Importance of inspection and maintenance for pallet racking

From warehouse pallet racking to mobile pallet racking, regular inspection and maintenance of pallet racking are essential to ensure a business is safe and operating to maximum efficiency.

From warehouse pallet racking to mobile pallet racking, regular inspection and maintenance of pallet racking are essential to ensure a business is safe and operating to maximum efficiency. Many businesses fail to understand the importance of pallet racking inspection and maintenance and, as a result, are putting their businesses at serious risk.

Why is inspecting and maintaining pallet racking important?

Pallet racking that is not assembled in the most beneficial way possible, is damaged or is broken, can have a number of severe consequences. If the pallet racking is used to store inventory, some inventory may be damaged or lost due to inconsistencies in the pallet racking. Similarly, damaged pallet racking may cause a worker to injure themselves, or cause a fatal accident. Any of the above problems have the potential to cause business delays and financial losses.

What areas of pallet racking need to be inspected?

All areas of pallet racking need to be inspected regularly to ensure the pallet racking is safe and secure. The impact of lift trucks can often cause damage to pallet racking and minor damage can accumulate to create much larger problems. It is essential that pallet racking is inspected thoroughly, including the columns and anchors which can often be overlooked.

How should maintenance be conducted?

If during an inspection damage is identified, maintenance should be conducted as soon as possible and if necessary, the area of pallet racking effected should be closed off. Substantial maintenance should only be completed by the pallet racking manufacturer or a professional pallet racking company. Ineffective maintenance is just as dangerous as damaged pallet racking.

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