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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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SEMA Means Safety in Storage

SEMA Means Safety in Storage

18 August 2016

The Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association enters its 50th year in 2017. Building ever closer links with statutory and lead bodies including the HSE, CSCS and RoSPA, SEMA is the British Trade Association of the Storage Equipment Industry and is committed to promoting and extending the safe design, installation and use of storage equipment manufactured and supplied by its members.

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SEMA updates Cantilever Racking Code

SEMA updates Cantilever Racking Code

26 July 2016

SEMA has updated and published its Code of Practice for the Design and Use of Cantilever Racking Systems.

 

Colin Hinton, member of the SEMA Technical Committee says: “The new Cantilever Code supersedes the earlier version dated 2004 as clearances and serviceability limits have now been revised.”

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SEMA Approved Installation Companies launch best practice video on new website

SEMA Approved Installation Companies launch best practice video on new website

19 May 2016

SEMA Approved Installation Companies (SAICs) have launched a short video illustrating how adjustable pallet racking is safely constructed in a real, live build pallet racking project, using the trained and qualified personnel of a SEMA Approved Installation Company.

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SEMA guidance on Load Notices displayed on storage systems

SEMA guidance on Load Notices displayed on storage systems

17 May 2016

Alan Worrell of SEMA’s Technical Committee offers guidance on Load Notices displayed on storage systems.

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Watch SAIC's safe installation in action

Watch SAIC's safe installation in action

15 May 2016

By Lionel Drage, chairman of the SEMA SAIC group (SEMA Approved Installation Companies)

Thankfully racking collapses are few and far between. But they can and do happen, causing serious injury or fatality; and loss of reputation through claims for corporate negligence. Sadly, it is almost always due to bad practice.

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Relief as worker survives major rack collapse

Relief as worker survives major rack collapse

11 May 2016

By Matt Grierson, President of SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association

This particular racking collapse made national TV coverage this weekend when we saw a trapped worker walk to safety after being buried for eight hours under tons of collapsed racking at a warehouse. SEMA would not wish to comment on the circumstances leading to the collapse at this stage as the HSE will be investigating. 

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