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AS 4084-2023 – Pallet Racking Standards

Racking Standards : AS4084 2023 Steel Storage Racking

What Standards Refer to

Australian Standards AS4084 Steel Storage Racking refers specifically to ‘Pallet Racking’. It excludes Drive in rackingCantilever Racking, Mobile racking, Racking made from materials other than steel.

Even though some types of racking are specifically excluded from the standard, we think it best to try and apply these rules to all forms of racking, as best practice.

2023 Standards Vs 2012 Standards

There are a great number of differences between the two standards, most of them are highly technical and have a lot to do with the engineering calculations and test methods. However, there are some updated items that are clearly defined and easily recognisable.

AS 4084-2023 - Pallet Racking Standards

  • All End Frames adjacent to trafficable areas shall be extended at least 50% of the height of the Unit load to be stored on the uppermost pallet beam level.
  • All individual runs of racking must have a minimum of 400mm high corner post protectors.
  • All Racking MUST be Audited Annually.
  • Racking shall be designed to include Seismic actions in accordance with AS1170.4.

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What does it mean for you?

If you have Racking that is purchased before 2023, then it may conform to the 2012 standards, but not the 2023 standards. If this is the case and there is no damage or signs of fatigue and provided the system stays in situ there is no need to upgrade.

‘Australian Standards’ cannot be enforced retrospectively, therefore no one has the ability to make you change your racking to comply to the latest standards. However, if you want your business to operate on best practice, and be upgraded to the latest standards, you certainly can do so.

For more information on what this means for you and advice on any other pallet racking queries call 1800 048 821

Do I have to Comply to 2023 Standards?

If you bought your racking in 2023 or after, YES.

If you bought your racking before 2023, NO provided the racking remains in its original position.

Racking can be upgraded to meet AS4084:2023 with easy little expense provided it is not pre-2012 standard, Speak to MACRACK for further information.

Can my old Racking be brought up to the New Standards?

If you want to have your racking comply with the latest standards you will have to talk with the rack manufacturer directly, they will be happy to help in any way possible. If you have a MACRACK, we can generally upgrade your system to the latest standards provided it is not pre-1993, it is however based on a case by case scenario, and scope of works can vary.

Don’t get caught out by using a third party auditing service, or third party install service.

Third party Auditors or Installers.

Under the standards, ONLY the manufacturer can give weight load information. So if someone other than the manufacturer gives you ‘safe work load’ or ‘carry capacity’ signs, it is unlikely to be accurate given the intellectual property remains the property of its manufacturer. Best thing to do is play it safe, and talk to the manufactures for an Audit, and get the ‘Safe Weight Load’ information from them as well.

Racking Audits

A ‘Rack Safety Audit’, is when one of our technicians come out to your site and inspect your racking based of 2023, 2012 or 1993 standards and highlight

They then gets complied into a detailed report, for you to look over

  • Damage
  • Hazards
  • Brands
  • Design
  • Other issues

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Know Your Rights

If someone tells you that ‘your racking isn’t to code’, STOP and ask yourself

  • Does this person stand to make money off of me?
  • Are they giving you a scare campaign?
  • If it doesn’t reach 2023 standards, does it reach 2012 standards?
  • Have you contacted the manufacturer yourself to confirm?

Call MACRACK 1800 048 821 to get your warehouse properly Audited.

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