Pallet Rack Capacity Labels
Warehouse managers often either don’t know that pallet rack systems need capacity labels or, just as frequently, aren’t aware that it’s actually their responsibility to place the pallet rack capacity labels on the rack system. According to RMI standards, “The owner is responsible for displaying in one or more conspicuous locations a permanent plaque(s).” That means, of course, that once you purchase your rack, it is indeed you that needs to place the capacity label on your racking. How, exactly, do you go about doing that?
Pallet Rack Cross Beam Label
Labeling Your Rack System
You might be wondering, “So, how do I do it, then?” Outfitting your pallet rack with capacity labels isn’t as daunting as it might sound. Simply place a label on your rack with the following specs:
End of Aisle Pallet Rack Capacity Labels
- No less than 50 square inches
- In “clear, legible print”:
- “The maximum permissible unit load and/or maximum uniformly distributed load per level”
- “The average unit load of applicable”
- “Maximum total load per bay”
- “Storage levels with multiple stacking of unit loads”
Readers should also note:
- “Load application and rack configuration drawings shall be furnished with each rack installation. A copy should be retained by the owner for future reference.”
- “If a pallet rack or stacker rack system is designed for more than one shelf configuration or profile, the drawings are to include either all the permissible configurations or limitations as to the maximum number of shelves, the maximum distance between shelves and the maximum distance from the floor to the bottom shelf.”
That’s it. Label your pallet rack with the above information, and you’ve both met regulations and taken a step towards making your warehouse that much safer. We hope the information provided has been helpful. We encourage you to give us a call at 800-722-5908 if you’ve got a pallet rack question or are looking for pallet rack products or pallet rack capacity labels – we’d love to help.