SEMA releases Safety Conference information

SEMA releases Safety Conference information

The Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (SEMA) will be hosting its Annual Safety Conference on Thursday 31 October at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull.

This year’s theme, Safety in the Storage Industry: Halloween, will bring together seven experienced industry speakers, presenting on themes such as Risky Business, The Exorcist together with Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde.

Speakers will include former HSE Inspector, Chris Taylor, who will be offering an overview of risk assessments and how to avoid common pitfalls. SEMA’s Technical Chairman, Steve Cowen, will explain SEMA’s revised installation document and will guide attendees through what is new and what updates will be next. SESS’s Ross Cheverall will also be hosting ‘Little shop of Horrors’ which has promised to get attendees alarm bells ringing.

SEMA Approved Inspector, Gary Steed, will present on how end-users can be tricked into permitting incorrect installation of their storage equipment, revealing practical examples of right and wrong procedures.

Mentor’s Stuart Taylor will also break down the seven deadly sins in the warehouse that are the cause of forklift accidents and will reveal the theme that links them all. In Trick or Treat, Arcos’ Training Manager, Gary Wood, will address height safety equipment for rescue or evacuation. The event will conclude with a chilling tale of complacency by impact speaker, Paul Mahoney. New products and information will also be on display from storage suppliers in the break-out areas.

The event will start at 9.30am and will include a buffet lunch. For more information, to exhibit or to book a place call 0121 6016359 or email

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