Tips to Working with Pallet Racks
February 24, 2011
A blog by "AYS", that we thought was very interesting...
Pallet racking is of course, a kind of material handling storage system. It is very common nowadays. It is also virtually everywhere. Be it in retail systems, or manufacturing plants, or even in those impressionable high end upscale warehouses. Definitions aside, the next most important thing to be considered as far as pallet racking is concerned are the safety factors. Although this is purely a material storage system, as in most cases; people are definitely involved. And after having the system all figured out and planned out down to a T, the next most important thing to be taken to attention of course is safety.
Close and meticulous attention should always be focused on the loose components of any pallet racking system. In essence the presence of any parts or components that are loose should be removed. If any, they should be rectified right away and sorted out and eliminated for good. Time should always be taken to report any damages, regardless of how minimal it is; to the pallet rack system. Logically, any damage in the pallet rack system could definitely cause the pallets to fall – and that is the last thing anyone could ever want.
The next safety measure should be ensured by the owner at all times. Clear communication between all the people that are present around the system is necessary. The ideology is simple. Climbing on storage racks is a recipe for disaster. Doing such might lead to serious unwarranted accidents like slips and falls. Not only that particularly moment right after assembly; it should never be climbed on – at any cost whatsoever.