In the forklift and pallet racking zone, the forklift is likely to cause damage to your pallet racking more often than not. In some causes it could be argued that a collision could not have been avoided. While this may be the case sometimes a collision has such an impact on the racking structure that it is enough to disrupt the warehouse. If you are looking to save the cost and inconvenience that damaged racking causes then follow our 8 point guide on the steps you can take to prevent a collision.
Any warehouse racking regardless of size, structure or design needs to be constantly monitored, particularly from a safety perspective. So as to ensure that the warehouse is running as efficiently and safely as possible.
Clearly stated in the Australian Standards is the need for an annual safety rack inspection. Not only does a rack inspection check the storage system for damage but also protects staff from injury and gives peace of mind to Operations and Warehouse Managers that the warehouse is a safe environment for staff to work in. When was the last time your racking was inspected?
As with all warehouse racking the question is, with damaged racking is prevention better than cure? All racking and the structures are prone to damage.
Constant monitoring of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) within a warehouse is crucial to your staff safety. Working in a warehouse environment can be a very dangerous job and a lot of people aren’t aware of it. Some health and safety issues are obvious while there are others that may surprise you.
The warehouse is an important part of any business be it small or large. Above all, a warehouse is the direct line of your goods to your customer. The conduction of a warehouse racking inspection is to give businesses peace of mind. But most importantly, that your warehouse complies with the Australian Standard AS4084-2012 and that it is safe for your employees. Find out the five key reasons for engaging in an annual racking safety inspection.