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It's essential that your equipment and tools are regularly inspected to ensure that they are in safe working order. However, when you're always busy working it can be difficult to remember when the next inspection is due. This is where we can help! Here at Label Source we stock a range of Next inspection Labels to remind you when a piece of equipment or tool needs to be inspected, so when that tool needs to be inspected, you can have it ready on the day. These labels come in a range of styles and can be pretty much applied to any surface. 

Here are some of the Next inspection labels we have to offer: 

Next Inspection Due Label

Write on surface label

Material: Polyester, Self-Adhesive, Print receptive

Size: 20mm x 50mm

Supplied in packs of 100 labels

 

Inspection Due Aluminium Foil Labels

Material: Aluminium Foil, with self adhesive backing

Size: 16mm x 38mm

Supplied in rolls of 250 labels

 

Next inspection Due Month and Year Label

Material: Choice of Self Adhesive Vinyl or Tamperproof Self Adhesive Vinyl

Size: Diameter of 15mm, 25mm or 40mm

Supplied in packs of 250 labels

 

Tested for electrical safety, next test due write and seal labels

write and seal label

Scratch and Chemical resistant

Waterproof

Size: 16mm x 38mm

Material: Self adhesive vinyl, with part attached clear laminate

Supplied in rolls of 500 labels

 

If you wish to view our entire range of Next Inspection Labels, please click here.

If you work with any dangerous chemicals, our range of Printable GHS Labels will allow you to indetify any hazards and minimise the possibility of an accident GHS stands for Globally Harmonised System, and this system is the international standard for chemical labelling. GHS was created by the United Nations to ensure that any dangerous chemicals that may pose a risk to an individuals health and safety would be labelled in the same way all over the world, and it now supercedes other EU classification standards.

Here at Label Source we have an excelllent selection of GHS Hazard Labels that will cover all possible bases, and with GHS regulation being legallybinding here in the UK. these labels will ensure that your workplace is both safe and legal. Our labels are available in a selection of sizes. Here is a handful of GHS-compliant Hazard labels we have to offer:

 

GHS Flamable Hazard Label

Used to mark any dangerous materials that are potentially flammable chemical substances or mixtures.

Waterproof

Chemical and abrasion resistant

Available in eight sizes

 

Harmful/Irritant Hazard Label

Used to mark any harmful or irritant chemical substances or mixtures.

Waterproof

Chemical and abrasion resistant

Available in eight sizes

 

Toxic Hazard Label

Used to mark potentially toxic chemical substances or mixtures.

Waterproof

Chemical and Abrasion Resistant

Available in eight sizes

 

GHS Classification Sign 

Used to outline the categories in physical, health and environmental hazards.

Available in two sizes

Made from rigid plastic

 

To view our entire range of Printable GHS Labels, click here.

handle with care label

Today marks exactly one month to go until Christmas Day (along with Black Friday), which means that business is getting busier by the day for retailers and shipping companies. It's likely that the next month will involve a huge influx of orders that exceed usual demands, which means that stocking up on all necessary shipping supplies is absolutely vital! 

Packaging labels are one of the most important aspects of your shipping strategy, especially during the period between packing and delivery. In order to earn the trust of retail clients and customers, companies must ensure that all orders are handled correctly, and arrive in the expected condition. To do this efficiently, clear and durable packaging labels must be used, in order to point out instructions for how packages should be treated, and when they should be sent.

Here are just a few of the packaging labels we supply here at Label Source:

 

Shipping Transit Labels 

These red labels provide clear, recognised instructions for handling and storing packages, to help ensure that the contents of your orders are never damaged or compromised.

 

Dispatch Labels

These labels provide highly visible notices for packages and pallets, which highlight the contents of the package, along with details of its position in the shipping process.

 

Heavy Duty Packaging Labels 

These labels are a great choice for more demanding environments, providing additional protection from chemicals, abrasions and the elements.

 

To see our full selection of packaging labels, click here! Alternativley, you can view our full range of warehouse and shipping products here.

It's that time of year again, which means that Road Safety Week is back, to provide us with reminders and motivation to stay safe on the roads. As you may remember from last year's blog post, 2015's theme focused on reducing the number of people using the roads, in an attempt to cut the number of driving-related fatalities.

