Safety Labels and Documentation
Training your workforce to deal with emergency situations is important, but we all know that in a real situation most of that training is forgotten. Unless workers practice regularly, and have been trained in exactly the scenario they are facing, in exactly the same location, they will be under intense pressure to adapt what they can remember - and often get it wrong. This is where clear, simple on-site information is vital. Guidance labels so they know what anchor points to connect to, precise and easy-to-follow rescue and evacuation procedures that are proven to work in the real world, not just in a classroom.
UVSAR has been designing emergency procedures for over 10 years, both as part of training programs and as standalone documents that can be placed on site. Our unique ProGuide waterproof printing system enables us to create rugged, fully-marine-grade full-colour books and single page sheets which will survive any weather conditions. Allied with advanced 3D graphics and our expertise in procedure design, your workers will have a hands-on guide to exactly what they must do, in a format they can easily follow, even if they have been trained in a different system.
Please contact us for pricing and to discuss your needs.
All of our materials can be customized on request, including translations into any language.
IDENT anchor labels
Anchor points are all over the place. They are used for all manner of things. Pick the wrong one and bad things happen - and yet the labels are often vague about what you can use an anchor point for, or are missing completely. Even installed EN795 anchor points for fall protection are usually labelled with a very small inspection tag, which only describes the primary use. Can you lift two people during a rescue? Is it OK to use it for lifting tools? Does an anchor that's painted red mean something, or was the red paint cheaper?
Our unique series of anchor labels, printed on marine-grade polymer, allow you to clearly identify all the permitted uses for each anchor point, from a distance, in bad lighting, and instantly associate them by number to your emergency procedures or method statements.
We have labels for every combination of uses, from a restraint-only eyebolt to a rescue and lifting point on a crane. These labels augment the inspection tags, and can also be applied to anchor points that are not 'installed' - such as a structural beam - which normally have nothing to identify them. Workers who have never visited the site before will know instantly what they can and cannot do.
Each label has write-on areas for the essential information - unlike with vinyl labels, our proprietary polymers can be written on with marker pens and the writing will not fade - even in an offshore environment. The information can be pre-printed on request, including sequential numbering.
Fall Arrest - for connection of PPE for fall protection (arrest and restraint, not for rope access). Also marked suitable for fall arrest and rescue. Shows minimum breaking strength and capacity in persons.
Rope Access - for connection of personnel suspension / rope access devices, also marked suitable for fall arrest and rescue. Shows safe working load and capacity in persons.
Lifting - for non-PPE anchor points. Shows safe working load.
Escape - to identify anchor points for emergency rescue and evacuation. Shows safe working load and capacity in persons. Also marked suitable for fall arrest. Typically used on wind turbines to comply with EN50308.
Restraint - for connection of PPE for restraint only - used on anchors with lower capacity than is required for fall arrest or suspension. Shows capacity in persons.
Special labels - We also have labels to indicate something that looks like an anchor point isn't actually an anchor point, and a label warning workers that fall restraint (as opposed to fall arrest) is required. This is typically used on rooftops or near to excavations, where fall arrest is not appropriate.
Standard sizes are 150x75mm and 100x210mm, though we can print smaller and larger (up to A3) if required. Prices start at only 99p per label.
Training workers to perform emergency evacuations and rescues is often a legal requirement, but translating the scenarios you were shown on the course to real-world locations is a challenge, even for the emergency services who practice every day. Training is useless without clear site-specific plans, that have neen proven to work with the equipment available, in every emergency, every weather condition and with workers who are stressed or injured.
We are proud to supply emergency documentation for many global corporations, designed to assist their trained workers by leading them through the actions to take with simple, clear and precise instructions. Our 3D modelling capability allows us to create diagrams that could never be photographed, showing workers exactly what they need to do, and our years of experience in real-life emergency response means that we know how to explain potentially-complicated operations in the most effective way.
Designing procedures is of course not something to be done in isolation - your emergency plans influence and are influenced by your training, the equipment available and response times for emergency crews, and so we always work closely with our clients to develop the most effective options. We will never endorse a method that won't work in a genuine emergency, and can arrange practical tests of the response plan so that you can be confident that your workers are safe, and that you are complying with your legal duties.
For more information on how we can help, please get in touch. We're always happy to talk about what's possible and what your legal duties might be, in strictest confidence.