10 December 2018

Weekly Safety Pallet Rack Inspection Checklist

“Formal inspections shall be conducted at intervals not exceeding twelve months”.
- Section 5.2.3 - Australian Standards Part 2 - Operation and Maintenance 4084-2023
Clearly stated in the Australian Standards AS4084-2023 is the need for an annual safety rack inspection. A rack inspection checks the storage system for damage. In doing this, you are also protecting your staff from injury. Giving peace of mind too, that your warehouse is a safe environment for staff to work in.

An annual audit should be carried out by a professional with experience and knowledge in the racking industry.

To keep on top of the safety in the warehouse, warehouse managers should carry out weekly checks on their racking. Also to ensure the racking is still in a condition that is acceptable to Australian Standards. 

A weekly safety inspection by an operations manager will keep on top of any damage that has occurred to the racking structure that may have gone unreported. A forklift collision with a racking frame may seem insignificant at the time to report. But any damage to a racking structure can seriously damage the strength of the whole system.
Printable Weekly Warehouse Inspection Checklist

Warehouse Rack Inspection Safety Checklist

If you answer no to any of the points on the checklist your warehouse is due for a safety rack inspection by a qualified professional:

1. Have you had your inspection carried out in the last 12 months?
2. Are your safe working load signs clearly displayed?
3. If you have altered your racking structure did you seek approval from your supplier?
4. Are you confident with documenting damage or repairs on your racking structure?
5. Do you have rack protection?
6. Do you believe your racking is safe for your employees?

If in doubt the team here at Abbott are ready to assist. With qualified racking inspectors, we can assess any racking structure, brand or type against the requirements of the Australian Standard.

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