The SEMA Approved Rack Inspector and Safety Inspection Procedure
The importance of safe storage equipment cannot be overstated. With the product stored often weighing many tonnes per bay, racking failure or collapse is always a real possibility. By taking the correct precautions this can be avoided.
Safety Inspections help to provide a safe working environment for you and your colleagues by checking the integrity of your storage equipment and promoting its maintenance. An annual Storage Equipment Safety Inspection is a requirement under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and the Provisions and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
In addition to helping to provide a safe environment, a regular inspection and maintenance program will also help to ensure the continuity of your operation and therefore your ability to service your customers.
Completion of the SARI (Sema Approved Racking Inspector) training course and the continuing Professional Development the inspectors are required to undertake is the accepted route to prove the competency the inspector. The objective of SARI training course is to equip the inspector with the following skills:
- An understand good/safe storage practice, to enable them to confirm that a storage system is safe, ensure correct loading information is provided, and understand the limitations of the racking system.
- To understand the correct use of the racking system, identify any hazards and carry out details safety inspections.
- To be able to carry out damage assessments and decide on actions to be taken, identify unsafe conditions of loads on pallets and understand the importance of reporting any damage,
• To make recommendations on the correct use of the racking system and understand the limitations on the repair of racking systems, and identify/ understand the consequence of any storage change.