Manufacturing sector urged to use clear labels

23rd October 2013 - Fine Cut

Health and safety is an important aspect of any employee's life, no matter what industry they work in. However, some roles come with more risks than others - meaning businesses need to be aware of the potential dangers at their sites.

Companies operating within particular sectors - including industrial and manufacturing - need to take special care to keep employees safe by rolling out measures to ensure incidents do not take place.

An effective health and safety strategy is needed to prevent accidents, this includes ensuring all equipment and products are clearly labelled to avoid confusion.

At Fine Cut, we aim to make such measures easy to carry out for businesses, ensuring the hard work of creating the labels is carried out to the highest standard. Our dedicated team of engineers is on hand to provide a wide range of products for busy companies.

We realise that industrial workspace labels are required for several reasons, so we strive to ensure all of our labels are designed for durability, performance, quality and affordability.

Among the industries we serve are manufacturing, electronic, electrical contractors and product component.

Businesses that take advantage of Fine Cut's services are less likely to face prosecution for failing to comply with health and safety regulations.

A packaging company based in Surrey was recently ordered to pay £5,000 plus £2,985 in legal costs after a member of staff severed the tip of a finger on a machine where a safety guard had been disabled.

An investigation carried out by the Health and Safety Executive discovered that an interlock guard on a piece of equipment had been allowed to operate unchecked in an unsafe state - putting workers at risk of injury.

Following a hearing into the incident, inspector Guy Widdowson said: "Incidents of this kind, where safety guards have been deliberately disabled, occur all too often and it is extremely disappointing that it takes a worker to sustain a painful injury before the dangers are acknowledged."

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