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How Frequently Should You Do a Racking Inspection?

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When you are in charge of a warehouse, a racking inspection is not only highly recommended but also a legal requirement under PUWER and forms part of your health and safety obligations. Inspections such as this should be undertaken weekly or monthly by your own trained staff and at least once a year by an independent specialist inspector Our professional team of SARI inspectors and here at Safety Survey can carry out  sema approved racking inspections and are the ideal choice to ensure your warehouse is as safe as possible and in full compliance of all associated legislation.

We provide regular annual racking inspections to many “Blue Chip” companies throughout the UK in order to reduce the chances of any accidents occurring within premises that house large amounts of goods within storage racking systems.

In addition to enhance safe storage and practices within your business, a regularly carried out racking inspection is highly beneficial when renewing your employers liability insurance as our service may help to lower the premium you pay.

Our safety inspections can be carried out in accordance with the sema code of practice for any new racking system that has been implemented at your warehouse, as well as checking the condition and overall safety of an existing system on either a six monthly or annual basis to ensure initial specifications continue to be met.

As a conscientious owner of a warehouse storage facility, you will undoubtedly have your own internal system that ensures pallet racking safety is never compromised; but if this is not the case, Safety Survey can also organise on-site training for your staff and assist with the setting up of a racking safety regime.

Our trusted team are on hand to compliment this so you can rest assured in-house routines will not be disturbed as a result of our visit.

Statistics state that a racking collapse occurs every week within the UK alone; not only can this compromise the safety of workers and visitors, it could also lead to loss of stock and in turn, loss of earnings.
Ensure this is not a situation you find yourself in by calling our experts today.

If you would like to know more about the racking inspection we at Safety Survey are able to provide, simply search our website today.

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Racking Inspections Checklist

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As the owner of a warehouse-based business, you will know that the risk of serious accidents is ever present and one of the biggest risks to the health and safety of your team is the collapse of poorly installed or damaged racking. This can be avoided by ensuring professional racking inspections are used.

Should racking within your warehouse suddenly collapse, your company will suffer major business disruption, lose a great deal of stock but more importantly, lives could be at risk so the consequences of huge amounts of stock crashing to the floor is simply unthinkable in a busy warehouse.

Here at Safety Survey we can carry out racking inspections that enable you to meet your obligations under HSE and are designed to give you peace of mind that the racking within your warehouse is secure and not at risk of collapse.

Whilst ensuring the safety of your team is important, it is also a legal obligation under PUWER* regulations. With this in mind, you should ensure that your workplace is entirely safe for use by seeking health and safety inspections which will comply with the latest governmental legislation.

Whilst there are many companies that can provide you with a racking inspection service, using an unapproved inspector could invalidate your insurance.

Knowing which company you can trust to provide a completely professional service can be difficult to determine. When seeking the services of a team of racking inspectors, you should consider whether they can provide you with the following:

• Highly experienced and industry-approved inspectors (sema** approved)
• Professional Indemnity Insurance
• A prompt, personal and professional service
• A totally independent and impartial service
• A fully illustrated report upon completion of your inspection

Should you seek the assistance of our team here at Safety Survey, you can expect to benefit from a truly unbeatable service that combines a wealth of experience and expert knowledge on racking safety, with a commitment to providing excellent customer service.

To assist in your selection of inspector, sema approved inspectors (the only industry approved inspectors) are listed on the sema website –

So, when the time comes for you to arrange the next racking inspections for your warehouse, look no further than the team here at Safety Survey. To arrange an inspection, call us on 0845 272 2358 or feel free to browse our website today.

*The Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations
**The Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association

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SEMA Safety Conference & Exhibition

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The 2011 SEMA Safety Conference will be held on Thursday November 3rd at the National Motorcycle Museum , Solihull, West Midlands.

This is the UK’s premier event for Safety in the Storage Industry, Racking Inspection and Racking Safety.

A wide variety of speakers and subject matter will ensure an interesting day for anyone involved in warehouse & racking safety

Both and out sister company Birchmoor Associates will be exhibiting at the exhibition and attending the conference.

For details of racking  supply, installation (trade or end user), racking repairs,  relocation,  spares and accessories and Mezzanine floors - Contact

For details of Racking Safety Inspections, Training Seminars , Racking  Safety and Safety Accessories – contact


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Welcome to our website!

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We would like to give you a very warm welcome to our new Safety Survey website. Our new site contains all the information you need about our services. We cooperate with our sister company Birchmoor Associates to provide you with the safest warehouse equipment.

We have included a video presenter to our new site, who will tell you most of the information about our services, so make sure you take a listen.

We have a few videos for you to watch in order to stress the importance of correct racking installation and warehouse safety. We hope our new site gives you all the information you need but don’t hesitate to get in touch with us should you require any additional information.

Thank you for taking the time to read our new story and we’ll look forward to hearing from you.

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