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- Pallet racking systems play a crucial role in warehouses and storage facilities. They allow items to be stored and stacked upon each other in an organized way. Items can be loaded and taken off easily from pallet racking systems. A nightmare for any business owner, store manager or warehouse operator is the collapse of the pallet racking systems in their facility or store. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Preventing Pallet Racking Systems From Collapsing


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Preventing Pallet Racking Systems From Collapsing
  • Pallet racking systems play a crucial role in
    warehouses and storage facilities.
  • They allow items to be stored and stacked upon
    each other in an organized way.
  • Items can be loaded and taken off easily from
    pallet racking systems.

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Preventing Pallet Racking Systems From Collapsing
A nightmare for any business owner, store manager
or warehouse operator is the collapse of the
pallet racking systems in their facility or
store. We discuss how you can prevent a pallet
racking system collapse from occurring at your
facility below. 
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Frequent Rack Inspections
Having your racks professionally inspected
frequently is one of the best measure you can
take to prevent a collapse from occurring. A
rack collapse usually doesn't happen all of a
sudden. It is often the result of years of
damage, wear and broken parts. Having your
pallet racking systems inspected periodically
will allow you to spot serious problems and
address them before they turn into a serious
hazard.
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Employee Education
Educating your employees on how to properly use
equipment such as forklifts will go a long way to
preventing accidents in the workplace. The more
educated your employees are about the equipment
they are using and its limitations the less
likely they will be to be involved in an
accident. Teach warehouse employees about the
signs of broken and damaged pallet racking
systems. Tell employees that they should report
any signs of damage or collisions with pallet
racking systems right away. Make safety a
priority in the workplace. Post information about
pallet rack system safety and equipment in a
highly visible place
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Practice Safe and Proper Pallet Storage and
Loading Techniques
  • Don't overload racks. Remember, that racks were
    designed to handle a certain amount of weight.
    Going over that weight, may cause a collapse.
  • Spread the weight of a load evenly throughout the
    rack system. Don't place pallets on only side of
    a rack system and leave the other side empty.
    Spread the weight around whenever possible.
  • Always store heavier items on the bottom or lower
    bays when possible. This will make moving and
    accessing them easier as well.

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Practice Safe and Proper Pallet Storage and
Loading Techniques
Make sure there is enough clearance between
pallets. Too little clearance between pallets
will make it difficult to move the pallets with a
forklift later on and increase the likelihood of
support beams being damaged.
  • Keep aisles clear so that employees have easy
    access to the pallet rack systems.
  • Finally, protect rack systems by installing rack
    guards and post protectors. This way if a
    collision occurs, the amount of damage to the
    racks will be limited. 

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