To understand the importance of?pallet racking safety?it is necessary to understand the need to employ a?pallet racking system?that abides and adheres to the key industry?safety?standards. If you employ a?pallet racking system?you may or may not be aware with the significant dangers involved should a?pallet rack collapse?
The risk involved in a rack collapse?is higher that you may first ever anticipate and these risks could result in some serious injury even fatalities. It?s often only once an accident has occurred that a business then takes notice of the damage that has occurred to the?pallet racking?to which has caused the?accident.
Reducing the Risk
In order to reduce the?risk?of your?racking collapsing?it is important to ensure that your business has stringent?health and safety?policies and procedures in place. ?You will need to consider some of the following criteria in order to do this:
= Has you?pallet racking been?installed?correctly by a?reputable and experienced qualified team?
?Has the?pallet racking that you have?installed been regularly inspected by a qualified pallet racking inspector?
Has your?racking been maintained and operated in a correct manner on a daily basis by your employees and those operating?handling and?lifting?machinery?
You may obtain further information and guidance on the safe use and operation of your?pallet racking?direct from us at Advanced Handling &?Storage?Ltd. ?Our experts are converse with maintenance knowledge of all manufacturers? guidelines and will ensure that they can relay any information to you that will ensure that your system complies with the?Provision and Use of Safe Working Equipment (PUWER)?act of?1998. To assist with?PUWER?it?s important that you:
= Ensure each of your?pallet rackingaisles?are clearly marked with their safe?operation?load information?(signs displaying this information can also be provided by Advanced Handling &?Storage?Ltd)
= Make sure that all operatives including?fork lift truckdrivers using the equipment are fully trained to all necessary industry standards
= Ensure that all staff are aware of a reporting system to report any damage to the?pallet racking?and that all reports are made promptly so repairs can be initiated.
Full?racking inspections?can be carried out by our?SEMA?qualified racking inspector at your convenience. ?We provide a?nationwide service?all over the?UK?to ensure that we can offer the best service possible?at all times.
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