Racking Safety: Make sure they can’t PIN you down!

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Racking Safety: Cantilever Racking

Cantilever racking systems are widely used in warehouses for storing long, bulky items such as steel bars, pipes, timber, and more. While these systems offer great storage solutions, ensuring racking safety within them is essential. Many risks can occur with all Cantilever racking which is why it is important to follow all Health and Safety Guidelines.

Racking Safety Issues & Rules

Your Environmental Health Officer will automatically check your Beam Locking Pins when visiting your site and the overall safety of your racking.

Such beam locking pins observations include:

  • The Condition of the locking pins – ensuring they are not heavily worn.
  • The locking pins are properly installed and adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • The compatibility of the locking pins – if the wrong pins are used with the wrong rack, this could be detrimental to the structural integrity of the arms.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires you to:

  1. Provide safe systems and equipment for using, handling, storing and transporting articles and substances.
  2. Provide the relevant information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure the health and safety at work of employees.
  • The most common causes of collapse or accidents with falling stock from Pallet Racking is dislodged beam connectors.
  • Missing or damaged Beam Locking Pins can highlight dislodged beams.

    Don’t run the risk of falling stock endangering your Staff or Customers…

Stakapal can help with a full range of safety checks ranging from missing Load Labels and Beam Locking Pins to full racking inspections by our in-house SARI (SEMA Approved Racking Inspector).

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Cantilever Racking Inspections

Cantilever racking Inspections should be carried out by a SEMA-approved trained SARI to ensure HSE’s current guidelines are followed, ensuring the racking is safe to use. These should be completed at least every 12 months.

Stakapal offers a yearly Racking inspection on all racking systems installed by ourselves, including a full report utilising SEMA’s traffic light reporting system. Cantilever racking safety is not just a matter of compliance; it’s essential for protecting both workers and inventory, maintaining operational efficiency, and safeguarding the reputation of the business.

By prioritising safety measures and adhering to regulations, businesses can create a safer and more productive warehouse environment for everyone involved.

SEMA full member, SARI SEIRS

Stakapal are full members of SEMA (Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association), with our installation and inspection teams fully SARI (SEMA Approved Rack Inspector), and SEIRS (Storage Equipment Installers Registration Scheme) registered.

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