Preventing Injury, Damage & Liability Claims

Everyday use takes its toll on even the most robust racking and that’s why the Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) standards require inspections at least once a year. SEMA Approved Inspections are essential to prevent injury to staff, damage to inventory and potential liability claims. Typical issues include:

  • Loose or missing connectors
  • Bent or damaged beams
  • Cracked welds
  • Leaning or misaligned sections
  • Wear, corrosion or fatigue

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Ensuring Safety with SEMA Approved Inspections

We provide SEMA approved inspections to ensure safe pallet racking and cantilever racking in your warehouse. Our independent racking inspections are carried out using SEMA Approved Rack Inspectors (SARI) to ensure compliance with SEMA regulations and industry standards. Beyond safety and security, inspections ensure that your racking is functional and easy to maintain.

We can arrange inspections whenever you require; whether monthly, annually or at another frequency, we can provide a package to suit. Following inspections we provide you with an in-depth, but simple, traffic light system report with clear recommendations. The report identifies areas of concern and highlights those that need immediate attention to ensure compliance with UK legislation including:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Section 2
  • Provision of Work Equipment Regulations 5 & 6 1998
  • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1992
  • Health and Safety in Retail and Wholesale Warehouses HS(G)76

Our aim is to make it easy for you to address any issues identified, we can provide a cost estimate for any required repairs to restore your racks to proper working order and keep your warehouse operating safely and efficiently.

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Rack Inspection Training

All companies who have storage equipment on their premises such as pallet racking must have a trained employee nominated as a PRRS (Person Responsible for Racking Safety) in accordance with HSE76 Warehousing & Storage.

With our comprehensive Racking Awareness, Safety and Inspection course, we make it easy for you to meet this requirement and ensure that your nominated employees receive the appropriate training. Our training is delivered at your site to ensure that your team benefits from practical, relevant training that they can easily apply to their work environment.

Download Your Free Racking Inspection Checklist

At Ikon, we’re here to help you carry out your routine in-house visual inspections which will help to identify damage to your system before it becomes dangerous and more costly to repair. Following your Rack Inspection Training please feel free to download our FREE checklist to help carry out your inspections.

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