16 July 2019
The Storage Equipment Installation Registration Scheme (SEIRS) story is a fascinating one. It is a key initiative of SEMA in its ongoing effort to raise standards.
02 July 2019
Over the last five years, a series of new, tougher Health and Safety laws and regulations have been introduced and harsher penalties are imposed on those who flout the law. The reasoning behind the severity of the new rules is clear. Change for the better was much needed as evidenced by the HSE’s annual report of 2016/17 which states that employers lost 30.4 million working days due to occupational ill health or injury.
06 June 2019
In these day so of 'buyer beware' end users can rest assured that SEMA members are stepping up to the plate. SEMA manufacturers and associates rank among the very best in the world. They lead the industry in terms of the research and development of storage product and systems and have their own first-class manufacturing and test facilities in the UK and/or Europe.
23 May 2019
For over half a century, SEMA has evolved to become a leading influence in the development of safety storage practice, in part by linking and collaborating with other leading groups and bodies. This reach is national, pan-European and international.
Today, UK-wide, it is the “industry partner and point of reference” on storage safety for the HSE, Local Authorities, RoSPA and the CSCS together with manufacturers (at both board and technical level). Speakers from statutory authorities and other prominent groups often participate at SEMA’s external thought leadership events.
07 May 2019
Technical excellence has been the very essence of SEMA’s mission since its inception in 1968. The very structure of the association’s DNA is technically inter-linked and so the conformity of each group and every member to a set of measurable standards has generated the industry safety model.
Approved and adopted without compromise, through technical standardisation, SEMA has led on best safety practice and many of its outputs are adopted nationally, across Europe and the world over.
25 April 2019
Rack collapses are rare, but they tend to be catastrophic when they happen. SEMA Distributor Group leaders, Simon King and Jonathan Bennett presented at The Health & Safety Event on how The Storage Equipment Manufacturer’s Association’s independently audited distributor group members can help to maximise rack safety.
Some 101 out of 298 day delegates chose to attend the SEMA Distributor Group session aptly named, Cutting Corners on Rack Safety can cost £Millions.
09 April 2019
Wednesday 10th April 11:45 - 12:15
Jonathan Bennett, chair SEMA Distributor Group, and Simon King, ex-chair of SEMA Distributor Group are to speak on how cutting corners on rack safety can cost your company millions. https://registration.n200.com/survey/1fpw351zvjesc
03 April 2019
As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, SEMA sets out its accomplishments and looks forward to the next half century. By Jaap Vos, President of SEMA
17 December 2018
Jaap Vos, President of SEMA, says that given the volume of safety and guidance available, there is no excuse for occupational ill health, injury or fatality. Safety in the storage industry is well within reach when you follow best practice as defined by SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers' Association.
10 December 2018
Simon King, Former Chair of the SEMA Distributors’ Group shares his experience on the serious consequences posed by poor maintenance practice when a system’s in-use.
10 December 2018
Today, the SEMA Distributors’ Group is the only scheme in the UK that independently audits the competence of resellers and distributors of storage equipment. Jonathan Bennett, Chairman of SEMA Distributors' Group (SDG) explains how storage end-users can ensure that their project is fit for purpose.
13 November 2018
Whether you are general builders’ merchant or a specialist outlet selling plumbing and timber products, your business will need to store and display products so that they can be seen, are accessible and protected from damage.
20 August 2018
Safety in the storage in industry is well within reach when you follow best practice according to SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association. “Mission Possible” is this year’s theme at its Annual Safety Conference and Exhibition on Thursday 1st of November at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull.
Nine speakers with wide ranging backgrounds break new ground covering issues such as mental health, 21st century leadership, and a real-life case study of a fork lift casualty who had to deal with rehabilitation following amputation. These examples bring home the diverse responsibilities of safe storage management.
17 July 2018
SEMA, The Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association has launched a new publication called The SEMA Guide to the Conduct of Racking and Shelving Inspections which comprises a major revision to its predecessor.
01 July 2018
By Mike Vaughan, SEMA Approved Racking Inspector (SARI)
Mike Vaughan is a fully qualified SARI with over three decades of sector experience in manufacture and distribution. He is one of 120 fully SEMA qualified SARIs across the UK conducting racking condition assessments, reports and recommendations so that storage facilities warehouses and other places of employment can operate as safe environments.
21 June 2018
The Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association philosophy is that safe storage follows a structured approach; safe design to meet SEMA’s codes of practice, safe manufacture offering traceability of product, safe installation by SEIRS qualified labour and safe use including rack inspection and maintenance.
01 June 2018
Guidance on best practice from SEMA’s Technical Committee
SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association has refreshed its rigorous approach to rack inspections. There are three main reasons for an inspection (which is not a substitute for deficient, defective or absent specification, design, installation, training or maintenance).
01 May 2018
SEMA Distributor Group’s former chairman and managing director of NSI Projects Simon King points out how small modifications, re-profiling or repairs to pallet racking can seriously increase the risk of racking collapse.
15 March 2018
SEMA Approved Installation Companies (SAICs) have followed in the footsteps of SEMA Distributor Companies (SDCs) in offering up their businesses to an in-depth quality audit. The programme commissioned by the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (SEMA) was conducted by Wayne Wiggins, auditor for external quality assurance company QCS International.
01 February 2018
Guidance on best practice from SEMA’s Technical Committee - In 2017, the storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (SEMA) refreshed its rigorous approach to rack inspections as rack collapses can and do cause severe injury and sometimes even fatalities. There are three main reasons for a rack inspection.