asbestos was a common building material throughout the 70’s and 80’s when people were not aware of the dangers it presented. Builders started to use asbestos because of the tensile strength, and its resistance to fire, chemical damage and sound absorption

But when materials that contain asbestos are damaged they release fibres into the air that, when inhaled can cause serious diseases;

Unfortunately, Asbestos still kills thousands of workers every year. It is reported to kill around 20 tradesmen a week who has been exposed to asbestos in the past. This week we have seen 2 news stories about workmen who endured prolonged exposure to asbestos. 

A retired workman from Huntingdon, died at the age of 75, 18 months after being diagnosed with asbestos related disease mesothelioma, he is believed to have contracted this disease after enduring prolonged exposure to asbestos during the 70’s and 80’s.  It was thought that he was exposed to the material when work was being carried out on the roof of the factory where he worked 

Mesothelioma is type of cancer which affects the lining of the lungs and the lining around the lower digestive tract. Mesothelioma is only found in people who have been exposed to asbestos. 

Because the illnesses that are contracted from exposure from asbestos are extremely dangerous and life threatening the use of the asbestos was banned in 2003.  However Asbestos is still commonly found in buildings that were built or refurbished before 2000.

If people are working with or around dangerous materials it is important that they are aware of the risks that they could potentially face so they can carry out the correct safety precautions or wear the correct protective clothing.  

Click here to browse our range of Asbestos warning labels. 

If you have any questions about our range of asbestos warning signs, you can contact us by telephoning 0800 3761 693 or emailing info@labelsource.co.uk