Visual rack safety audits

Business owners and management are responsible for carrying out
self-assessment of the safety risks in their workplaces under OH&S
regulations.

One 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.

Storage Ideas has been offering and conducting Visual Rack Safety Audit
services and repairs for over 10 years. Key inclusions in any rack audit should
include:

  • Any
    unapproved changes to the “As Built” installation drawings
  • The
    structural integrity of any unapproved changes
  • That
    the correct Safe Working Load signage is appropriately displayed on the
    relevant bays of racking
  • Damage
    to rack uprights
  • Damage
    to base plates 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
    the 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
  • Additions
    to the original system
  • Details
    about how the system may have been reconfigured.

Don’t be exposed…

Cover your obligations with Storage Ideas Periodic Rack Safety Audits!

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