SEMA updates Cantilever Racking Code

SEMA updates Cantilever Racking Code

SEMA is the British Trade Association of the Storage Equipment Industry and is committed to promoting and extending the safe design, installation and use of storage equipment manufactured and supplied by its members.

The organisation has recently updated and published its Code of Practice for the Design and Use of Cantilever Racking Systems. SEMA Technical Committee member Colin Hinton said: “The new Cantilever Code supersedes the earlier version dated 2004 as clearances and serviceability limits have now been revised.

“The clearances now include horizontal, lateral and vertical clearances in a bay relating to the placement of unit loads including the clearances required on sloping floors. The serviceability limits have been clarified in both the down-aisle and cross-aisle directions.”

He added: “The purpose of the code is to provide information on systems manufactured from either hot rolled structural steel sections or cold formed members. It also gives guidelines on safe loading, design requirements, testing and installation.”

SEMA also runs a Cantilever Rack Safety Awareness Course aimed primarily at end users. It is designed to highlight those key areas that the end user should inspect on a regular basis in order to maintain their cantilever racking equipment in a safe working condition.

SEMA’s Cantilever Code 2016 is available at a cost of £38.00 by emailing or call 0121 6016718.

For further information, click here to visit the SEMA website.

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