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Why store Timber on Cantilever Racks?

Cantilever Racking is the most common method of racked storage for both Hardwood and Softwood Timber products. The system of legs – or columns to give them their correct term, have a number of arms attached to them by a variety of means (by pins, bolts or rarely by welding) that protrude clear of the…

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Have you checked your Pallet Racking for signs of corrosion?

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 for Timbmet Distribution Centre

Timbmet carry one of the most extensive product ranges in Europe from certified hardwoods, quality softwoods, engineered products and innovative designer panels. With a dedicated merchant’s team offering support to the Timber industry the opening of their state of the art Distribution Centre at Stanfield in the Vale, Oxfordshire will prove to be pivotal in…

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Stakapal provides bespoke storage racks for Builders Merchants

London based builders merchants Hitchcock & King have been supplying timber and building materials to the trade for over 40 years. Their winning formula is based on four key principles – stock availability, price competitiveness, fast delivery and customer service. Hitchcock & King have several branches servicing the London area and a customer base ranging…

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Stakapal Cantilever Racking is ‘key’ to solving Timber Storage issues

When Frank Key (Nottingham) Ltd a large privately owned independent supplier of building and timber supplies, with over 100 years of history decided to make a major investment into external Cantilever Racking, it was Stakapal that provided the key to the ideal storage solution. At their Bulwell site in Nottingham the company decided to take…

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Blyweert Beaufort choose Stakapal’s superior Cantilever Racking system

Unlike many organisations Blyweert Beaufort bucked the trend during most of the last recession and continued to grow their business on the back of being the major supplier of aluminium profiles for both domestic and commercial sectors. The expansion resulted in the necessity to embark upon better utilisation of their storage facility and improve upon…

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When did you last check your Racking Load Labels?

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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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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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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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