Pallet racking safety inspections
Allstore are able to arrange site safety surveys and maintenance for your racking and typically, pallet racking inspections. Our inspectors are approved and regulated by SEMA (Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association) and follow the HSE guidelines on racking safety inspections. Trained to identify less obvious weaknesses, they issue a report that details any damage found as well as any other concerns, such as the condition of pallets, floor and handling equipment.
Health & safety regulations for pallet racking
However safe your storage and racking system appears to be, the fact is that day-to-day warehouse operations result in wear and tear to racking and pallet racking. Structural damage can result from forklift impacts – even from hand pallet trucks – and this may ultimately render it unsafe. Overloading of the beams can also lead to damage that affects its load-bearing capacity.
Health & safety legislation for pallet racking
Regular racking inspections by an approved person are mandatory under PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) health and safety legislation. Employers are ultimately responsible for racking safety and carry significant legal liabilities in the event of workplace accidents. With compensation claims, legal expenses and fines from the Health & Safety Executive, the potential costs could put your firm out of business.
To find out how Allstore UK are able to provide racking safety inspections in order to comply with current legislations why not contact us today or call 01293 817 188.