Tactile labels are one of the most popular items in our online shop and we have seen big increase in their use over the last few years, with over a million leaving us every month!
When blind and visually impaired persons handle a package, it can difficult or impossible for them to ascertain whether it contains harmless or dangerous substances or preparations. European Standard BS EN ISO 11683:1997 specifies that a tactile warning of danger on packaging which contain certain dangerous substances and preparations must be used.
The main use of tactile labels is to alert a visually impaired person of anything regarded as ‘very toxic’, ‘toxic’, ‘corrosive’, ‘harmful’ or ‘extremely flammable’ and aerosols propelled by butane – it is also stated, by law, that anything with these qualities must have a tactile label to alert people of the dangers of these substances.
Tactile labels are 25mm in diameter and produced to BS EN ISO 11683:1997 standards using transparent material with a raised central triangle and can be read much like braille without obscuring the product underneath.
We supply our tactile labels in rolls of 2500 and sell hundreds of thousands a week, meaning that we can keep our costs low. As we keep a large number in stock due to their high demand, they are almost always available for next day delivery (along with everything else that we sell on our shop, including our LQ labels, stock take labels, hazard warning diamonds, this way up labels and many, many more).