ARE YOU KEEPING UP WITH CURRENT HSE LEGISLATION?

Under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 5 and 6, all Racking and Shelving systems are required to have regular inspections and be in efficient working order.

Inspect racking regularly to make sure it is safe, repaired and maintained properly. There are three types of inspection:

  • Immediate report of damage and defects;
  • Visual inspections at regular intervals; and
  • ‘Expert’ inspections carried out by a competent person (SARI).

Where damage is discovered that affects the safety of the racking system you should offload the racking and introduce controls to prevent it being used until remedial work has been carried out.

Keep a record of inspections, damage and repairs in a logbook.

Insurance companies, HSE and ISO auditors require surveys to be carried out by a SEMA Approved Racking Inspector (SARI).