Does adjustable pallet racking have to be installed by qualified installers or can staff with limited knowledge complete the racking installation and get a racking inspection to sign it off after it is completed?
Does the dismantling of unsafe pallet racking need to be carried out by qualified people?
Racking can be installed by competent people and it is down to the employer as to how he or she confirms competence. One way is to have people trained under the SEMA SEIRS scheme.
If staff with limited knowledge are building racking then the owner of the premises must assess that his staff or her staff have the competence to build this material without dropping it, falling off it or otherwise hurting themselves or others in the process.
Getting a racking inspection after it has been built but before it is loaded would overcome the risk of racking being built incorrectly from a carrying capacity point of view, however it would not overcome the lack of experience and knowledge causing an accident during the construction process.
At Advanced Handling & Storage Ltd, we can organise racking inspections for new or existing racking you have in place. It is required by law to get an official annual safety inspection and recommended to get a competent member of staff to inspect the racking on a weekly basis.
Get in Touch with The Pallet Racking People
If you want to get your racking inspection organised then make sure you get in touch with us on 0800 345 7088 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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