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Our Brand-New Inspection Tag Range

Label Source has introduced a new range of inspection tags in semi-rigid plastic (0.5mm thickness), which can be attached to plant and equipment by cable-tie, ball-chain or wire. The range comes in 5 different designs, each with a different word or phrase.

Each tag has month and year sections (2018 to 2023) which can be either punched or marked to indicate when the inspection has taken place, or when the next inspection is due.

The body the tags have a diameter of 35mm, with an additional hole to allow attachment to tags with ball-chain, cable-ties, or string. The products are supplied in packs of 100 identical tags.


Inspected Month and Year Tag

Inspected month and year tag

The Inspected tag is used to indicate when a piece of equipment was last inspected.

From £87.60 inc Vat
£73.00 ex VAT



Next Inspection Month & Year Tag

Next inspection month and year tag

The Next Inspection Tag is used to tag a piece of equipment with the date it next needs to be inspected.

From £87.60 inc Vat
£73.00 ex VAT



Serviced Month & Year Tag

Serviced month and year tag

The Serviced Tag is when routine maintenance was last performed on equipment.

From £87.60 inc Vat
£73.00 ex VAT



Tested Month & Year Tag

Tested month and year tag

The Tested Tag is used to indicate when a product was last tested for accuracy.

From £87.60 inc Vat
£73.00 ex VAT



Calibrated Month & Year Tag

Calibrated month and year tag

The Calibration tag is used to indicate when equipment last was last fine-tuned.

From £87.60 inc Vat
£73.00 ex VAT

For further information please contact Label Source by e-mail at sales@labelsource.co.uk or by telephone 0800 3761693 or 01443 842769.


Should Children Go To School On Snow Days? 

Snow Day

As the UK was recently hit by the biggest bout of snow since 2013, hundreds of schools shut their doors leaving the children at home to wait out the wintery blast. However, this has sparked anger amongst many parents as schools just taking the "easy option". But should children go to school on snow days? 


The closure of a school when it snows is usually down to health and safety issues. The headteacher of the school makes the decision to close the doors as they understand the area and it's hazards best. However, as seen in Birmingham, sometimes there can be a blanket closure placed over all schools in the surrounding area.


What are the health and safety reasons for snow days? 


Schools always have the safety of the children at the forefront of their mind and snow increases the risk in many circumstances. The three main factors that impact the decision to close a school are as follows: 


  • Can the children get to and from school safely? 

It goes without saying that children need to be safe on the trip to and from school. If they are crossing roads or walking along an icy pavement, the chance of a car collision increases. If they do not have the appropriate warm weather gear, traveling to and from school in the snow could also make them ill.


  • Is the school site safe? 

Furthermore, the school also needs to be safe. If it is too cold for the children, the facilities are broken or the snow/ice has made the area dangerous, it is much safer for the children to stay at home.


  • Are there enough staff to supervise all the school children? 

Many members of staff may not work in the same vicinity as the school and may have to travel far to get to school. If the snow has been worse where they live or it could be dangerous for them to travel to work, it is safer for the teacher and the children to stay at home. 


So, should children go to school on snow days? 


That's up to the jurisdiction of the school, of course. Any amount of snow or ice could make the school and trip to school treacherous and is that really a risk anyone wants to take? After all, one missed day of school can be caught up on quite easily. 


If your child has an examination on the snow day, the circumstance does change slightly. Exams are expected to go ahead at another location if it is not safe for students to get to school. This will need to be discussed with the awarding organisation and the students involved will be notified as soon as possible. 


Safety signs can help reduce the risk associated with snow. You can browse our wide range of safety signs here and hopefully reduce any risk caused by the white winter we have ahead of us! 

How To Build A Train Station

The United Kingdom is currently going through a period of extensive rail modernisation. A new high-speed rail system will bring Britain’s largest cities closer together and huge lengths of existing tracks are being electrified. 

