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Preventing racking collapse

Preventing racking collapse

06 May 2014

Jonathan Bennett, Chairman of the SEMA Distributor Group gives guidance on safe racking installations from cradle to grave.

Whether or not there’s a future for brick and mortar retail, the warehouse will remain a key part of a retailer’s estate. It’s been estimated that there’s a racking collapse every week in the UK, fortunately most collapses don’t cause serious injury or fatality but prosecution under corporate manslaughter legislation remains a distinct possibility.


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SEMA launches two new codes of practice at Storage Standards & Regulations Seminar on 4th June

15 April 2014

SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers' Association will launch two new Codes of Practice at its Annual Standards & Regulations Seminar on Wednesday 4th June.

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SEMA launches two new Codes of Practice at Storage Standards & Regulations Seminar on 4th June

08 April 2014

SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturer's Association will launch two new Codes of Practice at its Annual Standards & Regulations Seminar on Wednesday 4th June.

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New Audit Initiative for SEMA Distributors

17 February 2014

SEMA’s Distributor Company QA scheme saves you risk and time!
Every SEMA Distributor Company (SDC) is to be independently audited on quality in a pioneering scheme launched by the group in 2014. 
It’s the first scheme of its type for the storage industry and all SDCs must be independently audited on no fewer than 25 quality measures to retain their membership status.

 

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SEMA Technical Achievements

19 November 2013

SEMA, the British Trade Association of the Storage Equipment Industry, is proud of its  2013 achievements, pushing back boundaries on safety once again.

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SDG Supplier of the Year 2013

SDG Supplier of the Year 2013

25 October 2013

SEMA Distributor Group announces Supplier of the Year awards 2013

Moresecure has scooped a double accolade in the SEMA Distributor Group’s (SDG) Supplier of the Year Awards 2013.

The company carried off first place in both ‘Supplier of the Year’ and ‘Most Improved Supplier’ categories. Storax took second place and Redirack came third as the SEMA Distributor Group’s chosen suppliers.

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SEMA Safety Conference 2013

SEMA Safety Conference 2013

16 October 2013

One Small Step for Man: the SEMA 2013 one day safety conference held 7th November

SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is to hold its Annual Safety Conference on Thursday 7th November at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull.

2013’s theme on safety in the storage industry is One Small Step for Man. Two HSE inspectors cover critical aspects of safety in the workplace. Dr Sarah Haynes reviews Noise and Hand Arm Vibration in terms of how to control risk and what measures should be adopted. In Asbestos: Is that Still Around? Michael Bone discusses what to do if this hazardous material is encountered, both practically and in terms of legislation.

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The Essentials of Rack Protection

The Essentials of Rack Protection

15 October 2013

Colin Hinton of the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association’s technical committee outlines why the forthcoming SEMA Code of Practice on Rack Protection is essential.

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Message From New SEMA Preseident

28 May 2013

Jaap Vos is the new President of SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association. He is the managing director of SSI Schaefer and brings with him significant experience of the storage and handling industry.

 

 

   

 

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SEMA Standards Seminar 2013

SEMA Standards Seminar 2013

28 May 2013

SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is to hold its Annual Standards and Regulations Seminar on Wednesday 5th June at the National Metalforming Centre, West Bromwich.

   

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SEMA Leads on Safety Matters

26 March 2013

SEMA leads on safety matters
Major retailers are paying close attention to health and safety issues in the warehouse. Key speakers at SEMA’s Health & Safety Conference included the HSE and the safety, health and environment manager from UK retail giant ASDA.

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SEMA Leads on Safety

20 November 2012

SEMA continues to lead and influence on the safety front?
It was good to see the retail sector taking a lead at SEMA’s Health & Safety Conference on November 1st. Neil Sheehan, Asda’s safety, health and environment manager spoke on how the retail giant chooses a supplier on the basis of safety.

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Supplier of the Year 2012

Supplier of the Year 2012

31 October 2012

It was smiles all round for four lucky storage manufacturing companies at the recent AGM of the SEMA Distributor Group. The SDG launched the Supplier of the Year Awards for best and most improved suppliers.

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New Chair for SEMA Distributor Group

New Chair for SEMA Distributor Group

29 October 2012

Simon King is the new chairman of the SEMA Distributor Group (SDG) and officially took up office on October 18th at the SDG annual general meeting.

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SEMA Safety Conference 2012 - Mind Your Safety!

SEMA Safety Conference 2012 - Mind Your Safety!

01 August 2012

 

SEMA Safety Conference 1st November 2012

SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is to hold its Annual Safety Conference on Thursday 1st November at the National Motorcycle Museum Solihull.
Key speakers include a policy adviser from the HSE (Legislation update on pedestrian segregation)) and a safety, health and environment manager from retail giant, ASDA (Choosing a supplier on the basis of safety).
 

 

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Standards Seminar

26 April 2012

SEMA 2012 Storage Standards & Regulations Seminar held 30th May
SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is to hold its Annual Standards and Regulations Seminar on Wednesday 30th May at the National Metalforming Centre, West Bromwich.

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Construction industry demands SEIRS-trained installers

Construction industry demands SEIRS-trained installers

27 March 2012

Over 3000 individual installers have been trained in storage equipment safety knowledge and skills to SEIRS standards since the scheme was set up in the year 2000.

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With SEMA Safety Comes as Standard

With SEMA Safety Comes as Standard

01 February 2012

SEMA President, John Halliday talks about how to ensure you can maximise Return on Investment from your Back of Store storage handling systems, with safety built-in.
When you’re buying storage solutions, your structure should be fit for purpose, offer longevity and give you no cause for concern. Quality of manufacture of constituent products, correct design to meet standards and regulations and installation via safe practices are all on the shopping list.

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SEMA Launches New Distributor Group

SEMA Launches New Distributor Group

29 September 2011

Look out for the SEMA Distributor Company logo

The Storage Equipment Manufacturer Association (SEMA) has launched a new group for distributor members, the SEMA Distributor Group (SDG).

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London Metropolitan Archives

London Metropolitan Archives

29 September 2011

SEMA Codes of Practice met at The London Metropolitan Archives

The London Metropolitan Archives is the largest local authority record office in the country and custodian of the City of London Archives. This is one of the oldest and most wide-ranging civic archives in the world and holds documents dating back to the 11th century.

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