Operator Training:

It’s important for users to make sure that operators receive adequate training on how to properly use and understand the limitations of storage equipment. Users also have the responsibility of keeping the racking in good condition. Providing comprehensive training to operators is essential in minimizing the risk of accidents. Let me know if there’s anything else I can assist you with!

Rack Protection Measures:
For racking systems that are operated by trucks, it is advisable to install end frame protectors for all end frames positioned between gangways and aisles, as well as between bridge bays and aisles. It is important to conduct a risk assessment to determine additional protective measures for the racking. However, users need to be aware that retrofitting protection devices may reduce operating clearances and potentially cause increased damage in certain cases. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!

Inspection Protocols:

Regular inspections of pallet racking are a must. These inspections should follow a hierarchical approach consisting of three levels:

  • Warehouse operatives conducting routine damage inspections.
  • Weekly visual checks conducted from ground level.
  • Annual or bi-annual inspections performed by individuals who possess technical competence in this area.

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If any damaged component is identified during an inspection and is found to require repair or replacement, it should be promptly taken out of use following SEMA guidelines. The repair or replacement should be carried out by trained personnel who have the necessary expertise. Let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with!
Within the HSE document, there are several requirements outlined to help minimize damage, including specific paragraphs dedicated to rack protection. These guidelines can provide valuable insights and recommendations. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!

Racking Protection

to enhance safety, many racking suppliers recommend securing all uprights to the floor. The floor fixing should be designed to effectively withstand anticipated horizontal shear and vertical tensile forces in a safe manner.

In areas where racking is susceptible to collisions with lift trucks and other vehicles, protective measures should be taken. Typically, the lower levels of the racking are more prone to damage. The use of renewable column guards can help minimize the risk of accidental impact. Special attention should be given to corner uprights in a run of racking, and they should be equipped with a suitable protective device in a noticeable color.
It is important to note that retrofitting upright protection devices to an existing aisle that has never had them before may reduce available clearances for fork-lift truck maneuvers. In certain cases, this could potentially lead to increased damage. It is imperative to carefully consider such situations on a case-by-case basis.

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