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SEMA's approach to Safeguarding Storage

SEMA's approach to Safeguarding Storage

30 November 2017

When choosing a new storage system, the three key criteria to look for are a safe working environment, accessibliity to assets and minimising potential damage to products stored.

On safety, help is at hand from SEMA which is the 50-year-old British trade association of the storage equipment industry that's well equipped to offer holistic structure and support on compliance to purchasers and users of storage equipment. We continually spearhead the drive to promote and extend the safe design, installation and use of storage equipment manufactured and supplied by our members.

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SEMA Distributors have proof of QA

SEMA Distributors have proof of QA

09 November 2017

The latest audit of SEMA Distributor Companies (SDCs) proves outstanding progress has been made since the process was initiated in 2014. Three years ago, the group set out to demonstrate that clear blue water exists between these businesses and other storage industry operators.

The evidence-based assessments for the 30-strong group reveal that every single member has passed scrutiny in 2017 with average scores improving by a comfortable margin to 86%. The percentage achieving Highly Commended has doubled to 61%.

This means that every single SEMA Distributor Company can prove that their products and services meet and beat the SEMA QA standard by way of independent certification.

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Racking: don’t risk it!

Racking: don’t risk it!

02 November 2017

With warehouse space now at a premium, specifications and configurations using diverse types of racking and shelving can make a massive difference to efficiency, productivity and profit. But it’s not about that golden calculation, ‘price per pallet position’, at all – in fact, it’s far from!

 

For end users, the Holy Grail is about bespoke solutions where all the variables are considered and included so that a true Return On Investment figure is arrived at. Payback can normally be arrived at over a two-year period, bringing ROI sharply into focus, if you’re talking to the right supplier. The three key criteria to look for are a safe working environment, accessibility to pallets and minimising damage to products stored. 

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SEMA Always Aims High

SEMA Always Aims High

26 October 2017

SEMA’s influence is well recognised and cultural change has been adopted by some of our best-known companies, some of which have global reach. Our 2017 safety conference on November 2nd will welcome a number of speakers who have embraced SEMA’s codes of practice and the association’s prescribed methods of racking inspection, maintenance and repair. 

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Rack Inspections: Green risk doesn’t mean ‘No Risk’

Rack Inspections: Green risk doesn’t mean ‘No Risk’

11 October 2017

The Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association philosophy is that safe storage follows a structured approach; safe design to meet SEMA’s codes of practice, safe manufacture offering traceability of product, safe installation by SEIRS qualified labour and safe use including rack inspection and maintenance.

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Hat trick for Storax and Troax at SDG Awards

Hat trick for Storax and Troax at SDG Awards

05 October 2017

For the third consecutive year, both Storax and Troax were selected as suppliers of choice at the SEMA Distributor Group (SDG) Supplier of the Year awards 2017. Storax retained the top honours, with Troax named as runner up.

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SEMA SAFETY CONFERENCE 2017 THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER “Safety in the Storage Industry: Aiming High”

SEMA SAFETY CONFERENCE 2017 THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER “Safety in the Storage Industry: Aiming High”

08 August 2017

SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is to hold its Annual Safety Conference and Exhibition on Thursday 2nd of November at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull. Nine speakers cover current statutory and generic product related topics illustrated by case study material on the theme of “Safety in the Storage Industry: Aiming Highwhich will be chaired by SEMA President, Jaap Vos.

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SEMA Rack Safety Awareness Course Enhanced for 2017

SEMA Rack Safety Awareness Course Enhanced for 2017

02 June 2017

Updated for 2017, SEMA's very popular course on Rack Safety Awareness supports individuals who will be responsible for the regular inspections or operation of adjustable pallet racking. It aims to help delegates understand the importance of a rigorous routine and the methods of identifying, reporting and inspecting damage together with the required follow up actions. 

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SEMA stages first ever Full Day Technical Conference

SEMA stages first ever Full Day Technical Conference

09 May 2017

SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is to hold its first full day technical conference on Tuesday 6th June at the Park Inn, West Bromwich which be chaired by SEMA President Jaap Vos.

 

Eight speakers cover a raft of technical content relevant to all those working in the safe manufacture, design, supply and installation of storage systems.

