Safety

Safety

Rack Inspection

Rack inspection criteria

As part of our extended service offering, we would like to draw to your attention the importance of Rack inspections.

Day to day operations within warehouses or distribution centres will result in wear and tear to racking structures, which may ultimately render it unserviceable or unsafe. Structural damage, however small can result from small impacts caused by collisions with mobile equipment or from unintentional overloading of beams.

Weekly racking inspections followed up by either a bi annual or annual RSI Rack Safety Inspections are required under current Health & Safety legislation (PUWER Regs 1998 – Provision Use of Work Equipment Regulations). The ultimate responsibility for rack safety lies with the employer and carries significant legal liabilities in the event of an accident.

Operating with damaged racking increases the risk of damaging stored products, materials, accidents and injuries to employees.

A maintenance programme begins with weekly inspections carried out by your own staff in accordance with the specific criteria.

Weekly inspections will help to identify damage to racking soon as possible after it happens and gives you the opportunity to have repairs done without delay.

Thereafter either an annual or a bi-annual RSI by a SEMA Approved Rack Inspector should be undertaken.

This inspection will include full written report which includes recommendations for remedial work and advice on reducing the potential for further damage.

Still can offer this service to you.

Inspection process

The storage system inspection does not require an interruption of your operations and include the following services: 

  • Visual inspection of the racks' construction and specification compliance. Random checks are made to ensure that maximum load capacities are not exceeded.
  • Visual inspection of the BGR 234 of the commercial trade associations. We check that all required safety provisions are in place and working properly.
  • Random yet extensive visual inspection of the norm levels. We check (also in the upper levels) if stands, supports or crossbars show any signs of damage.
  • Random inspection of the system's parts and components for recognizable damage or strain in accordance with DIN EN 15635. A local measuring to ensure the verticality and straightness of all sections.