Along with improvements to tracks, new stations are being built around the country. In light of all these new stations, we've put together a simple guide of how to build a train station. 

1. Prepare the ground

Before every train station was built, there was first a barren piece of land that needed to be tamed. Work begins with the uneven ground being brought to the correct level, either through excavation or covering depending on whether the ground is too high or too low. The ground then undergoes compression to prevent future soil movements and the resulting disturbance to the track.

Once the ground has been prepared for the track a layer of gravel (referred to as ballast) is laid on top of the foundation. This is then levelled out and stabilised in preparation for sleepers to be placed on top.

2. Put down the track

After the ground has been prepared and the ballast laid, concrete or wooden sleepers are spaced at regular intervals along the path of the railway line. These act as the ‘crossbars’ that will hold the rails in position.


The rails are then attached and welded together. Sometimes gaps are left between rails to prevent buckling when the rails expand in hot weather.

Further ballast is then laid around the sleepers to stabilise the track.

3. Lay down electrical cabling

Electricity is vital to modern railway stations. At the beginning of the railway industry, an army of train conductors and signalling men were needed to ensure the smooth running of services. This has now evolved into a complicated digital network, with electronic public announcement systems, lighting, signalling equipment, and CCTV. In order to supply this diverse range of equipment with electricity, extensive underground cabling needs to be laid. Railways typically use 240V & 415 and 650V (signalling) power supplies. These are marked with warning labels such as those below.

Danger 240 volts
Danger 240 volts
Danger 240 volts label. Part of our electrical hazard warning label range. Self adhesive vinyl, with clear laminated surface. Rub test compliant, waterproof, chemical and scratch resistant. Supplied in packs of 10.
Price From: £7.68 (inc VAT)
(£6.40 ex VAT)
Danger 415 volts
Danger 415 volts
Danger 415 volts label. Part of our electrical hazard warning label range. Self adhesive vinyl, with clear laminated surface. Rub test compliant, waterproof, chemical and scratch resistant. Supplied in packs of 10.
Price From: £7.68 (inc VAT)
(£6.40 ex VAT)
Danger 650 volts
Danger 650 volts
Danger 650 volts label. Part of our electrical hazard warning label range. Self adhesive vinyl, with clear laminated surface. Rub test compliant, waterproof, chemical and scratch resistant. Supplied in packs of 10.
Price From: £7.68 (inc VAT)
(£6.40 ex VAT)

As all this electricity introduces the chance for electric shock, all electrical equipment should be clearly marked with appropriate signs and labelling. View our range of electrical labels, tags, and signs.


4. Platform

As few people like to board trains using stepladders, the next stage is to lay down the platform.

Platform construction increasingly involves modular systems, in which prefabricated interlocking portions can be quickly laid and joined. Staircases and bridges are also constructed during this stage. These linking different platforms to each other, and allow public access.


5. Signalling

Without signalling, railways would be no more coordinated than a toddler playing with Hot Wheels. To prevent Hot-Wheels-like devastation, train drivers receive instructions from traffic lights, alerting them to trains ahead and hazards on the track. Alongside the installation of signalling equipment, switching equipment is installed to allow the trains to be guided onto the correct tracks.


6. Lighting

No railway station would be complete without adequate lighting. Many platforms are located underground and would be pitch-black without extensive lighting installation. Trains also operate late into the night, and passengers may feel unsafe waiting on the platform if there is not sufficient light to see their surroundings.


7. Telecoms

Once the platform has been constructed and the electrical cabling laid, telecommunications equipment such as the digital timetables, CCTV, and public address systems are installed. Public Address Systems ensure that passengers are aware of train times, platform changes or any delays.

CCTV is a very effective deterrent against crime. Not only does it reduce the likelihood of break-ins and theft, but also reduces ant-social behaviour as people know they are being monitored. It also prevents antisocial behaviour; as the knowledge that they are being recorded may lead to them reconsider their actions.