GHS Labels

Rely on Readability to reduce the complexity surrounding compliance with the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) and BS5609 hazard labelling regulations.

  • Cost effective, efficient and time saving solution
  • GHS and BS56909 compliant
  • Paper Or Vinyl Labels
GHS hazard warning labels

GHS & Hazard Warning Labels

Protect your customers from hazardous components without the complexity of compliance. Readability can advise, guide and supply you with everything you need to make sure your products comply with the legislation in place and your label is still enticing to your customers and shoppers alike! If you are showing a GHS label for anything that is ‘toxic’, ‘very toxic’, ‘harmful’, ‘extremely flammable’ or ‘corrosive’ you will need a tactile warning label.

GHS and BS5609 labelling software and equipment

Readability offers you 3 supply options for your GHS labels. We can make sure you have the necessary equipment that enables you to print your own labels in house or do it all for you:

  • Two colour thermal transfer printers with quality red and black thermal transfer ribbons, rolls of plain white synthetic labels, spare parts and maintenance.
  • Full colour laser printer, OKI C711, with GHS data management software, sheets of plain white synthetic labels, spare parts and maintenance.
  • Readability can print GHS and BS5609 compliant labels in-house from stock with a guaranteed 4 day turnaround time.

If you need more detailed information contact us and one of our team members will assist you!

A cost effective and efficient solution

Every business is different and there is no “one size fits all” route to GHS label compliance. By taking the time to understand your operation we can recommend the printing option that will be the most cost effective and efficient for you.

Saving you time

By dealing with Readability you can access a number of different GHS label printing options from just one supplier. There is one point of communication, one point of administration and just one telephone number to remember for all your GHS and hazard labelling requirements – 01440 712 273.

GHS Label Example

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GHS Label Printers

We can supply thermal transfer printers that are suitable for printing GHS labels.

Pre-Printed GHS Labels

Get labels printed complete or partially complete with only the red diamonds. Remember under guidelines you cant have blank squares.

Plain White Labels

Simple product that you can rely and can be supplied ready to go into a thermal printer.

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One quick form and we will send you a sample pack of labels, first class, it's how we operate.

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Ordering your printed labels from Readability

Ordering your labels from Readability is simple. Call us on 01440 712 273 or email our team.

We are committed to supplying you with a quality label, beautifully printed and custom designed to your specifications. Should you have any further questions or need advice and assistance, take a look at our FAQ page or contact Readability and one of our team will be happy to help.

GHS Hazard Warning Labels FAQ

CLP stands for Classification, Labelling and Packaging. CLP or the CLP Regulation is the law which will implement the Global Harmonisation System (GHS). Its full title is “Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC).”
Yes, the GHS label requirements cover the labeling of the primary product and any secondary product labels for boxes or packaging that the product might be stored or shipped in.
Yes, the number of GHS labels will depend upon the composition of the chemical. You can find information on the classification of chemicals on the HSE website.
The simplest way to keep up to date with the latest GHS classifications and to ensure you remain compliant is to invest in a GHS software package which is automatically updated. Alternatively you can outsource your labels from a supplier who has invested in such software.

The date for compliance was 1st June 2015 in the UK. Manufacturers of chemicals with hazardous properties are now expected to be using GHS labels and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

If your requirement for GHS Labels is fairly low then it might be cost effective for you to outsource the printing of the hazard warning labels to an external label printer. It really depends upon your individual business set up.
If you are looking for flexibility a full colour inkjet printer combined with GHS data management software could be the best solution for managing your GHS labels. We are available to discuss all the available options to identify the best one for your business.
Yes, there are a couple of options available depending on the quantity of GHS labels that you are using. If you are looking to apply GHS labels from a roll you could use a two colour thermal transfer printer or a full colour inkjet printer. Readability can set it all up or simply discuss it in more detail in order to advise you accordingly.