Why is barcoding necessary?
Schools, academies, colleges and universities now have huge amounts of portable and fixed assets!
To date, millions of pounds have been invested in science, sports, IT and audio-visual equipment, as well as the wide variety of school property that students take home. Many schools need policies that allow their students to check out (and return) computer tablets, books, musical instruments, sports equipment and uniforms, etc. These items represent enormous investments that must be managed.
School equipment that is borrowed or loaned needs tracking; plus all of the school property that’s located within the school buildings. Desks, chairs and expensive laboratory equipment needs to be accounted for. These items inevitably get moved around during classes and it’s often difficult to trace where they belong.
Could you track down a single piece of equipment quickly? Could you re claim the value of all your school assets if they were lost in a fire or a flood? The cheapest and most effective way to do this? Simply purchase durable barcode labels and link them to an asset management plan.
Read here how Hertfordshire County Council advises its schools about the importance of asset management.
How can assets be tracked?
Barcoding makes more sense than any other solutions in these cases. We create permanent, durable labels to place on items of value. Our most popular label is printed on Ultra Destruct Vinyl. It is very, very difficult to remove. Labels can be ordered online. Free samples are available to test.
Like many extra jobs that teachers and staff are asked to do, asset tracking takes time. Here at Asset Labels for Schools, we aim to make the process as quick and simple as possible.
What do barcodes do?
Our barcode labels:
- Simplify asset management
- Ensure accuracy, and are
- Custom printed to include numbers, barcode, QR code, logo and text.
Handheld scanners or smartphone apps make inventory checks quick and simple. Barcodes provide a number that can relate to a wealth of recorded information such as age, condition and source of the asset.
Any asset of value – from textbooks to ipads can be labelled. This ensures quick asset recovery from students at the end of a lesson or even at the end of the term. Students can be assigned a barcoded asset and given responsibility for that named asset. Asset register checks will identify shortages faults, and breakages, which makes any re-ordering fast and efficient.
Schools can save a lot of money by managing their assets correctly.