In most cases, accidents involving pallet racking are caused by forklift drivers who bump the racking, unqualified people who change racking configurations and a failure to address and rectify potentially fatal racking hazards. This means that many incidents that occur could in fact have been prevented.
Workplace incidents and fatal injuries are a very real possibility in any manufacturing or warehouse-based environment, and as a result, it is essential to do everything possible to promote safety. One of the easiest ways to do this is to manage all potential risks and hazards, as this will decrease the possibility of any safety-related incidents occurring. Various safety procedures should be put in place. It is crucial to provide training and raise safety awareness among employees as well.
One of the best ways to reduce the chances of storage-related incidents from occurring in a warehouse or manufacturing environment is to perform regular inspections of all pallet racking systems. In accordance with Australian Standards, all pallet racking systems need to be thoroughly inspected at least once every 12 months.
Erect-A Rack provides annual pallet racking inspection services that start from as little as $300 + GST. This price includes a detailed report, which allows warehouse managers to determine what condition their racking is in, as well as a free quotation for any repair work that may need to be done in order to ensure that a system is able to meet the required Australian Standards.
However, this does not mean that you should only have pallet racking safety inspections once a year. It is essential to constantly monitor it, and everything noted during inspections should be logged. Erect-A-Rack will be able to provide you with a free pallet racking log book that will help you to monitor the overall condition of your current system and avoid any collapses or accidents occurring.
Using our free Erect-A-Rack pallet racking log book will help keep you and your employees informed and it will make it easier than ever before to schedule inspections with us every 12 months. If you would like to download a free copy of our pallet racking log book, you can do so by going to http://www.palletrackinglogbook.com.au . If you would like to schedule an inspection of your racking to ensure that it meets Australian Standards, contact our team here at Erect-A-Rack by calling (03) 9796 5077.