Common FAQs - Load Notices

Common FAQs relating to Load Notices

Load Notices - Legal Requirement?

18 April 2020

Q. I am just looking for some guidance please? I am trying to find out if load notices on racking are a legal requirement as searching on the internet I cannot find a definitive answer anywhere.

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Different Beam Configurations

24 April 2020


Q. I have a query in relation to load notices that I hope you could assist with. In our racking we have different beam length configurations i.e. 3300mm, 2700mm & 2300mm lengths. What is the best way to convey this on the SEMA load notice? How should the Maximum Bay Load be calculated given there are different configurations within the levels of racking?


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More than one Load Notice?

01 May 2020

Q. I have a query regarding sections of racking which have different beam lengths within the same run ie some bays are two pallets wide some are one pallet wide.

My query is whether these sections of racking should have more than one load notice to reflect this? We have had three SEMA approved inspectors on site doing racking inspections over the last 18 months and none of them have flagged this up, however it was raised when we had a recent visit from the HSE.


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