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.
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).
26 April 2012SEMA 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.
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.
01 February 2012SEMA 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.
29 September 2011Look 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).
29 September 2011SEMA 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.