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Oct 29
Cantilever Racking Inspections : Why are they necessary?

It is usually an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) from the local council, or a Health and Safety Executive Inspector that demands that a company obtains an inspection of its Cantilever Racking by a ‘technically competent person’. Cantilever Racking is a storage system usually utilised to store long and irregular or even awkward shaped products that […]

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Jul 30
Do you know YOUR responsibilities?

        SEMA (the Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association) regularly publish technical information in the form of Codes of Practice and Guidelines for the manufacturing, installation and inspection of racking. Stakapal’s complete range is produced in accordance with the SEMA Quality Assessent Scheme which ensures independent checking of all design procedures and methods.   […]

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Jul 03
When did you last check your Racking Load Labels?

Your Environmental Health Officer will automatically check your Load Labels when visiting your site – an obvious fact but so often overlooked… IT IS YOUR LEGAL OBLIGATION TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE THE CORRECT LOAD DATA DISPLAYED ON YOUR RACKS           The Health & Safety at work Act 1974 requires you […]

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Oct 08
Racking Safety : What to do should things come tumbling down

A GUIDE AS TO WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IN THE EVENT OF SERIOUS INCIDENTS WITHIN YOUR WORKPLACE INCLUDING RACK COLLAPSE OR INCIDENTS WHEREUPON A REPORTABLE INJURY IS CAUSED. What is a Reportable Accident? A Reportable Accident is an accident that firstly involves the collapse of over 5000kgs of material. What is a Reportable Injury? In addition […]

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Sep 11
Racking Health Check

In these tough and challenging economic times it is understandable that many companies have had to delay the purchase of any new storage equipment for their warehouse or yard. What is more concerning, however, is the fact that in many cases this also applies to the ongoing maintenance of existing racks. This is without doubt […]

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Jul 01
Make sure they can’t PIN you down!

Your Environmental Health Officer will automatically check your Beam Locking Pins when visiting your site. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires you to: Provide safe systems and equipment for using, handling, storing and transporting atricles and substances. Provide the relevant information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure the health […]

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