Anything can happen to your warehouse in between annual inspections, why leave it to chance? Regular internal checks of your racking ensures that it stays safe to support your stock and remains structurally sound. Absolute Storage can help you with this. Not only can we supply the best product racking to meet your requirements, we have the team to inspect and performance any maintenance required.
In warehouses, pallet rack damage is a major workplace health and safety issue. In a busy warehouse environment, the risk of forklift collisions or accidents due to carelessly loaded pallets is a serious concern.
Over the next few posts we’ll begin to offer some insights into improving your warehouse safety around pallet racks.
1. Ensure You’re Using the Right Forklifts
Finding the right forklifts for your warehouse will depend on several factors including, but not limited to, the type of product you’re transporting, the width of your warehouse aisles, and the height of your racks.
2. Handle Pallets Correctly
Ensure your forklift staff have received adequate training to place pallets properly on racks. Pallets need to be placed square and evenly.
3. Never Exceed Rack Capacity
Although load capacity is a safety measure that is emphasised, exceeding rack capacity is still a common occurrence in warehouses. Ensure load capacity documentation and signage is accessible to all staff, and that all staff are trained to understand the beam capacity of each rack.
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