06

Aug

The Importance of SEMA

If your company uses storage systems than the chances are, you will have heard of SEMA. You may be aware that using a company with a SEMA accreditation is a good thing, but may not be 100% sure why! This blog is your potted guide to the organisation and why it is so important to

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16

Jul

Qualification Queries

As storage industry experts, we're often asked questions about the safe installation of racking systems. Recently, we were asked if competent staff were capable of installing a pallet racking system or if the job had to be carried out by a qualified team. The answer isn't straightforward as although SEMA guidelines state that a competent

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29

Jun

Safeguarding your storage system

Whether you’re moving into new premises, have a new storage requirement or it’s simply time to upgrade your existing storage facility, selecting a new system can be a mind boggling task. Fortunately, as a SEMA approved supplier, Teepee are on hand to help recommend a solution that offers the best efficiency and safety for your

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15

Mar

Staying safe on your mezzanine floor

Without doubt, mezzanine floors can be one of the most useful ways to increase useable floor space within your company. In terms of cost and speed, they can be an excellent alternative to relocation and here at Teepee, we regularly include them in our client proposals. However, as most mezzanines are usually exposed and elevated,

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06

Mar

We are hiring!

Teepee are recruiting! We currently have 1 vacancy available: Sales Executive. You can find the full details over on our careers page here. For the right candidate this role will offer a fantastic opportunity to develop your career within our business. Teepee are a family owned business established since 1987 Interested? Please apply now!

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01

Nov

WHEN DOES SHELVING BECOME RACKING?

It might seem like a simple enough question, but it’s one that could have important implications when making the correct selection for your business, in terms of functionality, cost and safety. As a general rule of thumb, shelving is a storage system that cannot be approached by mechanical handling devices such as fork-lift trucks or

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03

Oct

THINK MEZZANINE BEFORE A MOVE

If your current business premises are starting to feel a little cramped, the chances are you’re contemplating a move. As companies grow, the need for versatile space often increases at a faster than ideal rate, meaning that a costly and inconvenient move can seem like the only option. Here at Teepee, we know that needn’t

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08

Sep

Red. Amber. Green

As many of you already know it is a legal requirement to have an annual ‘Expert Inspection’ of your storage equipment such as racking, shelving, mezzanine floors and cantilever racking by an independent qualified inspector known as a ‘SARI’. The ‘Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association’ (SEMA) and ‘Health Safety Executive’ (HSE) recommend a three pronged approach

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10

Aug

Bowing – How much is too much?

So you’ve bought your new racking system, installed and loaded it carefully to within the tolerances recommended by your supplier and you notice that some of the beams are bowing. Is this anything to worry about? The short answer is, it could be. Here at Teepee, we are accredited by SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturing

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