Why use a SEMA member?
- CDM 2015 states that clients are now regarded as the head of the procurement chain and the major influence on project standards and culture.
- It is the duty of employers under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 to ensure that all operators they employ, both new and existing, are adequately trained and competent
- There is a requirement under PUWER for all work equipment to be regularly maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. to ensure that your warehouse meets all health and safety legislative requirements
Racking collapse and subsequent potential prosecution are simple to avoid. Where there is a safety culture and that correct protocols for inspection, maintenance and repair exist. SEMA works closely with the HSE, we regard “recognized standards” as those which we have established as best practice and are enshrined in SEMA’s Codes of Practice and Guidelines. As a SEMA member the latest safety standards are upheld. SEMA members are best placed to provide advice in a fast-moving manufacturing environment.
Using a SEMA member and approved provider for racking installation, inspection and maintenance ensures that your warehouse insurer can be satisfied that you are taking seriously your employee’s safety and responsibility. A a racking owner you should nominate a Person Responsible for Racking Safety (PRRS). If Health & Safety good practice are not in place in your workplace it could possibly invalidate your insurance putting your finances at risk as well as your employees safety.
Approved by SEMA
Under the remit of due diligence, we seek to prove that SEMA products are some of the very best on the market. SEMA members are compelled to continuously engage in independent product design assessments and actively help you mitigate risk and from a broad base. Each SEMA member contributes to a central repository of intelligence leading to continual improvement which is shared appropriately among the membership.
SEMA’s guidance has been diligently thought through from project specification, through design, manufacture, distribution, installation and maintenance involving SAICS and SEIRS personnel. A SEMA member works to relevant codes and are routinely, independently audited to meet our stringent QA criteria. A correctly designed, manufactured, installed and inspected pallet racking systems from SEMA Members are robust and will deliver on longevity.