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SEMA Safeguards Storage Industry

SEMA Safeguards Storage Industry

20 March 2017

By Chris O’Connor, the new President of SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association

2017 marks the association’s 50th year of service. The underlying theme to our current agenda is that of “Safeguarding".  Our focus is on how we can specifically support our industry by continually improving standards of safe design, safe manufacture and safe installation together with safe maintenance procedures.

 

SEMA’s “To Do” list is already well defined and each of our member groups and companies must lead by example. We are encouraging rigour among manufacturers, distributors, approved installation companies, racking inspectors and installers. The outcome for end users is surety of compliance and Return on Investment.

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SEMA '17 is shaping what safety looks like

SEMA '17 is shaping what safety looks like

15 February 2017

2017 sees SEMA enter its 50th year of service to the handling and storage industry. The underlying theme to our agenda this year is that of "Safeguarding". We work by continual evolution and not revolution, and so 2017 will comprise of broadening the scope and reach of SEMA's firm influence in order to continually shape what safety looks like.

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Don’t put your insurance at risk!

Don’t put your insurance at risk!

22 December 2016

Jonathan Bennett Chairman of the SEMA Distributor Group (SDG) has noticed a distinct change in attitudes towards rack maintenance from end users of storage systems. He says; "Since compulsory independent auditing of SDG members was introduced in 2014, we have seen the market become much more discerning. As the multichannel approach to distribution continues to advance, these businesses need to know that not too far from their UK-wide operations, there's an SDG company that has the correct level of knowledge on storage design and qualified labour who can offer on-site support, typically at 24 hours' notice. 

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SEMA where safety comes as standard!

SEMA where safety comes as standard!

20 December 2016

Our 2016 campaign, Safety’s a Job for All continued in our mission to spell out to both end user businesses and our own industry that they each bear a responsibility to contribute to the pursuit of a zero accident work environment.

 

In 2017, SEMA enters its 50th year of service and our agenda remains unwavering. We are proud of the rigorous structure and standards developed by SEMA  and the fruits of our labours are evident.

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Safety is SEMA's burning issue

Safety is SEMA's burning issue

09 December 2016

SEMA’s burning issue always has and always will be delivering on safety in storage.  With almost half a century of service to this industry, the structure and standards which SEMA has needed to develop are to the benefit of everyone who works in our sector.

 

The principles are simple. Safe storage follows a cyclical approach; safe manufacture offering full traceability of product, safe design to meet SEMA’s strict codes of practice, safe installation by SEIRS qualified labour and a rigorous, structured approach to rack maintenance through inspection and repair.

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CSCS logo to be displayed on special SEIRS card

CSCS logo to be displayed on special SEIRS card

01 December 2016

The Storage Equipment Installers' Registration Scheme (SEIRS) has been approved to operate as a Partner Card Scheme as it meets the requirements of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS). 

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SEMA SAFETY CONFERENCE 2016 THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2016 “Safety in the Storage Industry: Meeting Customers’ Expectations”

SEMA SAFETY CONFERENCE 2016 THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2016 “Safety in the Storage Industry: Meeting Customers’ Expectations”

09 October 2016

Want to learn how some of the UK’s biggest brands manage key safety issues? Then join SEMA’s annual conference and exhibition Safety in the Storage Industry: Meeting Customers’ Expectations on November 3rd.

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SEMA provides an in-depth look at Load Notices

SEMA provides an in-depth look at Load Notices

29 September 2016

Alan Worrell of SEMA’s Technical Committee says that the SEMA load notice is a safety sign that is intended to allow us to operate our storage equipment safely but can be overlooked. In this blog, he looks at their development over time, their use day and limitations; and gives a useful example of how to calculate the correct load for a particular piece of racking.

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Storax Troax duo wins again at SDG Awards

Storax Troax duo wins again at SDG Awards

27 September 2016

For the second consecutive year, both Storax and Troax have carried off the “Oscars” at the SEMA Distributor Group (SDG) Supplier of the Year awards 2016. Storax retained the premier accolade, with Troax chosen as runner up.

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How does SEMA lead on safe storage

How does SEMA lead on safe storage

08 September 2016

In 2017, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association, or SEMA, enters its 50th year. This feature looks at its role today, its groups and how they interrelate to lead the UK storage industry towards a competitive, zero accident place to work.

 

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SEMA sets the Standards in Safety

SEMA sets the Standards in Safety

01 September 2016

As the British Trade Association of the Storage Equipment Industry, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association continues to lead on safety in the storage industry.

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