Racking

Avoid the devastating effects of a racking collapse. You simply can’t afford to risk it!

The chance of racking being hit by forklifts is high but reporting of collisions by drivers are low. The need for frequent racking checks is therefore critical, with checks required for both structural safety as well as the loads on the shelves to prevent potential damage from falling objects.

Good to Go Safety ensures a routine maintenance check of all racking bays at the start of each daily shift, clearly identifying if the racking is good to go. Providing compliance with PUWER, WAHR, HSE & SEMA regulations and best practice. We recommend that a tag be located on the end of each racking bay/aisle alongside the safe working load (SWL) sign for maximum visibility. The checklist covers checks of the racking structure, loads found on the racking and general housekeeping of the racking area. It includes a system for any damaged racking and the recommended actions, in accordance with SEMA guidelines (using a colour coordinated level of risk).

By assuming your racking is safe you run the risk of a racking collapse and potential:
• Injury/death to employees
• Damage to plant, equipment and stored goods
• Cost of temporary storage, whilst new racking is installed
• Downtime and lost hours as a result of the accident and subsequent investigations
• Legal, compensation and insurance costs
• Damaged morale & public image

Any racking collapse, regardless of severity, has the potential to kill. Racks do not collapse over a lengthy period of time; once failure occurs the collapse is instantaneous and the vast weight of goods falling from height can have a devastating impact.

Good to Go Safety not only provides a visual inspection of the racking structure, but also encourages loads to be checked and reduces the risk of falling agents from shelves/racks. Prevents the assumption that racking is safe and can identify potentially dangerous/unreported racking collisions from forklifts or pallet trucks.



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