Many businesses in the UK wonder whether pallet racking inspections are a legal requirement or simply a best practice, so in this blog we'll explore the regulations surrounding pallet racking inspections in the UK and why they are essential for the safety of your employees and the longevity of your business.

The legislation

While this legislation doesn't explicitly mandate racking inspections, it sets the tone for ensuring that workplaces are safe. An inspection is required under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, and to comply with “BS EN15635 Steel static storage systems. Application and Maintenance of Storage Equipment”. The HSE publication “HSG76 Warehousing and Storage: A Guide to Health and Safety” recommends inspection by an independent SARI – SEMA Approved Rack Inspector. Enforcing authorities would be looking for the last Rack Safety Inspection Report during an enforcement visit or if there has been an accident.
These regulations emphasise the responsibility of employers to ensure the safety of their employees and to maintain equipment, including pallet racking, in a safe and functional condition.
Here at Stamina Storage Systems, we have a specialist team of inspectors trained to provide you with a comprehensive annual inspection following the strict SEMA guidelines.
Failing to comply with legal requirements can have serious consequences, and we always recommend that your business conducts regular racking inspections internally and also receives a Racking Inspection, carried out a technical competent person at least every 12 months as a minimum.

If you want your racking to be inspected by our trained inspectors, then our experts at Stamina Storage systems Storage can help. Get in touch with a member of our team to book your racking inspection today.

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