There should be absolutely no doubt in any forklift operator’s mind about the rack capacity for each and every spot in their warehouse. According to the Rack Manufactures Institute, RMI all pallet rack installations should display in one or more obvious locations, a permanent plaque showing maximum unit load, maximum uniformly distributed load per level, the average unit load, and maximum total load per bay. If this is not displayed properly and understood by operators in the area safety is compromised. “When in doubt shout it out!”
Here is an important question all warehouse managers/supervisors need to ask themselves:
Have we taken the time to label our pallet racking with maximum capacity labels to ensure each and every one of our forklift operators is loading our racking properly?
If you need help figuring out your pallet rack load capacities or would like some pallet rack load capacity labels call one of our material handling specialists at 800-722-5908