SEMA Rack Inspections

By employing a SARI (SEMA Approved Rack Inspector) you can relax in the knowledge that your racking is being kept to the high standards outlined by SEMA.

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SEMA Rack Safety Inspections

Bristol Storage Equipment Ltd is proud to offer independent SEMA Approved Racking Inspections across the UK.

Get your racking inspected by our in house SARI (SEMA Approved Rack Inspector) and receive a comprehensive damage report, which classifies all damages in line with the latest SEMA guidelines using a simple traffic light system – green risk, amber risk and red risk.


Call now to book your annual SEMA racking inspection – 0117 955 5211 or fill out our Get in touch form below.

Do I need a SEMA Racking Inspection?

Rack inspections are required under the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) and PUWER Guidelines, because pallet racking ‘falls under the category of work equipment, which must be maintained and inspected on a regular basis’. Rack Inspections are highly recommended where…

  • Damage to racking exists
  • Risk that racking could become damaged
  • You are required to meet health and safety legislation i.e. HSE, SEMA
  • Taking precautionary measures to prevent accidents
  • Calculating the load capacity of your storage system

"Thank you for this, I'm very impressed with this report! It is well laid out, well presented and best of all I can understand it (unlike some reports I see!). Many thanks to Dennis and your team for completing this." Facilities Manager - Bristol

Why should I use a SEMA Approved Rack Inspector?

By employing a SARI (SEMA Approved Rack Inspector) you can relax in the knowledge that your racking is being kept to the high standards outlined by SEMA.

As a SEMA Distributor Company, Bristol Storage is approved by SEMA to provide industry leading products and services in order to ensure peace of mind and to guarantee optimum health and safety standards for your business.

We carry out SEMA Inspections on…

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  • All makes of pallet racking
  • Industrial shelving systems
  • Mezzanine floors used for storageYour

SEMA Racking Inspection will include…

  • A detailed health report on your pallet racking or shelving system
  • Report carried out in line with the latest SEMA Codes of Practice
  • Clarification of all damages
  • Recommendations and observations of your warehouse operation in relation to storage and good working practices

Bristol Storage are SEMA Racking Inspectors - Check out our SARI listing on the SEMA website here.

Will Cutting Corners On Rack Safety Save You Money?

SEMA Racking Inspection Checklist

Regardless of whether you chose Bristol Storage for your SEMA inspections, you should be aware of the importance of inspecting your storage system regularly. In keeping with the HSE document "Warehousing & Storage: Keep it safe’, we would advise the following system for maintaining a safe rack inspection process:

  • Immediate Reporting - report all damage as soon as it occurs. It's important that forklift truck drivers and warehouse operatives are aware of their responsibilities. A system should exist where all damage is reported immediately so the appropriate action can be taken.
  • In house Visual Inspections – a risk assessment should be carried out and a view taken as to what is a reasonable frequency for visual inspections to the racking. Many companies carry out weekly visual inspections to keep on top of damages and to identify any major issues. Formal records of these inspections should be maintained. Contact us for advice on your own internal inspections
  • Expert Inspections by SEMA inspectors – A ‘technically competent’ person should be appointed to carry out a detailed inspection on the racking system at least once annually. Our independent rack inspectors are fully qualified to carry out these annual inspections.

Who Are SEMA?

Check out our blog post, ‘SEMA Seal of Approval for Bristol Storage’, to find out a little bit more about who SEMA are. To chat to one of our adviser's regarding SEMA racking inspections please call us today on 0117 955 5211.

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