Since 1997 Clark Handling has been carrying out independent surveys of all types of pallet racking and following on to complete repair work where required. These inspections and repairs are carried out to the SEMA codes of practice, and are now required under PUWER and Health & Safety legislation.



Pallet racking is classified as “Work Equipment” and therefore requires regular documented inspections and maintenance.

Regular rack safety inspections can help reduce both insurance premiums and your maintenance costs. A rack audit may be required by your Health & Safety Officer, insurance company following a warehouse accident or rack collapse.

We recommend rack inspections at intervals of no more than 12 months. Clark Handling also supply and fit many types of complimentary racking safety equipment such as upright protectors, anti-collapse steel mesh guarding and barriers.

SEMA (Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association) is proactive in the development of standards for the Storage Industry in the UK. SEMA develop and influence both National and European Codes of Practice and guidelines for the design, supply and installation of all types of storage equipment.

As a distributor member, Clark Handling can provide published technical standards for all types of storage equipment. And give relevant advice to customers to make sure the supply and installation of equipment requested, fully complies with the current SEMA codes of practice. 

SEIRS (Storage Equipment Installers Registration Scheme) exists to ensure that the proper safety skills and knowledge are acquired by individual installers in various aspects of the installation process, from ground workers through to site supervisors and management. This is acquired by undertaking specialised SEIRS safety courses tailored to the Storage Industry

Once a safety course has been successfully completed Clark Handling installers are issued with a safety passport card to confirm each installer has passed the course.

All of the installation process runs in conjunction with SEMA codes of practice

Safecontractor Clark Handling has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors. The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal. Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.

Racking Inspections and Repair, Installers, Suppliers in Newcastle, North East, Sunderland, Durham, Consett, County Durham, Yorkshire, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, UK

For further information on the above or indeed any of our products and services, please give us a call on 01207 500266 or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.