Here at Label Bar, we are pioneers when it comes to supplying labels for the health and safety sector, with clients benefiting from our experience of more than 10 years in the industry. You can trust our expertise to offer the biggest selection of labels that you could need. Today we will draw our focus to our range of CHIP labels.
What are CHIP Labels?
CHIP (or CHIPS) is an acronym for the Chemical Hazard Information and Packaging (for Supply) regulations, of which the last version was issued in 2009. CHIP has been used to provide information on hazardous chemicals in the UK. Designed to comply with different European Union (EU) directives relating to the supply of dangerous chemicals, it has been amended several times since its inception in 1994. The regulations require the supplier of dangerous chemicals to identify the hazards of the chemical by process of classification, provide information about the hazards and package the material safely. Although the official term and its regulations are now obsolete, they are still relevant in terms of its use of symbols as a system.
What are CLP Labels?
You should also be aware of CLP labels now, which have been in circulation for over five years now. CLP regulations superseded CHIP in 2015, with the requirement to meet these regulations implemented since 2017. The CLP acronym stands for the Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures. Whilst it’s possible to still use the CHIP labels, they do have different hazard statements, signal words, colours and so on, which means that depending on your application, you may need to use CLP labels in order to be legally compliant. The GHS (Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) phased out the CHIP labels, offering a six-year period to become compliant.
CHIP Labels at Label Bar
If you still have a use for CHIP labels, for example, you may want to use these alongside CLP labels for staff training purposes, so your workforce can transition, learning to understand the new meanings, then you will be glad to find a range here. You will notice that all CHIP regulation labels have an orange background with black pictograms and text. They are used to indicate that a substance is highly/extremely flammable, oxidising, hazardous to the environment, an irritant, explosive, corrosive, very toxic/toxic or generally harmful. The CHIP stickers are made from a thick and highly durable polyolefin with a strong, permanent self-adhesive, and are available in different sizes and quantities.
If you are interested in finding out more about our range of CHIP labels, please get in touch with us via our web contact form, or by emailing us at Sales@LabelBar.co.uk. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of our dedicated staff directly by calling us on 01325 525 675. We would be pleased to help you with any queries you may have for us.