SEMA’s definitive work is formalised into a set of codes and guides that are certainly not just for technicians and engineers but are of direct relevance to all those involved with the management and safety of warehouse operations. Together with training, these publications provide a framework for the safe design, installation and use of storage equipment manufacturer and supplier by our members.
Codes of Practice
When planning your warehouse initially the layout of the racking is determined based on the throughput requirement of the warehouse. However, considerations must also be given to the end-user or warehouse operational “need”. Throughout the process, Codes of Practice are used to ensure that the racking can work correctly with the other equipment, will stand up when used for its intended purpose and fulfil the desired requirements.
Such technology requires high levels of quality in design, manufacture, and installation, and over the years SEMA has developed a series of relevant "Codes of Practice" and guidelines which are acknowledged as the standards of the industry.
The SEMA Codes publications have been written specifically to reflect racking systems designed and maintained in the UK market by SEMA members. All SEMA Members are required to conform with these standards.
Guide to Method Statements for the Installation of Storage Equipment on USB (2002) – UK Shipping Only£60.00
Code of Practice:
SEMA/FEM 10.2.17 Worked example – Drive-in and drive through racking according to FEM 10.2.07: 2012 Part 2£270.00
SEMA/FEM 10.2.17 Worked example – Drive-in and drive through racking according to FEM 10.2.07: 2012 Part 1£270.00
SEMA/FEM 10.2.06 Part 1 The Design of Hand Loaded Low Rise Static Steel Shelving – Shelving Design Code£175.00
SEMA/FEM 10.2.15 Part 1 – Worked Example Adjustable Pallet Racking According to EN 15512: Unbraced Racking£265.00
SEMA/FEM 10.2.11 Part 1 – Rail Dependent Storage and Retrieval Systems: Consideration of accidental kinetic energy and action in compliance with EN 528. Pallet Racking.£175.00
Archived Document: FEM 10.2.04 Guidelines for the Safe Use of Static Steel Racking and Shelving – PDF only£175.00
Archived Document: FEM 10.2.03 Guidelines for Specifier’s of Static Steel Racking and Shelving (2000) – PDF only£175.00
Archived Document: SEMA/FEM 10.2.02 Code of Practice for the Design of Static and Steel Pallet Racking£265.00
Archived Document: SEMA/FEM 10.3.01 – Part 1 Tolerances, Deformations and Clearances in the Storage System – PDF only£175.00
Archived Document: Guideline No 4 – Guide to the Specification of Freestanding High Bay Racking and Clad Racks (1985) – PDF only£22.00
Archived Document: Guideline No 3 – Guide to Industrial Suspended Floors Using Chipboards (1982) – PDF Only£11.00