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Have you checked your Pallet Racking for signs of corrosion?

Corrosion Blog

No matter how thick the steel is in your Pallet Racking – it will still corrode if it is unprotected. Pallet Racks utilised in external yard environments or harsh conditions such as chill stores should be galvanised, paint will only protect against corrosion in the short term. Environmental Health Officers and Health & Safety Executive…

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Cantilever Racking Inspections : Why are they necessary?

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It is usually an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) from the local council, or a Health and Safety Executive Inspector that demands that a company obtains an inspection of its cantilever racking by a ‘technically competent person’. Cantilever Racking is a storage system usually utilised to store long and irregular or even awkward shaped products that…

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Do you know YOUR responsibilities?

Official Racking Guide Lines & Inspectors SEMA (Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association) regularly publish technical information in the form of Codes of Practice and Guidelines for the manufacturing, installation and inspection of racking. Stakapal’s complete range is produced in accordance with the SEMA Quality Assessment Scheme which ensures independent checking of all design procedures and methods.…

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Racking Safety : What to do should things come tumbling down

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A GUIDE AS TO WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IN THE EVENT OF SERIOUS INCIDENTS WITHIN YOUR WORKPLACE INCLUDING RACK COLLAPSE OR INCIDENTS WHEREUPON A REPORTABLE INJURY IS CAUSED. What is a Reportable Accident? A Reportable Accident is an accident that firstly involves the collapse of over 5000kgs of material. What is a Reportable Injury?  In…

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When did you last check your Racking Load Labels?

Load Labels Blog

Your Environmental Health Officer will automatically check your Load Labels when visiting your site – an obvious fact but so often overlooked… IT IS YOUR LEGAL OBLIGATION TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE THE CORRECT LOAD DATA DISPLAYED ON YOUR RACKS The Health & Safety at work Act 1974 requires you to: 1) Provide safe systems…

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Cantilever Racking Health Check

Cantilever Racking Health Checks You Should Carry Out In these tough and challenging economic times it is understandable that many companies have had to delay the purchase of any new storage equipment for their warehouse or yard. What is more concerning, however, is the fact that in many cases this also applies to the ongoing…

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Make sure they can’t PIN you down!

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Pallet Racking Safety Issues & Rules Your Environmental Health Officer will automatically check your Beam Locking Pins when visiting your site. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires you to: Provide safe systems and equipment for using, handling, storing and transporting articles and substances. Provide the relevant information, instruction, training and supervision as…

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