Warehouse Racking Safety Audits

Warehouse racking safety audits are all about the protection and safety of your employees, equipment and also your investment.

Did you know?

For your warehouse to comply with the Australian Standard AS4084-2012, you are required to have warehouse racking safety audits on a regular basis.

“Racking inspections shall be carried out on a regular basis, and at least every twelve months”.

Section 8.2 - Australian Standards 4084-2012

How Does Abbott Storage Systems Conduct an Audit and Report on the Damages?

The steps of a racking safety audit include:

  1. A visual site examination and assessment of damage, certification, and compliance with the Australian Standards, conducted by a trained and experienced inspector.
  2. In the conclusion of a warehouse racking safety examination, a compliance report will be compiled. The report will include a breakdown list of the risk assessment and any damage assessed while conducting the audit.
  3. The inspector will provide a proposal including recommendations and also corrective actions.
  4. The next step is carry out of corrective actions to remedy damages listed within the report.

Risk Assessment Categories

Green – Acceptable Damage

It is within tolerable limits – however it will require monitoring.

Amber – Hazardous Damage

Requires unloading and corrective action to be completed within 4 weeks.

Red – Very Serious Damage

Requires unloading and corrective action to be taken immediately.

You may have made modifications to your racking structure since the installation or your last audit. If this is the case with your business you need to ensure that a qualified inspector verifies the modifications against the Standards and the racking structure is still safe to use. Modifications to a racking structure can result in having to adjust the load ratings on the safe working load signs. Contact us if you have made modifications to your racking but it has not inspected for compliance with the Australian Standards.

At Abbott Storage Systems, we care about your safety. That is to say, we can assist your company to comply with the Australian Standards and give you peace of mind.

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Why Abbott Storage Systems?

Compliance

Warehouse racking safety audits conducted by Abbott certify with the Australian Standards; being administered by an experienced auditor. This is to ensure your peace of mind that your warehouse racking is certified and complies with the Standards. We audit all brands of racking, not just our own. At the conclusion of the racking audit, we will supply your company with a warehouse racking compliance report. The report provides an overview of any corrective actions required and recommendations. In order to ensure warehouses’ ongoing compliance, it’s a requirement of the Australian Standard to carry out a racking audit at least once a year.

Safety

At Abbott Storage Systems the safety of your staff is one of our top priorities. While conducting an audit any unsafe racking is noted. So, if you aren’t putting enough attention into your warehouse safety it can lead to a significant cost. The cost to your business won’t only be a monetary value but could also include lives. Your employees make up your business and consequently you are responsible for their safety when inside your warehouse. When we are conducting warehouse racking safety audits we assess your racking compliance with the Australian Standard AS4084-2012. As a result, we do all we can to ensure the ongoing safety of your staff and the prevention of any injury.

Design

When conducting warehouse racking safety audits it provides an opportunity to identify new or improved ways to use your warehouse floor space effectively. In improving your floor space it will result in enhancing many aspects of your warehouse in addition to boosting your warehouse productivity. It is a difficult task to find ways to maximise your warehouse floor space, so when conducting an audit we also analyse your warehouse layout. As a result of not fully utilising warehouse floor space, will be inefficiencies in your operations department. In addition to our audits, we can help in improving the efficiency of your warehouse.

Savings

Many companies assume that warehouse racking safety audits are expensive, while there is a value involved in this statement isn’t entirely correct. Conducting an audit it is an investment in the prevention of further costs to your company from damages to the racking and storage within your warehouse. In addition to the safety of your warehouse and staff, an audit provides the opportunity to identify any financial savings that may be overlooked in your warehouse currently. In short an audit is a great way to improve the effectiveness of your warehouse.

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