If your company uses storage systems then the chances are, you will have heard of SEMA. You may be aware that using a company with a Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association accreditation is a good thing, but you may not be 100% sure as to why!
This blog is your potted guide to the organisation and why SEMA for Racking and Warehouse Safety is so important to the storage system industry.
SEMA stands for the Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association and is primarily committed to promoting and extending the safe design, installation and use of storage equipment manufactured and supplied to its members. The Association recently celebrated its 50th birthday and works closely with leading safety bodies such as the HSE, CSCS and RoSPA.
Companies that manufacture storage equipment in the UK can apply for full membership, whereas companies such as Teepee Materials Handling, which supplies and installs SEMA-accredited storage systems, can apply for SEMA Distributor status. In order to qualify, this means that we are independently audited on 25 key quality measures including the use of trained labour and correct storage design.
SEMA storage system promotes a three-stage process to maximise safety; design, installation and maintenance. Once your new storage system has been designed and professionally installed, regular maintenance is not only essential from a safety perspective but also a legal requirement. SEMA Approved Rack Inspectors (SARIs) are specifically trained to SEMA standards and must undertake ongoing CPD to ensure that their skills remain current and aligned with industry developments.
Teepee is proud to include a team of in-house SARIs that carry out mandatory annual inspections for clients, providing invaluable advice for maintenance and repair. Teepee can also organise racking repair work removing hassle and delay for business owners.
In a nutshell, SEMA accredited suppliers provide a guaranteed benchmark for safety, high quality and experience. Look for SEMA accreditation whenever selecting a storage system service.
If you are considering a new system or need to arrange your annual inspection, contact our friendly, SEMA accredited professional team for a quotation on 01384 256969 or email email@example.com