Clear labels could prevent workplace incidents

08th January 2014 - Fine Cut

The need to prioritise the health and safety of employees is vital for businesses in a variety of sectors - particularly those in which staff operate machinery or work with potentially-dangerous chemicals as part of their everyday operations.

At Fine Cut, our dedicated team understands these demands that come with running a company and our high-quality product range is perfect for improvements that could limit the risk of incidents.

Our industrial labels are utilised by firms in a variety of sectors for a number of purposes. Whether you are looking to make products more easily identifiable, promote your brand or improve health and safety through the clear marking of products, then we can help.

Industrial labels produced by Fine Cut will suit any requirement your company may have, ranging from hazard warnings to bespoke instructional labels. We have a huge range of standard industrial labels and custom-printed graphics that can be made to suit your exact specification.

What's more, our experienced sales team are available to offer advice on how to achieve the best finish for any given application, while our range of material and adhesive combinations will ensure the best results.

Failure to comply with health and safety regulations - such as by clearly labelling hazards - can have serious implications for companies. 

Plastics manufacturer Kalsi Plastics, based in Birmingham, was recently fined £6,000 plus £2,418 legal fees after its failings resulted in a member of staff severing four fingers on a circular saw that had been blocked.

Pam Folsom, an inspector from the Health and Safety Executive, said: "This incident could have been prevented and a man spared from suffering painful, life-changing injuries had there been measures in place to bring the blade to a halt sooner. 

"The company has since fitted a brake which brings the blade to a halt in around five seconds and has also installed an interlock switch which is tripped when the cover to the base is opened." 

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