End-user and industry visitors are invited to join SEMA on stand A23 in Hall 20 where members of SEMA’s technical committee are on standby to offer technical advice and information on wide ranging educational opportunities.

SEMA-logoWith safety top of mind,  end-user visitors can receive free of charge a USB stick uploaded with the SEMA Code of Practice for the Use of Static Pallet Racking (in PDF format) which normally sells at £38.

SEMA’s new President Jaap Vos, Chair of the Technical Committee Steve Cowen, Simon King (Chairman of the SEMA Distributor Group) and other key SEMA personnel will be on duty at times throughout the show. Literature on other SEMA services such as details (in outline) of the 2013 Standards Seminar on Wednesday 5th June and the Health & Safety Conference on Thursday 7th November will be available.

Elected as President of SEMA and managing director of SSI Schaefer UK, Jaap’s two year mission is to spearhead two key initiatives. Firstly, he sees significant involvement ahead for SEMA in Europe. For over 40 years, its policies and technical standards have enjoyed influence and won both UK and international respect.

He said: “SEMA’s influence in Europe will strengthen, particularly through the European Racking Federation (ERF) and FEM. Work has begun to realign our strategies to support UK manufacturers and to develop further standardisation to meet market and legal requirements. Our vision is to ensure that pan-European codes and standards created will support the UK industry in the drive for better, safer products, installation procedures, inspections and systems in use.

“We see SEMA as leading Europe through proven initiatives training schemes such as SEIRS and SARI (SEMA Approved Racking Inspector training). SEMA standards are implemented through the work of our member groups, SEMA Approved Distributor Companies (SDCs) and SEMA Approved Installation Companies (SAICs). The European need is already evident and, as an example, we have been invited by Turkey’s national storage equipment association to come and share our proven methodologies.

“SEMA’s theme in the UK is to continue to promote best practice in the drive for better, safer products, installation procedures, inspections and systems in use. On-going training and education form key elements of this quality-driven process.


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