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SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is to hold its Annual Standards and Regulations Seminar on Wednesday 5th June at the National Metalforming Centre, West Bromwich.
Speakers include Nick Welch, Senior Regional Executive of the RTITB who will outline how safety and training standards for fork lift trucks impact on storage equipment operations.
The half day event will also feature a presentation from David Fenn, Chief Executive of the British Assessment Bureau on environmental standards and how to meet tender requirements.
Four members of SEMA’s Technical Committee will provide the most up to date sources of information on recent developments.


Places are selling fast for the Freight Transport Association’s Safety in Logistics conference, which is supported by the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).


Use of pallets for loading and handling materials is extensive throughout the construction industry. Be sure the pallets you are using are in good condition. Cross piling and other safe loading techniques are required. Tie and secure any unstable loads and repack them if necessary.

Make sure you find out what type and size of pallets will be used on loads you expect to receive. They must be suitable for the type of equipment you use to unload the materials.