All companies who have storage equipment on their premises such as Pallet Racking, Cantilever Racking, Shelving and Mezzanine Floors must have a trained employee nominated as a PRRS (Person Responsible Racking Safety) in accordance with HSE76 Warehousing & Storage (second edition).

The PRRS must attain a level of competency to carry out regular inhouse inspections of pallet racking, cantilever racking, shelving and mezzanine floors and be able to record their findings in a clear and precise format. Depending upon the severity of the damage they should arrange for damaged items to be monitored or repaired in line with SEMA Guidelines.

Teepee Inspect can provide that level of ‘Competency’ with our inhouse SARI (SEMA Approved Rack Inspector) designed and delivered ‘Racking Awareness, Safety and Inspection Course’ for all your storage equipment requirements.

Our comprehensive and in-depth course covers all aspects that the PRRS needs to know, including component understanding, legal requirements and SEMA risk classifications alongside a whole lot more. All this is presented in bite sized segments at your premises by one of our SEMA Approved Inspectors ensuring continuity between your weekly/monthly inhouse rack inspections and the annual SEMA Inspection which will still be legally required.

The day’s interactive course has been broken down into segments an consists of:

  • Racking Variants
  • Component Terminology
  • Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA)
  • Components – Performance & Design
  • SEMA Pallet Clearances
  • Legal Responsibilities
  • Inspection
  • SEMA Tolerances
  • Rack Protection & Preventative Damage

Upon completion of the rack safety course a certificate will be issued detailing date achieved, expiry date and the name of the new facilities PRRS, the certification will last for THREE years whereby refresher training will need to be undertaken.

Just to clarify: –

PRRS – Attendance of a BASIC COMPETANCE rack safety course to enable regular scheduled onsite rack inspections.

SEMA Approved Rack Inspector – The storage equipment industry’s leading and most recognised qualification, experienced and fully trained to carry out annual ‘Expert Inspections’ to meet current legal obligations. Teepee Inspect SEMA Approved Rack Inspectors have suitable Professional Indemnity insurance cover and produce comprehensive reports in accordance with SEMA Guidelines.

*As an employer, you have a duty of care to your employees and to maintain your storage equipment

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At Teepee all our approved inspectors are fully insured and trained in accordance with SEMA standards, enabling annual expert inspections to be carried out every 12 months to meet HSE requirements.


Accompanied with all detailed reports will be a 12- month completion certificate, furthermore Teepee will contact you 3 – months prior to your next inspection with a no obligation reminder quotation.


Teepee will provide free support to your PRRS representative for 12 – months. We also offer further discounts on additional site inspections throughout the year (if required), plus multi – site inspections.


As an approved SEMA accredited supplier, we can provide a no obligation quotation to undertake any repair work and maintain manufacturers warranties. Our fully insured repair service only uses genuine components and qualified SEIRS installers.