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Buy from us with confidence

Buy from us with confidence

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.

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SEMA’s influence is widespread

SEMA’s influence is widespread

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.

 

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Technical hub of excellence

Technical hub of excellence

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.

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SEMA SAYS: Cutting Corners on Rack Safety can cost £millions

SEMA SAYS: Cutting Corners on Rack Safety can cost £millions

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.

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The Health & Safety Event

09 April 2019

https://www.healthandsafetyevents.co.uk/event-seminars

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

 

 

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SEMA sets the safety standard

SEMA sets the safety standard

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

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SEMA says Safe Storage is Mission Possible

SEMA says Safe Storage is Mission Possible

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.

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The Weakest Link

The Weakest Link

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.

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Can your Supplier Prove their Credentials?

Can your Supplier Prove their Credentials?

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.

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On the rack

On the rack

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. 

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SEMA can make storage safety possible!

SEMA can make storage safety possible!

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.

 

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SEMA’s New Guide to the Conduct of Inspections

SEMA’s New Guide to the Conduct of Inspections

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.

 

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The way of the SARI

The way of the SARI

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.

 

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Rack Inspections: Green risk doesn’t mean ‘No Risk’

Rack Inspections: Green risk doesn’t mean ‘No Risk’

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.

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SEMA's Onion Skin Approach to Rack Inspection

SEMA's Onion Skin Approach to Rack Inspection

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).

 

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The Weakest Link

The Weakest Link

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.

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SEMA Approved Installation Companies Pass Scrutiny

SEMA Approved Installation Companies Pass Scrutiny

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.

 

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SEMA’s Onion Skin Approach to Rack Inspection

SEMA’s Onion Skin Approach to Rack Inspection

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.

 

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Managing Fire Risk

Managing Fire Risk

01 January 2018

Fire Protection Specialist, Nigel Gillingham of SIGplc was recently a key speaker at the StorageEquipment Manufacturers’ Association (SEMA) annual safety conference recently. Here, he offers some timely reminders on how fire protection is a critical responsibility for all businesses.

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SEMA's approach to Safeguarding Storage

SEMA's approach to Safeguarding Storage

30 November 2017

When choosing a new storage system, the three key criteria to look for are a safe working environment, accessibliity to assets and minimising potential damage to products stored.

On safety, help is at hand from SEMA which is the 50-year-old British trade association of the storage equipment industry that's well equipped to offer holistic structure and support on compliance to purchasers and users of storage equipment. We continually spearhead the drive to promote and extend the safe design, installation and use of storage equipment manufactured and supplied by our members.

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