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SEMA Member Summary

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Press Releases

  • SEMA’s New Guide to the Conduct of Inspections

      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. Storage products and ...
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  • The way of the SARI

    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 racki...
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  • Managing Fire Risk

    Fire Protection Specialist, Nigel Gillingham of SIGplc was recently a key speaker at the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (SEMA) annual safety conference. Here he offers some timely reminders on how fire protection is a critical res...
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  • SEMA Safeguards Storage Industry

    By Chris O’Connor, the new President of SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association 2018 marks the association’s 50th year of service. The underlying theme to our current agenda is that of “Safeguarding". Our focus...
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  • SEMA Distributors have proof of QA

    The latest audit of SEMA Distributor Companies (SDCs) proves outstanding progress has been made since the process was initiated in 2014. Three years ago, the group set out to demonstrate that clear blue water exists between these businesses and other...
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  • Don’t put your insurance at risk!

    Jonathan Bennett Chairman of the SEMA Distributor Group (SDG) has noticed a distinct change in attitudes towards rack maintenance from end users of storage systems. He says; “Since compulsory independent auditing of SDG members was introduced i...
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  • CSCS logo to be displayed on special SEIRS card

    The Storage Equipment Installers’ Registration Scheme (SEIRS) has been approved to operate as a Partner Card Scheme as it meets the requirements of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS). Now, SEIRS installers who sometimes work...
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  • Safety legislation just got tougher!

    SEMA’s President Matt Grierson says that the legal onus on end users of storage systems to implement rigorous safety measures has now grown significantly. The association offers structure and support on compliance to purchasers and users of s...
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  • SEMA Approved Installation Companies launch best practice video on new website

    SEMA Approved Installation Companies (SAICs) have launched a short video illustrating how adjustable pallet racking is safely constructed in a real, live build pallet racking project, using the trained and qualified personnel of a SEMA Approved Insta...
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  • SEMA Means Safety in Storage

    The Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association enters its 50th year in 2017. Building ever closer links with statutory and lead bodies including the HSE, CSCS and RoSPA, SEMA is the British Trade Association of the Storage Equipment Industry ...
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  • SEMA guidance on Load Notices displayed on storage systems

    Alan Worrell of SEMA’s Technical Committee offers guidance on Load Notices displayed on storage systems. http://www.sema.org.uk/load-notices Loaded pallets stored in a warehouse can be up to 1.5 tonnes with a typical pallet weighing about o...
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  • Watch SAIC's safe installation in action

    By Lionel Drage, chairman of the SEMA SAIC group (SEMA Approved Installation Companies) Thankfully racking collapses are few and far between. But they can and do happen, causing serious injury or fatality; and loss of reputation through claims for c...
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  • SEMA sets the Standards in Safety

    As the British Trade Association of the Storage Equipment Industry, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association continues to lead on safety in the storage industry. Committed to promoting and extending the safe design, installation and ...
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  • How does SEMA lead on safe storage

    SEMA is the British Trade Association of the Storage Equipment Industry. It is committed to promoting and extending the safe design, installation and use of storage equipment manufactured and supplied by its members. SEMA’s job is to provide...
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  • SEMA provides an in-depth look at Load Notices

    Alan Worrell of SEMA’s Technical Committee says that the SEMA load notice is a safety sign that is intended to allow us to operate our storage equipment safely but can be overlooked. In this blog, he looks at their development over time, their ...
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  • SEMA updates Cantilever Racking Code

    SEMA has updated and published its Code of Practice for the Design and Use of Cantilever Racking Systems. Colin Hinton, member of the SEMA Technical Committee says: “The new Cantilever Code supersedes the earlier version dated 2004 as cleara...
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  • SEMA where safety comes as standard!

    Our 2016 campaign, Safety’s a Job for All continued in our mission to spell out to both end user businesses and our own industry that they each bear a responsibility to contribute to the pursuit of a zero accident work environment. In 2018, ...
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  • SEMA's approach to Safeguarding Storage

    By Jaap Vos, President of SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association. When choosing a new storage system, the three key criteria to look for are a safe working environment, accessibility to assets and minimising potential damage to...
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  • Rack Inspections: Green risk doesn’t mean ‘No Risk’

    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 ...
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  • SEMA Always Aims High

    By Jaap Vos, President of SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association SEMA's influence is well recognised and cultural change has been adopted by some of our best-known companies, some of which have global reach. Our 2017 safety c...
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  • SEMA Rack Safety Awareness Course Enhanced for 2017

    SEMA Rack Safety Awareness Course Enhanced for 2017 By Colin Hinton, Course Leader and Member of the Technical Committee to the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association Both SEMA and the HSE recommend that racking and shelving should be...
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  • Racking: don’t risk it!

      Jaap Vos, President of the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association, explains the safety risks and compliance requirements relating to racking. With warehouse space now at a premium, specifications and configurations using divers...
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  • SEMA’s Onion Skin Approach to Rack Inspection

    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 sometim...
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  • SEMA Approved Installation Companies Pass Scrutiny

    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’ ...
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SEMA Press Releases

SEMA’s New Guide to the Conduct of Inspections   SEMA, The Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association has launched a new publicatio... Read more...
SEMA’s Onion Skin Approach to Rack Inspection Guidance on best practice from SEMA’s Technical Committee In 2017, the storage Equipment Ma... Read more...
SEMA Rack Safety Awareness Course Enhanced for 2017 SEMA Rack Safety Awareness Course Enhanced for 2017 By Colin Hinton, Course Leader and Member of ... Read more...