You have a damaged racking post in your warehouse since the pallet racking installation, it's been hit with the force of warehouse machines and this needs immediate attention. After unloading the rack and covering the section with danger barricade tape
, so as to stop anyone loading pallets into the racking bay. Now you are online searching for someone who can fix this damaged rack.
Well you've come to the right place - at Abbott Storage Systems we can take care of your annual racking safety inspections
to assess damage that even may have gone unnoticed as well as the pallet racking repairs of your racking system, no matter what brand of racking you use in your warehouse.
Warehouse Racking Repairs
Do you have damaged racking beams? These need to be replaced immediately, it may seem to be a minor hazard in the warehouse, however it is one of the most dangerous items once damaged. Beams sustain the weight of regular loading and unloading of pallets. In the course of an Annual Racking Inspection this damage is noted and document along with the corrective action that needs to be taken. If damaged beams are left unattended to they degrade the whole racking structure, shortening the length of its life.
Are any beams overloaded? Safe Working Load Signs (SWL) are fixed to the end of each row of racking. Failing to keep to these limits can cause warping and bowing in the beams which compromises the safety of the whole system. When a beam has been overloaded, the deflection needs to be measured while it is fully loaded and unloaded.
Any racking damage discovered in the warehouse should be assessed by a professional in the field before warehouse racking repairs or replacement is carried out. The professional will be able to advise on the best option for the warehouse and it's needs.
In keeping on top of annual warehouse racking inspections
to ensure that the system is being correctly maintained to the original design capacity is an important step to keeping your warehouse safe. When racking is damaged the Safe Working Load Signs (SWL) become void as the entire system is in jeopardy. The cost of a racking collapse is far more substantial than the value of the racking system, regular safety inspections and racking repairs. Worst case scenarios of not applying warehouse racking repairs is that they can lead to injury or even loss of life as well as stock loss and building damage.
Racking safety inspections and warehouse racking repairs are generally the responsibility of the OH&S Manager or Operations Manager. Pallet racking maintenance is a very critical role in the warehouse.