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Why Do I Need a Pallet Racking Inspection?

Pallet racking inspections are an important part of maintaining a safe workplace for you and your staff and are compulsory under the Australia Standards AS-4084 for Steel Pallet Racking. The licensed inspectors check for damage or alterations to racking systems that could potentially lead to accidents. An inspection ensures that your equipment is being applied and used correctly, checks that safe working loads are being adhered to, and that the racking installation has not been altered (you should keep a copy of the load application and configuration drawings for this purpose).

What happens during the inspection?

When you book in for a pallet racking inspection, you can expect a thorough assessment of your warehouse or storage area. The assessment will cover:

* Onsite inspection of all Pallet Racking Systems installed

* Impact damage on any materials handling equipment

* Horizontal beam deflection – permanent deformation

* Load sign details and whether they’re being complied with

* Cracked or bending beam connector

* Twisted or leaning plumb racking

* Missing, dislodged or missing components

* Damage caused by the products being stories, such as corrosion

At the conclusion, you will be handed a detailed Inspection Report that includes photos and Risk Identification Stickers. This report will have advice and recommendations on potential and existing safety hazards in the warehouse.

How often do I need one?

A pallet racking inspection must be performed once every 12 months. At the completion of each inspection, you will be given an Annual Pallet Racking Inspection plaque to ascertain that your warehouse is up to standards and it will state the date of the next inspection.

How much do they cost?

Inspections are a worthwhile and necessary expense. Erect-a-Rack offer scaled pricing inspections for warehouses that fall under the following categories.

  • Warehouses up to 1000 pallet positions – $330.00 (inc. GST)
  • Warehouses over 1000 pallet positions – $660.00 (inc. GST)
  • Warehouses over 2000 pallet positions – Price upon request

Who can perform them?

You can book an inspection for your warehouse with Erect-a-Rack today. Having been in the industry for a combined 60 years, our team understand that inspections can cause disruptions to your workday. That’s why we have developed a hassle-free “No Interruption” Inspection and Reporting Method. Our confidential report will outline any damage or non-compliant items that allows you to swiftly rectify any issues before Work Safe issues a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN).

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