September 21, 2021

How to Install Warehouse Pallet Racking

Important Note: In some Australian states it is a requirement that Warehouse Pallet Racking is installed by a qualified individual.

Warehouse Pallet Racking Parts List

Starter Bay

Quantity

2
# of Beam Levels x 2
# of Beams x 2
# of Frames x 4
Component

Assembled Frames
Beams
Pallet Rack Beam Retainer Pin
Wedge Anchor M12 x 75

Add-on Bay

Quantity

1
# of Beam Levels x 2
# of Beams x 2
# of Frames x 4
Component

Assembled Frame
Beams
Pallet Rack Beam Retainer Pin
Wedge Anchor M12 x 75
Safety Information

At least two (2) individuals are required to install warehouse pallet racking.
The racking needs to be installed on a flat and secure surface. Not a soft texture such as bitumen or tarmac.
Use the Safe Working Load sign for the load limits of the racking.
Tools Required

Impact drill and the appropirate components
Rotary hammer
Gympie hammer
Extension leads
Vacuum cleaner dust extractor
Level

Installing the Warehouse Pallet Racking

Step 1
Between two points on a wall measure an even distance and mark the floor.

Note: Pallets extend out the back of Pallet Racking, so in this case, you need to install your racking a minimum of 250mm off the wall.
Step 2
Installing Warehouse Pallet Racking - Securing beam at lowest point
Stand up a frame and place a beam at the lowest point of the frame. By doing this it means that the end of the beam that is not connected to anything is resting on the ground.
Step 3
Installing Warehouse Pallet Racking - Securing second frame
Stand up the second frame and secure it in place to the beam.
Step 4
Securing second beam
Add a second beam on the opposite side to the first beam at the lowest beam level listed on the SWL sign.
Step 5
Attach add-on frame
Add an additional two beams to the end of the frame in the direction in which you want the racking to extend. Repeating steps 3 and 4, attach a beam, frame and then join up the second beam. Repeat this step for all add-on bays for the row you are doing.
Step 6
Installing Warehouse Pallet Racking - Check the level
Stand up the second frame and secure it in place to the beam.
Step 7
Installing Warehouse Pallet Racking - Securing second frame
Ensure the upright frames are level and the bays are square. To level the frames place shim plates under 1 side of the frame. To check the square of a bay measure diagonally across the depth of a bay. 
Using the impact drill create a hole, then secure the racking to the ground using two Wedge Anchors per frame.
Step 8
Fit upper beams
Fit all the upper beams at the height listed on the SWL sign. The beam at the lowest point of the frames can be raised or removed.
Step 9
Selective Pallet Racking - Beam Retaining Pin
Ensure that all beams have two beam pins, securing them in place.

Step 10
Selective Pallet Racking - Safe Working Load Sign
Fix the Safe Working Load Signs to the end frame of each racking row.
Disclaimer: Abbott Storage Systems will not be held liable for any damage caused during installation whilst using this guide. While it is possible to conduct your own installation, it is recommended to engage a qualified individuals to ensure that it is installed to the Australian Standards.

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