01 April 2015
As part of SEMA's Three Steps to Safety campaign, the association's Vice President Chris O'Connor explains how safe storage design makes commercial and practical common sense.
01 February 2015
SEMA's new president, Matt Grierson urges everyone in the storage industry to get involved in making the industry a zero-accident place to work.
04 December 2014
Racking and Storage - Let the Buyer Beware!
Don't know what standards your existing storage schemes are designed to? Fed up of the time it takes to check the details on a storage firm's quality credentials? Ever wish someone else had done the leg work on health and safety, use of trained labour and correct storage design so you can sign on the dotted line?
Help is at hand from SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers' Association. Each of SEMA's five membership groups places health and safety at the heart of its agenda and together they cover the full supply chain. With a mandate to establish and continually improve safe working practices in the storage industry and a 50 year history, SEMA works cohesively with the HSE, CSCS, RoSPA and other lead bodies.
27 October 2014
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is backing SEMA's requirement for installer training to be on-going in the storage equipment industry. CSCS is the leading certification card scheme for construction. CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications.
17 October 2014
Storax and Moresecure remained victorious at the SEMA Distributor Group (SDG) Supplier of the Year awards 2014.
13 May 2014
On the basis of safety, SEMA completely opposes the use of cutting out and replacing sections of damaged uprights without offloading in order to save money on rack replacements. This method is not underwritten by any of the main rack manufacturers whose products are being modified or by the statutory authorities because:
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.
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.
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.
17 February 2014SEMA’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.
19 November 2013SEMA, the British Trade Association of the Storage Equipment Industry, is proud of its 2013 achievements, pushing back boundaries on safety once again.
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.
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.
15 October 2013Colin Hinton of the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association’s technical committee outlines why the forthcoming SEMA Code of Practice on Rack Protection is essential.
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.
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.
26 March 2013SEMA 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.
20 November 2012SEMA 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.
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.
29 October 2012Simon 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.