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.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Environmental Health Officers and Health & Safety Executive Officers will often serve a prohibition notice on Racking showing signs of corrosion.
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 is necessary to ensure the health and safety at work of employees
Corrosion of Pallet Racking is an indicator of the metal weakening, even if you adhere to the original weight allowances the mass of storage can prove too much for weakened racking resulting in a collapse.
Don’t run the risk of falling stock endangering your staff or customers…
If Pallet Racking comes down on someone you could ‘go down’ with it!
Are you unsure if your Pallet Racking meets the Health & Safety Work Act?
Stakapal, offer a full inspection of all racking installed by ourselves as part of our ongoing support and aftercare services. All inspections are carried out by a SEMA Approved Racking Inspector and a full detailed report will be provided at the end of each inspection. All SARI’s are in-house trained and fully comply with the HSE’s requirements giving you a wealth of experience and expert advice. The team follows a traffic light system and will categorise each part of the inspection in Green, Amber and Red. There are 2 choices when booking a racking inspection with Stakapal for further information view our report options in more detail.
Don't Ignore The Warning Signs
The guidance from SEMA (Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association) is that any significant corrosion requires replacement.