Legislation & Codes of Practice

Safety Inspections are covered by legislation in Ireland under both the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the (General Application) Regulations 2007  – S.I. No. 299 of 2007.

Safety Inspections are covered by legislation in the UK under both the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1992.

The most relevant industry Codes of Practice relating to Racking Safety Inspections:  

FEM10.2.04 – Guidelines for the Safe Use of Static Steel Racking and Shelving User’s Code.

SEMA Code of Practice for the use of Static Pallet Racking

See also HSE document  Warehousing and Storage “A guide to health and safety”


FEM – Federation de la Manutention – The Federation of European Materials Handling Manufacturers

SEMA – Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association – Recognised representatives of UK racking manufacturers