Do you know the capacity of your pallet rack? Do you have pallet rack load capacity labels on your beams? If you answered no to either of these questions I would stop reading this blog and make a note to yourself to begin investigating this. The question then becomes “Where do I find my pallet rack capacity?”
Finding Your Pallet Rack Capacity
The best place to find your pallet rack capacity is to go back to the company that you purchased it from and ask them to send you rack capacity information. If you are unable to find that information we can assist you with this process. Start by Calling one of our Pallet Rack Specialists at 763-493-5015 and they will do the rest.
Pallet Rack Safety Checklist
Another helpful safety tip for your pallet rack shelving is to set up a weekly or daily safety checklist.
Below is a list of some recommended safety checks for your rack system:
- Can you identify any broken welds on the beams?
- Are beam connectors or pallet rack safety clips missing?
- Are all beams securely connected to the upright frame?Can you identify bent upright frames?
- Are all floor anchors still fastened?
- Are all pallets safely stored on the rack?
Remember that each warehouse shelving system is different so please contact your supplier to find out what should be on your pallet rack safety check list.
Are Your Loading Docks Safe?
One of the most active areas of your warehouse can be your loading dock area. It is important to stay on top of safety in this area because of the amount of moving parts in this area. Loading docks should to be checked regularly with a preventative maintenance program. We offer our customer simple contracts to ensure that their docks are regularly checked. Below are some quick tips to improve safety around your loading dock area.
Loading Dock Safety Tips
If you’re interested in a warehouse safety walk-through or help with improving your warehouse storage, give us a call at 800-722-5908 or reach out to us here.