Pallet Racking Safety Inspection: How to Ensure Your Warehouse is Safe
A busy warehouse environment is a dangerous place. Warehouse operation involves employees constantly moving around, lifting heavy items, and stacking them on pallet racking. In order to ensure that your warehouse is safe, it is important to have a pallet racking safety inspection at least once every 12 months. This inspection will identify any potential hazards including safety risks, non-compliant and damaged pallet racking.
What is a pallet racking safety inspection?
A pallet racking safety inspection is a thorough examination of your warehouse’s pallet racking system. This inspection will identify if your current pallet racking system is compliant with the current Australian Standards and all safety regulations.
Why is a pallet racking safety inspection important?
A pallet racking safety inspection is important because it can help prevent accidents from happening. Accidents in warehouses can be extremely dangerous, and even deadly. By identifying potential hazards and creating a plan to prevent them, you can keep your employees safe and your warehouse running smoothly.
How often should a pallet racking inspection be undertaken?
Annual safety inspections need to be undertaken by a professional. This will ensure that your system is up to date and compliant with all safety regulations. Aside from the minimum requirement to have your pallet racking inspected by a professional once every 12 months, your pallet racking system should be inspected regularly by a nominated employee (such as a Manager) as part of your operating procedures to ensure employee safety.
Can I do a pallet racking inspection myself?
The mandatory annual safety inspection needs to be conducted by a professional.
However, as mentioned above, your pallet racking system should be inspected regularly by a nominated employee (such as a Manager) as part of your operating procedures to ensure employee safety.
Hiring a professional to undertake a pallet racking safety inspection is the best way to ensure that your warehouse is operating safely, that the inspection is done correctly and that all unsafe situations which can cause potential injury are identified.
What are some potential hazards that may be found?
Some potential hazards that may be found during a pallet racking safety inspection include:
- Damaged or non-compliant pallet racking pallets
- Dangerous or missing components which can cause a major collapse to the racking
- Improperly assembled racking exposing employees to potential safety hazards
- Damaged racking from general wear of the storage system or from exceeding racking capacity
All of these hazards can create dangerous conditions in your warehouse and should be addressed as soon as possible.
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