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Having an organised, efficient warehouse can have numerous benefits, both for your business and employees.

Nobody likes to work in a disorganised, stressful workplace, especially in the fast and frenetic atmosphere of a busy warehouse. That’s where proper labelling comes in.

Warehouse labelling is something we can take for granted. It’s easy to go for barebones, quick solutions to organisational problems, but by using arrow labels, decals and stickers, you can easily manage warehouse inventory.

Below, we discuss the benefits of arrow labels and stickers, as well as how to use them.

Why You Should Use Arrow Labels and Decals

The major reasons why you should use directional arrow stickers is to hit the three cornerstones of good warehouse management:

  • Flow – allowing for fluid movements of materials, shipments, people and traffic.
  • Space – allowing there to be enough space for storage, between employees, pallets, traffic lanes, etc.
  • Accessibility – ensuring products are accessible and found easily.

In order for a warehouse to satisfy these three elements, warehouse racking must be organised in a sensible, logical fashion. This means inventory needs to be highlighted for employees.

One of the best ways to achieve this is through arrow labels. These can come in four different sizes and allow for the quick, easy markup of stock or product locations on racks, beams and shelves.

With self-adhesive vinyl, these labels can be removed without leaving residue behind, meaning you can reorganise your warehouse after using them.

These arrows can come with alphabet labels and numbers for stock and product identification.

How to Use Large Arrow Stickers

To use arrow stickers properly, place them on racks of important stock in a way that can be clearly seen.

Also, make sure there is enough space between each separate set of arrow stickers, as the last thing you want is for these to contribute to confusion, not reduce it.

As the majority of labels are non-adhesive, you don’t need to worry about permanent adhesive damage to racks either, so don’t worry if you move stock around frequently.

Figuring out how to manage warehouse inventory and how to organise a warehouse needs to be done at a strategy level, but using these labels properly can help considerably.

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Our range of directional arrow stickers range from 16mm to 75mm in high visibility colours. Available in black on yellow and black on white, our range of arrow labels will keep your warehouse neat, tidy and efficient.

Social distancing measures have reached fever pitch, and it’s looking likely that they will last for a significant amount of time. For that reason, social distancing signs and labels will likely remain a part of everyday life for the foreseeable future.

That’s why we’ve introduced a social distancing range to keep businesses running safely, as well as to ensure the most vulnerable members of society are shielded and protected.

Below, we’ll discuss the ins-and-outs of the range, as well as what we want to achieve with it.

The Social Distancing Signs and Labels Range

In total, our range covers the following labels and signs:

These signs can be used independently or in conjunction to help keep a business safe. Whether it’s a shop or in an office, they can help keep people informed and vigilant.

While using labels is not a legal requirement in writing, the HSE has warned against “employers who are not taking action to comply with the relevant public health legislation and guidance to control public health risks, e.g. employers not taking appropriate action to socially distance.”

Labels and signs can help ensure you are taking appropriate action, as well as supplying peace of mind for employees.

They can also be instrumental in meeting Public Health guidelines. Again, the HSE has provided advice for employers during this time:

“Employers who have people in their offices or on-site should ensure that employees are able, where possible, to follow Public Health England guidelines on social distancing (including, where possible, maintaining a 2-metre distance from others), and hygiene (washing their hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds).”

Guidelines such as the 2-metre rule and handwashing are supported by our range.

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In uncertain times, it pays to err on the side of caution. Check out our social distancing signs and labels to help us all stay safe.

You’ve likely seen the HSE mentioned in various places, such as this blog. But, what is the HSE, what does it stand for and why are they important?

Well, the ‘HSE’ stands for the Health and Safety Executive, which is an independent body responsible for the regulation and enforcement of workplace health and safety.

It reiterates the importance of health and safety policy, as well as informs employers, employees and the general public about the benefits of enforcing it in the workplace.

Too often, we hear people lamenting that health and safety have “gone mad”, but is this true? Below, we explain the importance the HSE has in keeping us safe, as well as their foundational role in producing health and safety labels.

What Does the HSE Do?

The HSE is there to give people in the UK the right to go to work and come home safely. It sounds simple, but with so many different jobs, disciplines and work conditions out there, the organisation sometimes needs to get extremely detail-orientated to achieve this goal.

As an independent entity, they are free from governmental intervention and influence. This means they always put the safety of workers first, ensuring their advice and guidance isn’t sullied by any other influences.

Typically, the HSE concentrates its efforts on industries that pose the most serious of risks and hazards, but that doesn’t mean they ignore smaller health hazards. The guidelines they put in place ensure workplaces aren’t just safe now, but for the future, too.

So, what does that mean in actuality? It means the laws we follow, the labels we put up and the training employers must provide has, at one point, been reviewed or recommended by the HSE. This means they are responsible for the benefits of health and safety in the workplace.

The HSE has the right to inspect worksites and take legal action against businesses and employers who do not follow the law.

They are the foundation of health and safety in the UK, and whenever somebody complains that the practice has “gone mad”, just remember that somewhere along the line, it was implemented thanks to expert guidance.

How Does The HSE Influence Health and Safety Labels?

The HSE was heavily involved in The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996, which dictated the type of signs to be used for specific hazards, the responsibilities employers have and how these signs should be placed and designed.

As such, our range of health and safety labels will always be within HSE and legal guidelines, meaning your workplace and employees can stay safe.

Asset labels do not only benefit the safety of your business – they also provide clear economic advantages for your staff and customers.

Of course, asset labels are there for stock management and security purposes, but they can also implicitly improve the efficiency of work.

So, if you’re looking to find out how asset tagging and tracking can save you money, read on below.

Why Is Asset Tagging Important?

Improving Workflow and Communication

Your employees will be able to find stocked goods faster if you have an asset tracking system in place. If you own a large warehouse, for example, then lacking a labelling system or neglecting to track assets will lead to many hours of lost time looking for goods to dispatch or use.

Not only will it take time for employees to find an item they need, but the inventory or general manager will waste many man-hours directing staff to where they need to go.

Communication is important in the workplace, and there is only a set number of hours in a working day. In fast-moving, deadline-orientated businesses, wasting time on communicating information that can be transcribed onto a label isn’t in line with modern, money-saving practices.

Asset labels allow you to keep a record of where items are, so employees just need to be trained on how to use the asset tracking software instead of needing to memorise inventory location.

Reducing The Chance of Broken Inventory

Asset tags not only track where an item is but, by using barcodes, key information about the item can be stored.

This information can include handling instructions, safety measures, maintenance guidance and what the item is.

By arming employees such as warehouse workers with this information, it significantly lessens the chance that they accidentally mishandle an item and break it. That means less broken goods and money wasted for your business.

Safeguard Against Stolen Goods

One of the quickest ways to lose money is theft. While thefts are, overall, uncommon, having asset tagging can help should the worst happen to you.

The biggest risk of not tagging assets is that it leaves you open to theft. If you don’t tag your assets, then you can never be sure of what you have stocked, where they are, and of what quantities.

This presents an opportunity for an item to be stolen without you even knowing it.

Save Money With Asset Labels Today

The economic benefits of asset tracking not only extend to your stock but also the way your employees work.

If you wish to streamline activity and give employees the best chance they can to perform, then consider our range of asset labels.