Even the best forklift drivers have accidental collisions with racking. While worst-case scenarios involving a rack collapse are rare, impact damage weakens the racking structure, compromising its load carrying capacity and potentially putting both property and life at risk
Why inspections are necessary
Storage racks can change over time. Damage may occur, components can be reconfigured and extensions may be made. Ensuring that storage systems are safe, fully documented and comply with current standards is an important aspect of warehouse management and necessary in the context of increasing government regulation to improve occupational health and safety.
In response to a need to reduce damage to beams caused by frontal impact from accidental collision, Colby developed a new beam with a rib in the centre.
This new patented concept may not be the prettiest beam on the market, but it sure does a great job of reducing damage!
Colby Drive-In Rack maximises the use of your valuable warehouse space and is a low-cost, versatile solution for high-density pallet storage.
Selective rack represents around 70% of all pallet racking applications and yet, because of its elegant simplicity, it is the type of rack that gets the least attention.
Many businesses need extra space for day-to-day storage, handling and picking activities and yet free headspace often remains unused. Storage equipment providers will tell you that pallet racking will effectively use the overhead room creating better storage density, but as we know, not all businesses need to store more pallets.
The new Australian Standard covering the design of steel storage racking systems, AS4084-2012 was released 29/2/12. It is important that all users are aware of the changes and their responsibilities under the new standard.
The new Australian Standard covering the design of steel storage racking systems - AS4084-2012 was released on 29th February 2012. There are a number of key changes to operational requirements and end-user responsibilities that storage systems users should be aware of: