Three Important Precautions for Using a Pallet Racking System

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Pallet racking systems are designed for optimal performance in harsh warehouses and other industrial settings. In addition, these structures are built using the best materials to promote sturdiness and durability. However, this does not mean that the racks are infallible. If the systems are not handled properly, there will be risk of damage. This could lead to injuries and general losses. Here are simple precautions for promoting safety when using your pallet racking systems.

Choose the System

It is imperative to select and purchase the best pallet racking for your needs. The right system will depend on the industrial setup and related storage requirements. You should begin the search by considering the optimal storage design. For instance, if you often deal with bulk and high-density loads handled by forklifts, a drive-in racking system will be ideal. On the other hand, if there is a range of diverse storage needs, you should opt for a selective system which can accommodate diverse sizes. Other considerations include the load capacity, potential for vertical growth and future storage needs.

Plan for Installation

Installation of a pallet racking system might seem like a small task. So, it is not unusual for warehousing managers to opt for in-house installation for costs savings. However, this approach is not always the best approach. If you have purchase a unit, you should first evaluate its complexity. Some designs cannot be set up by following guides or intuitively. Experience and specific skills might be needed. If this is the case, you should discuss your installation options with your pallet racking suppliers. Where possible, choose a certified specialist for the work.

Conduct Inspections

It is essential to carry out inspections of the pallet racking systems after installation and on a regular basis. The assessment is beneficial for detecting possible sources of problems in the setups. Inspection is quite simple. In general, you will need to look for signs of damage to the beams of the units. The denting and scratching of these components might indicate impact from industrial equipment like forklifts. Also, it is advisable to check on the connectors and fittings. Loose units should be tightened immediately to avoid compromising the integrity of the pallet racking structure. Additionally, your systems should always be plumb and straight. If the racks are found to be leaning or bowed, they must be repaired or replaced. Continued use will be dangerous because their capacity will be reduced.

Finally, you should train your workers on the proper use of pallet racking systems to avoid inefficiencies and accidents. 


26 March 2020

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