Why is Safety Inspection needed?
Storage racking should be properly maintained and in good order. Rack safety inspections are required to prevent and minimise the effects of accidents, to comply with the requirements of PUWER 1998 and to promote safety in the workplace.
The SEMA Approved Inspector Qualification is aimed at individuals who carry out the inspection of storage equipment as a significant part of their duties. To achieve the required standard they must successfully complete a specially designed intensive course, written examination and practical assessment. There is also an on-going committment to CPD for which inspectors are required to attain a prescribed number of points on an annual basis.
The Benefit in a number of ways from using a SEMA Approved Inspector for their regular survey:
• Inspector is trained and assessed to industry standards
• Independent Report
• Identification of red, amber and green risks
• Safety recommendations
• Warehouse Operator Training
• Safety Culture
• Rack Inspection Program
WAREHOUSE OPERATOR TRAINING
- Identification and understanding the key components of pallet racking
- Recognizing damage
- Damage Reporting Procedure
- What to do, when and how
RACK SAFETY INSPECTION
- Annual/Monthly rack safety inspection according to the current guidelines identified by SEMA (Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association)
- To identify damaged components. Damaged or missing components that heighten the risk of rack collapse.
- To Ensure that the rack remains in safe condition.