This year, Brake (the charity who organise the RSW), are encouraging people to focus on six elements of their 2016 pledge:

Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp & Sustainable 

You can make and share this pledge online, whether you're a business, an organisation or an individual; it's even open to non-drivers. All you have to to, is follow the six rules set out on the Break website, in order to protect yourself, as well as the people around you. Here's a bit more about each rule:

Slow - For drivers this means staying under the speed limits, and slowing down in bad weather, as well as for brows and bends. It also means adjusting your speed to protect pedestrians, in areas with schools, shops and homes. For everyone, this means speaking out for reducing speed, and helping drivers to understand the dangers posed by excess speed.

Sober - For drivers, this means never driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, while for everyone else, it means planning ahead to ensure that this never happens.

Secure - This means ensuring that everyone is belted up when driving, including small children, who should be in the correct restraint. Everyone else should to the same as a passenger themselves, and when accompanying family and friends.

Silent - This means never taking/making calls, or reading/typing whilst driving, and ensuring that you never chat on the phone to someone else who's driving.

Sharp - This means staying focused on safe driving, and taking regular breaks when needed. Drivers should also never drive when tired, stressed or when using medication that could impact their ability. Drivers should also wear any required glasses/contacts, and get their eyes tested every 2 years. We should all look out for friends and family whilst driving, and advise them if we don't think they're up to it.

Sustainable - This reiterates last year's point about aiming to drive less, or not at all, using cycles, public transport or walking as much as possible.

Need some additional motivation? Here are some of the facts that led to this year's theme choice:

  • Breaking the speed limit or travelling too fast for the conditions contributes to one in four fatal crashes in Great Britain.
  • In 2013, one in ten drivers killed in a crash had alcohol in their system, despite being under the legal limit, while one in seven road deaths are caused by a drink driver.
  • Seatbelts reduce the chances of dying in a crash by 50%, while 21% of those who do die, were not wearing a seatbelt.
  • When using a mobile or similar, you are three times more likely to crash.
  • Poor vision cause and estimated 2,900 casualties, and cost £33 million per year.
  • There are an estimated 29,000 pollution-related deaths in the UK every year, with 5,000 down to road transport.

The advice is simple: Stick to the legal guidelines, along with the advice given by safety signs, and take responsibility for your own actions whilst driving. If you're a non-driver, look out for those who are, and encourage them to follow these rules at all times.

In the last couple of days a new Press Ganey report has come to light; that highlights the impact of nurses' perceptions of workplace safety and their ability to assess and a accurately treat patients. The main focus of the report was the nurses' perception of workplace safety and their ability to monitor, evaluate and act on their patient's change in health. Nursing practice is vitally important to ensure that a high-quality and empathic care is provided for both patients and caregivers. Christy Dempsey, chief nursing officer at Press Ganey pointed out that integrating workplace safety and surveillance programs throughout the healthcare facility improves outcome measures, whilst also encouraging a commitment to nursing excellence.

The report noted that for healthcare facilities where nurses experienced high workplace safety:

  • A 52% lower rate of missed care, as perceived by nurses.
  • 27% of nurses at these facilities expressed greater job satisfaction.
  • A 22% higher CMS Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating 
  • There was also 26% decrease in hospital-acquired pressure alcers (also known as bedsores) at facilities where nurses felt that they were able to respond quicker to their patients' changing status.

These stats are very promising, and they back up Christy's point that workplace safety and surveillance programs helps improve outcomes in healthcare facilities. To help improve nurse safety, the report recommends organizations to: 

  • Carry out adequate unit staffing that takes into account patient volume, nurse-skill mix and the intensity of care each patient requires.
  • Ensure that uninterrupted, and sufficient meal and rest breaks are taken.
  • Use patient data to improve scheduling and decrease extended work shifts.
  • Develop a stable core of nurse leaders and nurses with leadership potential through taining and/or formal programs to develop these skills.
  • Hire and retain a high percentage of RNs with a bachelor's degree or higher, and nursing specialty certifications.

If your organization meets these guidelines then they're certainly going to see an increase in nursing excellence, which will in part, improve nurse and patient outcomes.

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