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.
Storage Ideas has a team of highly-trained professionals who can, through review and identification of necessary repairs, ensure storage systems meet the necessary standards and safety requirements. Depending on the application, two levels of service are available to ensure a safe working environment:
- Rack Audits provide a comprehensive overview of storage system condition and what needs to be fixed, including independent certification of the storage system
- Rack Inspections are regular visual inspections to identify and categorise damage and enhance in-house inspections by providing an independent third party report.
What Storage Ideas looks for:
- Any unapproved changes to the “As Built” installation drawing
- The structural integrity of any unapproved changes
- That Safe Working Load signage is appropriately displayed on relevant bays of racking
- Damage to rack uprights
- Damage to footplates and floor fixings
- The condition of any splices
- That the rack is correctly installed and is not out of vertical alignment
- The condition of horizontal and diagonal braces on rack frames
- Damage to beams
- That beam connectors and safety clips are secure, and that beams have not become dislodged
- That welds between beams and connectors are not cracked on beams that have incurred impact damage or overloading
- Any overloading of the rack
- The use of any damaged or inappropriate pallets that could compromise safety.