Pallet Racking Safety Tips

Although failure of pallet racking and accidents are rare when they do happen the results can be devastating from both a human and business perspective.

The main causes for failure are impact from forklift trucks, with overloading and abuse the second largest cause of failure arguably the third being the culture of the business and its employees to racking and rack safety.
Two on the most key points are the correct initial design and specification and the correct experience and training of those who are to use the racking. A good tip is to create a file on the racking that contains all the relevant data on design, inspections and training. Make sure that a copy is kept in the racking and all those operating in and around the racking have familiarised themselves with its content. This will also help you enforce capacity and loading within the pallet racking’s safe operational limits.

For further tips and advice on pallet racking and racking safety call our rack safety team on 01765 640 160