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What are the CDM Regulations?

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The CDM Regulations, or the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015, are a set of regulations which aim to simplify the old laws surrounding health and safety on constructions sites.

With regards to racking inspections and storage equipment safety, the most important things to know are that the new CDM regulations mean that a warehouse now counts as a construction site and that the owner (or the person responsible) for a warehouse is the “client”.

Legally, it is the client’s responsibility to guarantee everyone’s safety — including visitors — and to make sure that anyone working at the warehouse is competent enough to do so. It is also the client’s responsibility to judge for themselves whether or not someone is an expert. This is yet another reason why SEMA’s labelling of SEMA approved racking inspectors as experts in HSG76 is so important.

Justin
Justin

A SEMA approved racking inspector (SARI), Justin is one of less than forty SARIs to be approved by SEMA to inspect both pallet racking and cantilever racking systems. As the owner of Storage Equipment Experts, Justin delivers rack safety inspections and rack safety inspection training to businesses across the UK. Justin has also written for a variety of publications (including EHS Today, OHS Online, Supply Chain Brain, Small Business, and E27) on a variety of health and safety related topics.Justin remains committed to delivering racking inspection services to businesses across the country. So, whether your business is based in Cardiff or Carlisle, Derry or Derby, Ipswich or Inverness, Storage Equipment Experts will be there. Contact SEE today for racking inspection training from the best in the business.

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