Clear labelling improves hospital health and safety

09th October 2013 - Fine Cut

Hospitals and other medical clinics across the UK have a responsibility to ensure health and safety remains at the forefront of their priorities.

There are many ways in which this can be achieved for the wellbeing of both patients and staff. Clear signposts across all departments is just one way establishments can prevent accidents from taking place.

Using accurate labels to identify products is vital for ensuring members of staff are administering the right medication to patients, while also providing clear instructions on how particular drugs should be taken.

Here at Fine Cut, we understand the important role that clear and concise labelling can make for health and safety standards in hospitals. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing the highest quality products for our customers.

Fine Cut's medical labels can be used for a wide range of functions including inventory numbering, calibration labels, equipment identification, maintenance required labels, information labelling and asset marking.

Our products are manufactured from a range of materials, which are created to be durable and long-lasting. They are also resistant against some products that are regularly found in hospitals, such as chemicals and disinfectant.

Avoiding health and safety breaches in hospitals is imperative for medical staff. However, poor strategies can often lead to incidents.

More than 1,500 accidents involving staff and medical students were reported in Sheffield's hospitals last year alone - including falls and accidents brought on by contact with sharp objects.

Commenting on the figures, which featured in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals' annual health and safety report, Dr David Throssell - medical director - said: "The safety of the 15,000 members of staff who work for the trust is very important to us.

"During the last year, a number of additional measures have been put in place to further limit the chances of our staff being at risk."

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