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Training & Safety Courses

Our Rack Safety Awareness Course is a half-day session, that teaches your staff everything they need to know about how to properly maintain warehouse pallet racking systems, for safer usage and a longer lifespan.

Racking safety awareness at your site

We understand the demands on staff time involved in any busy workplace, and that’s why we come to your site to carry out our Rack Safety Awareness Courses, for groups of around 4-6 people. The course consists of both ‘classroom’ based learning, involving presentations, and question and answer sessions with one of our SARI (SEMA Approved Racking Inspectors), and hands on instructions, where our racking expert will tour your warehouse, to examine your racking and highlight real issues to watch out for, that are specific to your business.

Please contact us for a quote for the on-site racking safety awareness course.

Racking Safety Awareness Course agenda

The course is divided into three sections – initial presentations and explanation of non-technical theory, the hands on tour of your warehouse whereby a SEMA racking inspection will take place, and a follow up discussion. The topics covered teach your staff to appreciate everything they need to ensure the safety and longevity of your racking system, including:

  • Identifying key components of the system
  • Recognising damage
  • How to report damage
  • The importance of signage
  • How to prevent damage from occurring

The course only takes half a working day, so if you want to offer safety awareness training to a large group of individuals, you can easily fit two sessions into one day.

What’s so important about racking safety awareness?

Pallet racking deals with heavy duty storage requirements on a daily basis, and even with our market-leading systems, made from top UK manufacturing processes, problems – while not necessarily common – can occur. This can be due to operator error, poor housekeeping, overloading or lack of maintenance, amongst other reasons.

Damage to pallet racking can lead to major problems, like accidents, costly stock losses and even injuries and fatalities; which is why it’s crucial that everyone who works with your pallet racking systems, understands the safe working practices they should be working to. Our courses are suitable for everyone, from logistics managers and health and safety officers, to forklift truck drivers and packers.

Arranging one of our courses at your premises, helps you spot damage to your pallet racking system early on, save on costly repairs and avoid dangerous accidents. SEMA also recommends an approved engineer, inspects your racking system every 12 months to maintain racking safety.

For a limited period we’re offering a special in-house course taking place at our Telford office, for the price of £175 plus VAT per person.

The course will take place on the following days (all based at Telford):

  • Thursday 16th June 2022
  • Thursday 14th July 2022
  • Thursday 11th August 2022
  • Thursday 15th September 2022
  • Thursday 13th October 2022
  • Thursday 17th November 2022
  • Thursday 15th December 2022

 Course timings:

  • Arrival time – 9.00am
  • Course start time – 9.30am
  • Course finish time – 1.00pm

We will talk you through everything you need to know about industry best practices, including identifying components, recognising damage, reporting issues and preventing future problems taking place.

Led by one of our racking experts, the course explains everything in non-technical terms, so anyone from a logistics manager to a forklift operator can take part, and all attendees are awarded a certificate for taking part. Why not arrange for multiple members of your staff to attend to ensure your business is complying with approved industry standards?

To book your place just fill in the form on the right of this page and a member of our team will be in touch to organise payment details. But hurry, because places are limited* and we operate on a first come first served basis.

*Please note: we reserve the right to cancel the event, if fewer than 4 places are booked. In such an event full refunds will be provided.

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