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How to Save a Life: Pallet Racking Inspections

The majority of pallet racking incidents are caused by unqualified people changing the racking configuration, drivers bumping into racking with forklifts, and not fixing potentially fatal racking hazards. Just let that sink in for a moment; because all of these causes are, for the most part, preventable. It’s a scary thought, isn’t it?

The risk and potential for a fatal incident within the workplace in manufacturing is very real; making safety in the workplace vital. A key factor in maintaining a safe work environment is managing the potential risks and hazards within your workplace. In order to decrease the likelihood of an incident occurring; practises and procedures should be in place to manage each potential risk or hazard. As well as raising safety awareness and training of all staff.

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Another important way you can reduce the chances of an accident occurring in your warehouse is regular inspections of your pallet racking. To comply with Australian Standards, all pallet racking must be inspected at least once every 12 months. Erect-A-Rack offer annual pallet racking inspections starting from $300 + GST. Our pallet racking inspections include a full detailed report, so you know exactly what condition your pallet racking system is in, and a free quotation for any repairs that may need to be completed to prevent your racking system from failing to meet the required Australian Standard or bring your pallet racking system back to the standards requirements.

But that doesn’t mean you should just wait to have your pallet racking inspected just once a year. Monitoring the condition of your pallet racking is just as important as having it inspected externally. An easy way to do this is with a log book. Erect-A-Rack offers a free pallet racking log book to help you monitor the condition of your racking system and avoid rack collapses.

So keep you and your staff up-to-date and safe with Erect-A-Rack’s pallet racking log book and maintaining regular inspections of your racking systems. For a FREE copy of the pallet racking log book go to http://www.palletrackinglogbook.com.au, or to arrange a pallet racking inspection to ensure your racking system meets Australian Standards contact the friendly team at Erect-A-Rack on (03) 9796 5077.

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