Occupational Health and Safety regulations are continually applying more responsibility to business owners and management to carry out self-assessment of the safety risks in their workplaces.
One safety aspect that is commonly neglected in warehouses is the inspection of pallet racking. Faulty or damaged pallet racking can result in serious accidents affecting property and people.
The Australian Standard stresses the importance of ensuring that pallet-racking installations continue to be both serviceable and safe. The main hazards that require attention are:
Physical damage to racking
Mis-alignment of racking
Looseness of floor fittings
Suitability of forklift trucks
Weight of stored goods versus capacity of racking system
As safety is important, Storage Ideas offers a maintenance service for existing racking installations in the form of periodic Visual Rack Safety Audits. Recognising the commitment of business' to comply with OH&S standards, our experienced operations team is equipped to carry out all repairs to pallet racking including:
A visual inspection* of your pallet racks at all relevant sites
A comprehensive report detailing the nature and location of any faults detected
Recommended action for each fault detected to ensure that both serviceability
and safety of the pallet racking is maintained.
A quotation for costs associated with carrying out the rectifications required
*As rack inspections are generally carried out from floor level with racks loaded, Storage Ideas accepts no responsibility or liability for the structural integrity and/or faults/defects not sighted due to racks being loaded and/or visually obstructed at time of inspection. The structural integrity of any rack can only be ascertained if the rack is fully unloaded.
**Storage Ideas is a distributor of Colby Products and complies with the Australian Standard and WorkCover guidelines.