Pallet racking is essential for maintaining an organised and productive warehouse. As pallet racking is typically used to hold the majority of products stored in a warehouse, it is important to ensure that your racks are used correctly and remain structurally sound in order to prevent damage to products and serious injuries.
Ensure that your pallet racking is compliant today with a professional pallet racking inspection. Macrack offers a comprehensive racking audit service including a detailed report on the condition of your racking for your records. Call us today on 1800 048 821 for a free quote.
Why Is It Important To Have Your Racks Certified?
Pallet racking systems are built to be durable and withstand the harsh environment of a warehouse. However, with pallets being loaded and unloaded from a racking system all day long, forklift collisions are an inevitability that can cause damage to the racking system and potentially affect the structural integrity of the rack.
In Australia, pallet racking is regulated through Australian Standards 4084:2012 for Steel Storage Racking to ensure workplace safety and compliance in Australian warehouses. This includes a requirement for pallet racking to be regularly inspected by a competent person with no longer than 12 months between inspections. These regular inspections will help to ensure that any damage to the racking system is identified and addressed, preventing further damage and accidents.
Not only will having your pallet racks regularly audited ensure that your warehouse is compliant, it will also significantly reduce the risk of an accident or racking collapse that may result in a significant loss of products, damage to your warehouse and equipment, and serious worker injury or even death.
Who Can Certify Pallet Racking?
According to Australian Standards 4084:2012, your annual pallet racking inspections can be conducted by any ‘competent’ person. Ideally this should be done by the company who supplied the equipment.
However, it’s important to ensure that whoever you choose to conduct your racking inspections is familiar with the standards for pallet racking in Australia, with knowledge of which standards apply to your rack and how to check for compliance.
Additionally, ensure that the correct weight-loading signs are displayed on your racking system to prevent damage through misuse. Note: in accordance with AS 4084:2012, only the manufacturer is permitted to provide the weight load capacity on your racking system. If you need weight loading signs for your currently listed Macrack racking, contact us today on 1800 048 821.
Beyond the minimum requirement of annual racking inspections, create an environment of damage reporting in your warehouse, ensuring that all workers know how to report any damage they come across for further investigation. You may also want to conduct your own internal inspections of your racking systems to identify any damage that may not have been reported.
How Can We Help?
Macrack are your local pallet racking specialists, providing quality racking and warehouse storage solutions Australia wide. We have been manufacturing quality pallet racking in Australia for over 35 years, ensuring that each rack we produce meets or exceeds all Australian Standards for pallet racking.
Ensure that your pallet racking system is compliant with a Macrack racking audit. Our highly qualified and experienced technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your racking systems based on the applicable standards, whether your racking is subject to 1993 or 2012 standards. Our audits include a detailed report highlighting any damage, hazards, brands, design, and other issues. Call us today on 1800 048 821 to book an audit and ensure your racks are compliant!