7 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Industrial Pallet Racks

by | Jan 17, 2023 | Storage and Handling Equipment

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Improve warehouse organization with the right racking system. If you want to ensure the safety of your staff and inventory, prevent the following mistakes. Knowing what to watch out for can help you maximize your storage space and capacity.

No Regular Inspections

Routine inspections of your industrial pallet racks can turn up signs of damage. If you neglect regular warehouse inspections, the damage might worsen. This can cause harm to employees, rack system and products alike.

Putting Repairs Off

Once you do find signs that show how a few critical parts of your racking system are damaged, you should request timely repair or replacement assistance. Putting off those repairs turns your racking systems into a major safety risk.

Forgetting Protective Devices

Make sure everyone in the warehouse wears the appropriate protective clothing and gear while working with the racking system. That will help reduce the risks of injuries and system downtime.

Using Incompatible Parts

You might be tempted to use part of another racking system for the repairs. But the part might be incompatible. Forcing components from different manufacturers together will only damage your racking solution. If you don’t want to compromise warehouse safety, buy the proper parts you need.

Not Anchoring the Racks Correctly

Are your racking systems anchored correctly? Proper anchoring makes your racking systems much more stable. Anchoring requirements are dictated by codes and can vary based on geography due to seismic forces.

Designing Proper Aisles

When you think about organizing your warehouse space, make sure aisles are designed to accommodate your method of handling. The last thing you want is an aisle that is too small for your fork truck to safely turn and access products.

Reconfiguring without Approval

Your staff must always follow the configurations approved in the Load Application and Rack Configuration (LARC) drawing. They shouldn’t try to reconfigure anything without approval from the system supplier.

For guidance in designing your racking solution for maximum safety, contact Frazier today at (800) 859-1342 or frazier@frazier.com.

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