If your business includes storage and warehousing operations, then you need proper pallet racking systems to safely store products and components.
Improper racking can lead to product damage, physical injuries, and in worst case scenarios, loss of life.
How do rack accidents take place?
Are there any steps that can be taken to ensure safe pallet racking? Read on to know more.
Causes of Rack Accidents
There are a few basic reasons for rack accidents. The first is improper installation and use. The second is a lack of maintenance. The third is overloading the racks with products. The fourth reason is impact from lift trucks during product removal operations. Another important reason is that a lot of customers do not understand how to use the racks, and which design will suit their needs.
Pallet Racking Safety Tips
To ensure that the racks are used properly, and costly accidents are avoided, here are a few safety tips you can keep in mind.
These are the initial points of pallet rack management. You can find out more points about pallet rack safety in our next post.
As the Packaging Engineer for ExxonMobil Chemical’s Films Business, I have worked with Joe DiSabantonio and SPS Ideal Solutions for approximately 15 years. As suppliers of BOPP films to the converting industry we were presented with the unique challenge of designing a returnable packaging solution for very large converter size rolls of film.Read More