5 Top Pallet Racking Safety Tips

Adding Pallet racking to your warehouse is the best method for delivering greater storage capacity, as well as increasing your ability to pick products faster and more accurately.

But pallet racking also comes with some safety concerns that it is important for all warehouse managers to address. Failure to do so could cause injury to your staff or damage to your inventory.

Our clients safety is our primary concern, so we regularly advise them on maintaining and managing their pallet racking. Here are 5 of the most important pallet racking safety tips we share with our customers.

1. Installation

It’s vital to ensure the correct installation of your pallet racking. When installing a pallet rack system in your warehouse, you must make sure that you follow all the safety guidelines so that the racking is properly in place.

This means making sure that the ground is level and that  beams are correctly mounted to the floor.

2. Day To Day Use

Always make sure that loads are placed properly and managed. When you are loading a pallet rack, it’s important to be sure that the loads are placed on the rack properly. This includes making sure that loads are managed for size and weight.

Also ensure that Items placed on the pallets are properly tied. This will prevent movement, damage or injury if pallets are clipped by passing forklifts.

3. Install The Safety Measures

Install safety measures on your pallets is a simple way to prevent accidents. There are many safety measures available, such as pallet safety guard panels etc.

Installing these the length of the rack will help to keep items from falling to the floor and causing accidents and injury to staff.

4. Tidiness

Decluttering is a vital activity for all warehouses, but it isn’t something to be done once a month or less. Keeping your warehouse clean is the duty of every shift and time should be given at the end or start of each shift to declutter and remove unwanted items.

A clean workplace is a safe workplace, and is the easiest and cheapest way to avoid accidents to inventory or staff. Make it everyone’s job to keep the storage areas clean and free of debris.

5. Lighting

Dark corners and aisles are prime zones for accidents. It is important to make sure that your warehouse is we well-lit as possible. A clean, well-lit workplace is an easier environment to work in and to keep safe

Each warehouse we work with has different needs and requirements, depending on the facility and the type of activity, but these safety tips can give any warehouse manager a good starting place to help maintain proper pallet racking usage and ensure the safety of your staff and goods.

Talk to the Pallet Racking Experts

We offer a wide range of pallet racking and warehouse shelving solutions for businesses throughout the UK. If you have any questions on maintaining a pallet racking system in your warehouse, contact us today.

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