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How You Should Be Coding Your Medical Storage Bins

8 Dec 2017 / by Claudine Fessey

Medical Storage systems are a great way of minimising time wastage amongst your team and ensure precision when it comes to finding your consumables.

Save yourself and your staff time and energy while also reducing risks by following these two easy and fast coding suggestions for your medical basket storage.


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Labels are an efficient and highly practical way of coding your medical storage. Specially designed tags give you the ability to show what is being stored explicitly in each area.

One great feature of Fischer Plastics labels and holders is that you can create your personalised labels. That means you can create the labels in a way that best describe your particular unique material and in a way that your team best identifies. Furthermore, you can create label tags that best suit the needs of your staff. By creating your labels for things such as clear storage containers or shelving solutions, this means your nursing and pharmaceutical areas have increased organised effectiveness which encourages a stress free environment. 

There are multiple types of labels that you can try for your storage needs. We suggest using sticker labels, cardboard labels or business cards style labels to identify the contents of your storage bins. The labels are rectangular and are great for illustrating what is in your storage box and especially perfect for labelling medical utensils. 


Colour is the best visual cue to help people know where things are.

By colour coding your medical storage area staff can:

  • Stor-Pak.jpg Quickly identify where things are. As such, ensuring their time is being used efficiently.
  •  Ensure that your consumables storage is continually kept organised. Sorting everything can be difficult, however by colour coding your hospital storage and medical storage bins, staff can easily understand and see where things should good. 

To assist you in this, we have created an easy to use coding sheet which you can download for free at the bottom of the page. 

By utilising these two coding practices, you can safeguard your medical storage area and make sure it meets the necessary cleanliness standards. If you need to top up your storage solutions or fit out a new space, be sure to look at what Fischer Plastics has to offer and please never hesitate to contact one our storage solutions specialist.  Fischer Plastic Products are 100% Australian Made so you can buy with peace of mind that you are purchasing the highest quality storage solutions. 

To read about how you can implement Fischer Medical storage products into your surgery read more about it here

Medical bin colour coding sheet

Topics: Medical Storage

Claudine Fessey

Written by Claudine Fessey

Marketing for Fischer Plastics