When dealing in bulk storage, you need to ensure that your warehouse is a safe place for products and for staff. A statutory requirement under Health and Safety Legislation, pallet storage inspections need to be carried out at least once a year.
Having these pallet storage accessories in place can increase the chances of your warehouse meeting necessary safety requirements.
An essential safety accessory for pallet storage, row spacers fix to the uprights of a double entry rack system to provide extra strength and rigidity. These spacers provide extra security and are fitted at intervals on back to back uprights to make sure that the pallet rack stays straight. Row spacers also ensure consistency in distance between uprights throughout the whole rack system, ensuring a structurally sound pallet storage system.
Pallet Rack Load Signs
An essential accessory that ensures your racking system doesn’t store more weight than it should, rack load signs are a safety must for pallet storage. As a warehouse owner, if you don’t know how much weight your racking can take, then you risk overloading and putting you’re staff at risk of injury. By placing load notices on the end of each rack, you’ll know exactly how much storage to assign to each pallet.
This safety feature fixes onto the back of single entry racks to provide protection from falling items. Anti-collapse mesh is normally fitted to pallet racks with loading bays or aisles so as to reduce the risk of loose items falling from the racking and being damaged – or worse, causing damage.
You can protect the frames of your pallet racking from damage caused by forklifts by using safety barriers. These accessories are particularly useful on pallet storage systems where pallets are stored against the end frames. As well as providing protection against forklift damage, safety barriers also prevent items from being damaged through unnecessary strain at the end of each rack.
What’s your experience of using pallet storage accessories? Do you recommend any other products to help keep a warehouse safe? We’d love to have your insight.