In-house SARI Rack Inspector
We are pleased to announce (all be it belatedly) that we now have an in-house rack inspector within the NSI Projects team, with Brian Taylor passing his SARI exam. Congratulations to Brian!
The SARI qualification is the SEMA Approved Rack Inspector Qualification that is aimed at professionals who conduct rack surveys as an integral part of their duties. It involves an in-depth course, along with an examination and practical assessment. An important part of the qualification is demonstrating a high professional standard.
Once passed, the SARI Inspector is equipped with the following skills:
- Understanding good practice, confirming a safe storage system, correct loading information
- Understanding the correct use of the racking system and identifying any hazards
- Carrying out damage assessments – deciding on unsafe conditions and actions to be taken
- Making recommendations on correct use, understanding limitations and consequences of any change
Safety inspections, weekly, monthly and yearly, and any subsequent maintenance including the keeping of records with reference to the maintenance of your racking is a requirement under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
Safety inspections and maintenance also fulfills obligations under the 1974 act, Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. It is your duty to ensure that any pallet racking system is maintained to a safe standard and that the use of the systems is within the design parameters. It is your duty to ensure that any pallet racking system is maintained to a safe standard, and that the use of the systems is within the design parameters.
- The misalignment of bays caused by impact or movement.
- The incorrect location of beam connectors.
- Loose floor fixings.
- The dislodgement of accessories.
- The spillage of goods.
- Missing beam connector locks.
- Any dents, buckles, tears or splits that are present in any item.
- Beam end connectors, which show any clearly visible signs of deformation.
- Welded connections between beam section and end connector that show signs of cracking.
- Missing or damaged lateral bracing.