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Rapid Racking keep it quick and simple for you to stay compliant with Warehouse Storage Health & Safety Legislation and Best Practice Guidelines.

So when your annual rack inspection is due, book an appointment with Rapid Racking – we will arrange for a qualified rack inspector to visit your site.

Rack Inspections you should be doing

yearly - Inspection

A technical expert should carry out full inspections every 12 months, with a report at the end that states their observations and recommended next steps.

weekly - Inspection

Weekly checks should be carried out weekly by your PRRS– a formal written record should be maintained for each check.

reactive - Immediate reporting

When a staff member spots rack damage, they should immediately report it to your Person Responsible for Racking Safety (PRRS).

Your Rack Inspection includes:

  • Completion certificate
  • Damage report
  • Recommended next steps
  • Floor plan summary

Qualified Inspectors

Our Rack Inspection partner has been auditing storage equipment independently for over 30 years.

Every inspector holds a industry standard SARI qualification (SEMA Approved Rack Inspector) which is maintained through the required commitment to ongoing Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

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Top 10 Inspection FAQs

Requirements under HSE guidance is that inspections on a regular basis should be carried out to ensure that the racking installation continues to be serviceable and safe.

Our partner inspectors have many years of experience within the racking industry. They will report on all aspects of racking damage and risk including missing or dislodged components, and the quality of the installation. They will also look at how the goods are stored within the racking and comment on the overall safety of the installation.

It is recommended by SEMA and in the HSE document Warehousing and Storage, HSG76, that inspections should be carried out at intervals no longer than 12 months by a technically competent person and weekly by a fully trained member of internal staff.

Yes. Under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 there is a legal requirement. Also The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require you to carry out risk assessments, which would include racking inspections. The legislation requires that an Inspection, by a 'Technically Competent' person, should be carried out at intervals of not more than 12 months. Enforcing authorities would be looking for the last Rack Safety Inspection Report during an enforcement visit or if there has been an accident.

It is recommended by SEMA and the HSE in HSG76 that internal inspections are carried out on a weekly basis. The person responsible for racking safety must be trained in rack awareness. The annual inspection must be carried out by an independent SARI - SEMA Approved Rack Inspector.

All types of Racking Systems require Inspections.

This could include:

  • Adjustable Pallet racking (APR)
  • Drive-In/Through Racking
  • Live Storage Systems
  • Push Back Racking Systems
  • Multi Tier Storage Systems
  • Automated Racking/Shelving System
  • Cantilever Racking, adjustable and structural
  • Shelving
  • Fabricated Racking/Shelving Systems

On completion of the inspection you will receive a copy of your damage report along with a site layout drawing. The damage report highlights the locations requiring attention and the risk, using the traffic light system.

Red Risk – This is the most serious damage and must be offloaded immediately.

Amber Risk – The identified rack must be offloaded within a 4 week period.

Green Risk – The identified rack must be monitored at every inspection. Should the damage or condition worsen it may be elevated into an amber or red category.

SEMA have set a very high standard with the SARI qualification. All SARI inspectors must have relevant experience within the racking industry, complete a training course with SEMA and pass both classroom and practical examinations to prove they are competent to carry out racking inspections to a high standard. With a SARI you can be confident you will get a high standard of inspection.

All SARI Inspectors carry a credit card sized identity card with their photograph and date of expiry of their qualification. These must be renewed annually subject to quality checks by SEMA.

Yes. Simply call Rapid Racking on 01285 686868 or email design@rapidracking.com and we will arrange an inspector to be on site within 24 hours.